Building a TARDIS or CARDIS in this case


Final cardis
Final cardis
Close up of completed door.
Close up of completed door.
I added hinges so the sign can cover the slot for the cards.
I added hinges so the sign can cover the slot for the cards.
Door handles and sign.
Door handles and sign.
Print out of the door sign.
Print out of the door sign.
Stenciled the words onto the signs.
Stenciled the words onto the signs.
Sign once black and blue paint has dried.
Sign once black and blue paint has dried.
After blue paint dried, applied black paint.
After blue paint dried, applied black paint.
police sign base.
police sign base.
full view with edging completed
full view with edging completed
close up of top. Note I added framing around the edges for a more finished look
close up of top. Note I added framing around the edges for a more finished look
Cardis before the final details.
Cardis before the final details.
I applied the windows under the balsa and applied the balsa with permanent glue.
I applied the windows under the balsa and applied the balsa with permanent glue.
Printed up window panels.
Printed up window panels.
I painted the box in case there were areas the box would show through.
I painted the box in case there were areas the box would show through.
All the sides painted and drying.
All the sides painted and drying.
Each side was laid out for painting as a unit.
Each side was laid out for painting as a unit.
As the balsa was removed for painting I numbered each one so they could be applied back in the same  place.
As the balsa was removed for painting I numbered each one so they could be applied back in the same place.
Filled in the empty areas with balsa cut to fit.
Filled in the empty areas with balsa cut to fit.
cut balsa wood panels for the doors and used temporary adhesive for placement.
cut balsa wood panels for the doors and used temporary adhesive for placement.
Found a box with a Styrofoam insert that mimics the top of the CARDIS.
Found a box with a Styrofoam insert that mimics the top of the CARDIS.

My son graduated this spring and I was looking for ideas for card boxes on pinterest. There were several that caught my eye and then I stumbled across a Tardis card box. I decided to take pictures along the creation process to share with any other Dr. Who fans that might fancy creating one of their own. Unfortunately I have not been able to figure out how to make it bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Please enjoy my CARDIS (Cards and related documents in slot)

 

Final cardis
Final cardis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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