I’ve recently received a number of requests asking for plans and details on how our TARDIS Little Free Library was built. We don’t have formal plans. The awesome Husband was awesome and figured it out on his own with trial and error.
However, I’ve managed to pin him down and make him tell me what he can about the TARDIS Little Free Library, its dimensions, and what he did to make it happen. This is what he told me.
Building the TARDIS
-16" deep, 15.5" wide
-Height with roof support was 26.5" ( note, this is without the roof )
-The roof itself is 20" x 20" and has about a 4" rise from outside to center.
-The door height, so without supports, is 24"
-The width of the door is 13" ( which is also the width of the inside part of the sides and back, ie, width without the posts )
The walls, floor, shelf, and roof are all made with 1/2" plywood.
-I first cut the 2" x 2" squares, trimming corners of them out.
-The floor was cut of the plywood, straight sided square ( mostly ), and nailed / glued to the corner posts. Then the walls were cut to fit, fitting inside the pits of the posts that had been cut out, and glued / nailed together.
I used a table saw, wood glue, and a couple different nail guns to assemble it.
The roof was mostly trial and error, had a heck of a time getting it to fit right around the glass top that I had purchased at a garage sale.
The shelf was cut to fit the inside, and screwed in. You can't see the screws from the outside because the trim pieces used conceal them.
The door had weather stripping and silicon putty put on it to seal it against weather, and the door is made of plexiglass, with the trim pieces glues to themselves and the plexiglass. The plexiglass is just one big sheet on the inside of the trim pieces.
There you have it. Everything I know about the magic my husband did to build the TARDIS Little Free Library.