Smaller on the Outside

My guest room is now smaller on the outside.

TARDIS

Not an entirely original idea, but I wanted to take a crack at it. Wanted to give a little nod to Stubbs for the great write up she did for her Murphy Bed, it was quite an inspiration. This makes for the second TARDIS I’ve built.

The Pile of wood that would eventually become the TARDIS.

The Pile of wood that would eventually become the TARDIS.

More bits of wood

Cutting the fancy curved bed rails and learned how to apply laminate tape to the edges of the plywood

Cutting the fancy curved bed rails and learned how to apply laminate tape to the edges of the plywood

Sanding and sanding again. So I enlisted some help.

Sanding and sanding again. So I enlisted some help.

Building the Bed Frame

Building the Bed Frame

Painting everything blue. Very very blue.

Painting everything blue. Very very blue.

Starting to look like a TARDIS as I add trim. So many coats of paint at this point.

Starting to look like a TARDIS as I add trim. So many coats of paint at this point.

Hauling everything into the house and assembling the cabinet around the frame.

Hauling everything into the house and assembling the cabinet around the frame.

It was at this point I discovered that the cabinet was about 1/4″ to narrow. Mostly because I didn’t get an entirely clean joint between the two big heavy panels on the bed frame. I basically had to scrap the horizontal pieces (header and head board) and re-build, re-prime, re-paint them. I said a few bad words and plodded back to the shop.

Despite the very clear instructions that the bed must be securely mounted to the wall before you attach the springs we seem to have lost grampy

Despite the very clear instructions that the bed must be securely mounted to the wall before you attach the springs we seem to have lost grampy

Applying the decals to the Police Box sign for the top.

Applying the decals to the Police Box sign for the top.

Masking the St John's Ambulance decal background for the door.

Masking the St John’s Ambulance decal background for the door.

Snuck in a couple of coats of high gloss white.

Snuck in a couple of coats of high gloss white.

Almost looks like a circle. Now if I can center the transfer decal.

Almost looks like a circle. Now if I can center the transfer decal.

Transferring the Vinyl Decal

Transferring the Vinyl Decal

Even have a working lock and key. It doesn't lock anything but it "works!"

Even have a working lock and key. It doesn’t lock anything but it “works!”

The TARDIS has arrived.

The TARDIS has arrived.

Time for a nap.

Time for a nap.

Now if I could just figure out how to get the light on the top. I only got about 3″ of clearance up there.

Decals were made by Jeremy Brewer and I got the hardware from Create-a-Bed. all the plywood was birch hardwood.