If the TARDIS headboard is rocking… well, you know the rest. And you could put the saying into practice if you built your very own TARDIS headboard.
Instructables user Jaroot crafted this spaceship bed headboard for his grandson who is a Doctor Who fan and has been decking out his bedroom with all the latest merchandise from Gallifrey (a/k/a the BBC). This handmade addition to the decor couldn’t be more terrific. Even the gruff Twelfth Doctor would approve. Probably.
Jaroot started the project with research. He watched a video from Steve Ramsey of Woodworking for Mere Mortals to learn the basics of building the time machine/spaceship and created his own plan. He used 1×8 pine boards for the headboard frame but recommends using plywood. If only he had a TARDIS to travel back in time and do it again!
He built the case first and then added the TARDIS panels with 1/4″ luan plywood. Jaroot outlines the steps of the project and the tools he used, and while it looks like the project is beyond my skill level (I’ve only just learned to wield a power drill), it seems detailed enough that builders with moderate experience can follow along. My biggest takeaway? There’s a Pantone color for TARDIS blue. It’s 2955C. Lowe’s unfortunately couldn’t match it, but I think the color Jaroot picked works well.
The best part of this build? The TARDIS headboard is sort of bigger on the inside. The front panels open outwards to reveal shelves. You can store books, extra blankets, or make it a display case for all your sonic screwdrivers.
Get all the timey wimey details at Instructables.