My eldest son is a big fan of the TV show ‘Doctor Who.” I wasn’t familiar with it at first. When he went off to college, I started to watch it and got hooked as well. We haven’t seen him for quite a while as he’s busy juggling school and work. So when we knew he was coming home for Thanksgiving, his dad and I decided on a surprise.

We came into his room and the first thing that caught my eye was his bedside table. It has been there since he was a kid and it’s screaming to be replaced. It was definitely time for an upgrade. And then a light-bulb moment: what if we include a Doctor Who reference in his room?

We came across a DIY Tardis bedside table project and we immediately know that’s it. Without any second thoughts, we gathered all the necessary tools and materials and went to work. If you have a friend or family member who’s into Doctor Who, they’ll really appreciate this project.


  • Wood
  • Wood glue
  • Screws
  • Opaque white plexiglass
  • Smooth-On Mold star 15
  • Smooth-On Smooth cast 300
  • Paint
  • Piano hinge
  • Black primer
  • Light grey spray paint
  • Drawer handles
  • Varnish
  • 8 foot electrical cord
  • 13 inch chrome tube, threaded at each end.
  • 2 washers
  • Washer cover
  • Two 1/4 inch light sockets
  • Two 25 watt frosted bulbs
  • 3-way lamp socket
  • One marette
  • Four compression attachments
  • 3 feet of electrical cord
  • threaded connector (Threads fit the 13 inch pipe)
  •  2 inch threaded pipe (Threads fit into the connector)
  • One nut to fit on the 2 inch threaded pipe


  • Table saw
  • Tape/clamp
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Fine-toothed hand saw
  • Cut off saw
  • Angle finder
  • hacksaw
  • Jigsaw
  • paintbrush

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Thanks to Red5ive for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…