There are many iconic doors out there and I have already written Blogs about a few of them, but there is one in particular that is missing from my list. It's a door that has amazed children of all ages for several decades and still continues to do so being out of this world.
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How could such a seemingly "normal" door hold so many secrets and how could the inside be so much larger than the outside? It is, of course, Dr Who's T.A.R.D.I.S (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) police box front door! A famous programme shown on BBC One.
I don't imagine there are many people over the age of 4 in the UK that wouldn't recognise this picture, this door and what it represents. Over the years the makers of Dr Who have changed the doctor eleven times. Peter Capaldi will be the twelfth when he hits the screens later this year. The makers have updated the theme tune on numerous occasions (the latest version being my favourite). However one thing that has hardly been touched over the years is the police box and its front door! The makers haven't touched the design or the colour since it was first introduced in 1963.
Phone boxes have changed beyond recognition over the decades and the TV programme makers have no doubt considered updating the police phone box but they have always stuck to the original design. The temptation to introduce a modern glass door or a gadget operated door of some description must have been great and yet they never have. It just shows you that a classic door can really stand the test of time.
At Doorsan we don't sell police box doors but we do sell a whole range of traditional wooden front doors which will look great from the moment they are fitted and they will continue to look great for years to come. If you're looking to build a replica T.A.R.D.I.S we could source a custom built door, contact us to discuss the options.