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Old 25th Apr 2021, 3:30 pm   #1
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Good afternoon all. Iím trying to find the dimensions of the hardwood door surround for a K6 ĎJubileeí phone kiosk. I have the cast iron window frame insert and have long thought of making a timber surround for it so that it looks more like a phone box door.

Try as I might and short of driving around the countryside tape measure in hand, I canít find the dimensions... Just the external dimensions of the timber door surround would do it (as I can work out the internal dimensions from the window frame).

Any clues?
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Old 25th Apr 2021, 5:36 pm   #2
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I have the cast iron window frame insert and have long thought of making a timber surround for it so that it looks more like a phone box door.
Measure and add 1/8th of an inch all round?
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Old 26th Apr 2021, 6:51 am   #3
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There is a red phone box without a door lying in a field near me, sounds like it should be married to your door.
If you are interested I can ask the land owner if he wants to part with it.

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Old 27th Apr 2021, 2:49 pm   #4
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I've attached an extract from Drawing 60905 which gives the dimensions of the hardwood door frame.
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I got the wrong door frame, I thought door lining. I love the proper drawing from steve102, teak isn't cheap.
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Folks!

Iím sorry for my silence. I signed up for email alerts and didnít receive any so I assumed no replies... Silly mistake.

Thanks for all your help and advice and Iím now quite well along with the project. - Though Iíve abandoned the hardwood door surround as too expensive and am now using CLS timber, cut to the appropriate size (or as near as damn it) and painted to match.

Iíve just received a replacement handle but Iím disappointed to find that it appears to be silver painted mild steel (or cast metal) and not of the quality or finish that I expected. So if anyone has a spare genuine door handle...! (And this one was sold as genuine).

The box without a door lying in a field is tempting but I think I have enough to be getting on with!

Thanks again.
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What is CLS?
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Old 12th May 2021, 6:40 pm   #8
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What is CLS?
Canadian Lumber Standard.

It's the sort of timber commonly used for studwork.

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Old 12th May 2021, 7:24 pm   #9
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Hi.

Yes CLS timber very good for studwork and other projects. I've just finished building a small workshop with 3x2 CLS (actual size 63 x 38mm). It has the great advantage of having rounded corners and generally well planed to minimise the risk of splinters. Just ordered some more to build a sturdy workbench for the workshop.

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It's also amqzingly cheap for what it is!
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Old 12th May 2021, 8:47 pm   #11
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Found on FB
https://www.facebook.com/Red-Telepho...28634855485800
Also on FB in groups ( either Openreach (BT/GPO) Friends or Ex BT people ) there a few blokes who's hobby is K6 boxes.
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