So I came into this great octagonal kitchen table. Since I'm going to have a TARDIS in the living room, why not a console in the dining room? It's not a hexagon, but I figure I can still fake it. I don't know which version I'll do yet. My TARDIS is NST style, but trying to make a good looking tablecloth with all that junk is probably not going to work. Plus, a column in the middle would be easier as a centerpiece if it was short.
Are there any other six sided symbols that would look ok as an eight sided symbol?
Hmm, maybe this should be moved to the console builds sub-board...there used to be the "workshop" areas and then the "build" areas, and I got confused because I'm not building it yet, just tossing around ideas. Um, anyway, I don't know if this is going to work out like I wanted. I thought I'd be able to just put some netting over some greenish fabric, but there's some areas that have the grating, and some that are just gooey. How am I supposed to duplicate goo?
Or try and recreate the coral "arches" of the NS cosole--perhaps at a lesser angle with a central column and get a greenish table cloth--each place would be well defined for sure--and you have a great idea with netting--avoid goo. And just do it on an octagon. Perhaps yours is a newer TARDIS... ;-)
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2009 5:48:00 GMT 1 by dalekprime
The Seal of Rassilon would be a nice one, you know, just to have on the table instead of "HI I'M A HUGE NERD AND HAVE A CONSOLE TABLE" It would make a cool batik design (painting with wax, then dying it and scraping off the wax), but I'd have to get the right kind of cloth, otherwise it would turn out disastrous like my last rushed batik venture. I'd worry about residual wax+hot plates though... Paint seems like the only option.
As for my New New New New New New New Console: While thinking about the netting on a craft website, I started eying the netting on a laundry basket that I've got that's falling apart. I got another which quickly lost its handles due to a ridiculous construction design, but if I can fix that one, the other is ALL MINE to cut apart. If I had a couple different types of netting, it would make it a little more interesting/cobbled together look. I've got plans for the edges that involve flaps that will split apart so they hang over the corners nicer, but also covered by the beams that separate each section. This would be easier to explain if I could scan my sketchbook.
Are there any good reference pics that don't have the Doctor in the way?
Ah, thanks! The real console actually does have different kinds of grating
Maybe I could build a short column centerpiece by gluing plates together with something clear and round on top and stripes and the round metal thingers around the bottom. Or maybe I could just make a big crackle-finish serving bowl. This is turning into more Martha Stewart than Martha Jones.
You could do a crackle finish bowl (practical for a dining table) but have a tall hurricane candle holder (impractical, but awesome) nested in the center of it---and then make it look like the central column, with some LED lights and a a few plastic rods--that way you can remove the holder and still have a bowl for, you know, that food stuff, but can, when not being used for food, have an awesome console.
At the fabric store, I found two colors of lame www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2963&PRODID=prd33350 they are the blue and green at the bottom. The "turqoise" is bluer than it looks. The green is a little brighter than the picture. They're REALLY shiny. There's a nice turqoise color of a different fabric that's the same price, not as shiny, but it's significantly darker. Maybe I'll go back and take pictures because I can't find any online pictures.
Any votes? Should I go big and flashy or "TARDIS in energy save mode"? I'm thinking that all these synthetic fabrics won't hold up too well to heat from hot dishes and pans. Maybe some keypad coasters or post-it note pot holders?