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My name is Gary.  

My first Doctor was Tom Baker. I'm a Doctor Who fan because the show is optimistic and whimsical and exciting. I like optimism and whimsy and excitement.

I attended Colorado University in Boulder, then the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada. I approach my woodworking as an art, not a hobby and have been making sawdust since 1980. Ask me anything.

The Blue (very important)

I use   Valspar® Reserve™ exterior grade, flat sheen, 100% acrylic latex paint on all my builds. Every TARDIS generation is a different blue. I'll do my very best to match the blue of YOUR Doctor's version.

I also build natural wood Public Call Box inspired cabinets & boxes for those, like myself, who appreciate the wood's native beauty.

The Wood (equally important)

All the wood used in all the boxes I build (big and little) is hardwood. (closer grain, more durable) Mostly Poplar, Ash, Oak, and Birch.

More exotic woods include East Indian & Brazilian Rosewood, Ecuadorian Purpleheart, American Black Walnut, and Birch Burl.


I will use United States Postal Service Priority Mail on all of the small builds. FedEx will be used on all the medium to large builds. See specific products for shipping details. I will only charge you the same price for shipping as it costs me.

How long does it take for my order to ship?

I build each TARDIS for their new owners, (and I will send you photo updates of the build, if you wish.) I have stated in each of my product details how long to expect for your particular build. Shipping will take up to 4 business days to USA addresses (less time the closer you live to Eugene, Oregon) and I will send you a tracking number as soon as it is shipped.

Will a signature be required upon delivery?

Normally, no. If you would like me to send with a required signature, you just need to let me know that prior to shipment.

Can you ship to a PO box?

Street addresses are normally required to ensure I deliver your order as expected. If you do not have a street address (i.e. PO Box), we will figure sometning out.

If you have any special shipping requrements

Please, just let me know.

Return policy

This is a custom build. I will send you photo updates during the build. You will have a lot of input if you wish as I build it. I can not accept returns.

Client Feedback

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Here are some photos of David Tennant examining one of my TARDIS inspired ring boxes while Catherine Tate and John Barrowman celebrate with the bride-to-be. A final shot of the whole group with John Barrowman holding the box. I love how the groom-to-be and David seem to pay more attention to the ring box than anything else. (for a moment, at least)

A client, Keith Darrow, proposed to his now fiance, Sarah Hill at Awesome Con using a TARDIS Cabinets Ring Box. Keith and Sarah host a radio show discussing all things pop culture. Tuesday nights at 8 PM EST on More about them at and

Congratulations Keith and Sarah

"Absolutely fantastic design - so pleased with this purchase! My fiancée didn't realise that it was a ring box. I've just proposed this weekend at the Doctor Who Experience on the TARDIS and because of the lighting, it was illuminated perfectly.

It's also a great idea to have somewhere to keep the engagement ring as a display if you replace it with your wedding band. You won't be disappointed with your purchase, the detail is superb, and looks very professional. Couldn't be happier, and Gary was extremely helpful with all my questions so massive thanks to him."

-Jim • Review via Etsy

"Excellent craftmanship!! Plus the seller was very helpful and responsive to any questions I had. Beautiful product I would recommend to anyone and I can't wait to see my girlfriend's face when I propose with this TARDIS ring box."

-Jorge • Review via Etsy

"I love this box so much! You can tell that Gary put alot of work into the craftsmanship of this box. I cannot wait to use it in my wedding! Thank you!"

-Erin • Review via Etsy

"Amazing craftsmanship. Wonderful attention to detail. Great communication. Exactly what I ordered. Fast shipping. Highly recommended!"

-Will • Review via Etsy

"This is a beautiful detailed wooden TARDIS ring box that will last long past the proposal! "

-David • Review via Etsy

"Gary was wonderful to work with & it was obvious that he puts a lot of TLC into his creations. My fiancée was overjoyed with the presentation & the fact that the windows were correct for her Doctor (Mat Smith). Can't go wrong with this seller."

-Daniel • Review via Etsy

"Exactly what I was hoping for. Better actually. Product was received within the timeframe of 2 weeks to build and expedited shipping. Seller was amazing with communication even given the holiday season. My fiancé loved the box (not as much as the ring but it was close)"

-Jeffrey • Review via Etsy

"My fiancé loved the engagement ring box so much, we decided to get the double one for our wedding bands so that we could introduce a little bit or our engagement into the ceremony. The Double Ring Box arrived promptly, and was everything we hoped. The craftsmanship is simply excellent. While our wedding is nearly a year away, we look forward to seeing the TARDIS come down the aisle."

-Steve • Review via Etsy

"Gary was a huge help getting me this box in a rush, I got it in plenty of time to do my proposal and my new fiance loves the box. Thank you so much Gary, we will come to you again when we need more Tardis boxes. :)"

-Eric • Review via Etsy

"Gary did an incredible job this Tardis Humidor. It is so impressive and will be proudly displayed in my house for years to come!"

-Patrick • Review via Etsy

"5 out of 5 stars! It's even better than expected. Truly excellent craftsmanship."

-Steve • Review via Etsy

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"Sorry it has taken so long to send this, I only proposed 2 weeks ago. Just letting you know the ring box was a hit! She loved it very much. It is a really nice piece and I am so happy to have included it in my proposal. Oh and Crystal, my now fiancé said yes!

I have attached some images so you can see it in action. Thanks again for crafting such a beautiful box!"


"Product was packaged well and arrived safely. Gary kept in touch with me throughout the process. The cabinet is awesome and is truly the showpiece of our recreation area. Thank you, Gary, for building a handcrafted piece of art that we will cherish for years."

-Tristan • Review via Etsy

"Beautiful TARDIS! You can tell this was made with love! Highly recommend! Gary is AWESOME!"

-Jeremy • Review via Etsy

"These are fantastic! I ordered these to be used in our upcoming wedding and I am just thrilled! Excellent craftsmanship! Seller was awesome with communication and these arrived faster than anticipated! Now... just have to keep them hidden from the ring bearers so they don't play with them ..."

-Christine • Review via Etsy

"I received my TARDIS ring box today and it is beautiful! Gary gave me updates on the construction and responded quickly to all of my questions. Well worth the money for a beautiful, hand crafted piece. The attention to detail and quality of work surpassed all my expectations!"

-Ben • Review via Etsy

"The seller put a TREMENDOUS amount of detail into the Tardis ring box. Additionally, communication was good and shipping was fast. Overall, it was an excellent transaction all around!."

-Matthew • Review via Etsy

"Gary made us a work of art. And during the busiest Christmas season when he was swamped. We actually drove to Eugene to pick up the Tardis since we live in Portland and the experience was awesome! We saw other of his craft items and we're now considering yet another unique Tardis item :) You won't be sorry. "

-Ozzie • Review via Etsy

"Gary has terrific talent. He truly cares about each piece he produces and it definitely shows in the final product. It was installed today and looks fantastic. It is Free Little Library #26655 and should be on the world map this week.
Thank you again for the terrific work Gary, we love it! "

-Aaron • Review via Etsy

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"Gary takes great care in crafting this piece of art from scratch for you. It has a lot of really nice done details but he still manages to ship really quickly!
I can only recommend his work.

I took a photo of your TARDIS and my town of Jossgrund, Germany for you. I hope you like it. I will send you more photos along its journey to Brazil. "

- Best wishes, Kevin

"Absolutely gorgeous craftsmanship! I love it, would totally buy from here again.

Thank you."

-Peter • Review via Etsy

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"I am 100% overwhelmed with the care and attention to detail Gary took in making this ring box. I cannot wait to show my future fiancee and companion through time.
I know she will absolutely adore it!

- Steven • Review via Etsy

Update from Steven: "Thank you for being a part of this day Gary! She loved the box as much as what was inside.    Feel free to use the photo and my previous review for your website. You do amazing work and deserve the praise!"

"The TARDIS humidor is absolutely fabulous! I showed it to a couple of friends of mine and they were just blown away.

Thank you very much for your excellent work and I hope to do business with you again."

- Joel

"Looks great! I was a little leery that it wouldn't look as good as the picture, but it looks better!

My Wife definitely loves it!"

-Ryan • Review via Etsy

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"As a British expat, I had always dreamed of having a TARDIS in my garden. I also wished to start a Little Free Library. When I saw the two combined, I was amazed. I ordered it at once. I wanted to do something special, and lasting, to commemorate my father's centenary. This was the perfect gift, a gift of reading for every child, for always.

This TARDIS Little Free Library has exceeded my expectations - it is perfect! It truly looks like it was a labor of love. I cannot imagine how much time and effort has gone into creating this beautiful blue box, that holds so many nostalgic memories for me; memories that go way back to my earliest memories as a child growing up in England."


"I love everything about the dartboard cabinet.

My wife says I'm a hard person to please. Everything went perfect with shipping and the cabinet was received in perfect condition. Thanks again for a quality product."


"The TARDIS Little Free Library is awesome! I love it, the kids love it.

I can't wait to get it outside for the neighborhood. One bit of feedback on shipping, the peanuts* stuck to the TARDIS. I had to wash them off. Other than that it is perfect."


* TARDIS Cabinets no longer uses those nasty shipping peanuts.

Client Video Testimonial
"I purchased the TARDIS Treasure Box as a birthday gift for a young Doctor Who fan. I can't express how pleased I am with the speed of build and communication quality from TARDIS Cabinets.

Real time updates sent frequently and it was built from scratch and at my door in just over two weeks! Great quality box, very sturdy looking, great paint colour and signs.

It really looks like it will last as long as it's taken care of. I highly recommend TARDIS Cabinets."


I have looked at other Doctor Who sites, and many of the items seemed just not right for an adult. I am so glad that I found TARDIScabinets. The jewelry box that he built for my friend is just beautiful. There are so may tiny, intricate details that make the box sturdy and a work of art.

Everything is precise and clean—which is hard to do on such a small scale! The handles, the light on top, the shading of the windows. The natural wood inside just glows. It is so gorgeously smooth and polished. Finally, I will say, it was a blast working with Gary. Friendly, professional, and sent me pictures of the build along the way. I am so impressed.


"The intrinsic details of the TARDIS is not lost on this treasure box. The quality of the woodwork alone is fabulous but add in all the specific to TARDIS' tiny details and you have Absolutely Fabulous!

The images online are accurate, but do not do this treasure box justice as in person. I know this piece will be treasured for many years by the gift recipient."


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