British Phone Booths

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Project by libraryman posted 04-23-2013 04:59 PM 3209 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Our church is located across from the Georgia Ports. Seamen far from home seldom have anyway to connect to their loved ones. We have set up a “Communication Room” in our church providing areas for phoning home and with computers for sending email and video chatting. To provide privacy when phoning overseas I constructed three units modeled after British phone booths for the seamen to use. They each have folding doors, a chair, a fan and light. A shelf holds a dial up phone and phone cards for Asia, Africa and Europe. I used plexiglass on the folding doors

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 05:03 PM

This is a wonderful piece and what a nice thing to do.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-24-2013 02:05 AM

My daughter-in-law has asked me to build her a booth like this. Although it isn’t high on the priority list, I have been thinking about it. Yours looks great. Did you build this to some plans or design your own? Also, the purpose for the build is a nice gesture for someone far from home. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#3 posted 04-24-2013 02:19 AM

I love this!!! Makes me miss England. Did you do this freestyle or did you have plans? And doing it for service members is fantastic!!!


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#4 posted 04-24-2013 03:40 AM

That’s very nifty. It’s a bit more spacious than the usual stand up booth. You’ve almost got room for Dr. Who’s rig in there.

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#5 posted 04-24-2013 11:35 AM

Very nice. I always thought the Brits had it right on phone boxes. You said your church is across from Georgia Ports. What city is that in? Not too many Georgia Ports on Georgia’s coast.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#6 posted 04-25-2013 10:03 PM

Paint one blue… and then they can travel home and back, without any one knowing they were gone. ;)

(google Dr. Who if’n you don’t get it.)

P.S. Nice work.

-- Who is John Galt?

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 01:25 PM

Brilliant idea and a great gesture for the people who missed their family. Great design, build and color. Excellent work!

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