Making Stage Props

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A Practical Guide

Andy Wilson

The Crowood Press 2003

Paperback. 192 pages. 184 b&w photos/ 31 diagrams

2 in stock

SKU: 9781861264503 Category:


Making Stage Props is a book for anyone involved in prop-making who wishes to explore the wealth of materials and techniques open to them.

Supported by over 200 photographs and drawings, the book covers:

Planning, costing and scheduling

Tools and workshop facilities, and detailed health & safety information

Cutting, shaping and turning wood

Making and repairing furniture

Cutting, bending & welding mild steel

Modelling in clay and other materials

Making moulds in plaster and flexible mould compounds

Life casting

Casting and laminating with polyester, epoxy and urethane resins, latex and other materials

Carving, turning and finishing polystyrene

Stage upholstery techniques

Painting, gilding and other finishes


As a freelance prop maker, Andy Wilson has worked for companies throughout Britain, ranging from the smallest touring companies to the Royal Shakespeare Company, and from contemporary dance to commercial pantomime. He has also been Master Carpenter for several regional rep theatres and built puppets and fire sculptures for large outdoor events. He currently teaches prop making at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


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Weight 0.559 kg