For Once Upon a Mattress we built a set of spiral stairs. As with most things built for theater, the stairs were not built as one would build a set for a house.
You can see the lighting boom on the floor.


Escape stairs. I recycled this set of escape stairs from another show. You'll notice the platform on the floor. The other set of stairs to the right were built for this height n15.jpg

How many times have you had to search for old books? Beg the library to lend you boxes of books? Well, no more! This is just one way of dealing with the number of books it takes to fill a set of shelves. 1x1.jpg

A set of sliding double doors. These are flats painted to look like panel doors. 1v1.jpg

My list of tools needed by a techie. Yes, in the order of my preference. Don't forget something to hold it all in.
  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Tape Measure (At least 16')
  • Adjustable Wrench (a.k.a. C-Wrench)
  • Pocket Knife (keep it sharp)
  • Phillip's Screw Driver (#2 w/4" shaft)
  • Flat Screw Driver (Med size w/4" shaft)
  • Hammer (16oz.)
  • Locking Pliers (a.k.a. Vice Grips)
  • Wire Strippers/cutters
  • Square (Combination/Carpenter's w/level)
  • Channel Lock Pliers
  • Short Handsaw
  • small hand drill
  • Chalk line
  • The business part of the band saw. The blade and the guide wheels. The wheels keep the blade lined up. The blade moves downward... bb1.jpg

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