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  1. Static: Ultimate Castle

    Halloween Props
    This is not my house, it's about an hour away from me but I had to post some pics because it's so amazing. The owner is a carpenter by trade and he is an unbelievable craftsman. He built the entire facade, columns, fence, and chair completely out of wood and painted the stone finish. It is by...
  2. Woodcraft Recycled wood scarecrow / snowman

    Halloween Crafts
    My wife saw this on pinterest and since I had some reclaimed wood left over from another project I made it for her and she did all the painting! Now we have requests to make more for friends and family!
  3. Wood Pilings made from giant pool noodles

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    First I covered the giant pool noodles with spray foam. The next part was probably the most difficult. I used a machete to shave down the foam and then used a Dremel tool to carve a chunky wood grain into the foam. I then started to paint the first dark layer The second layer of paint The...
  4. Static: 4 x 8 foam insulation propping question

    Halloween Props
    hi all, longtime lurker, 1st time poster... I really enjoy reading all the wonderful ideas on these boards... i'm creating a yard haunt this Halloween and doing a skeleton pirate theme... I was looking to create a ship prop by using a 1 x 4 x 8 foam insulation board... was going to cut out the...
  5. Static: Walls: Are 1x3s or 1x4s too thin?

    Halloween Props
    I'm planning to use wood frames for the garage haunt this year (most likely covered in black plastic). I had originally hoped to find 2x4s or 2x3s for cheap at Lowes or Home Depot, maybe with rejected, aged, or warped wood. However, before I get too far into the preparation, can I go thinner on...
  6. Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton

    Halloween Props
    Been working on this aff and on for a couple of months now and finally got around to ordering a wiper motor and finishing it last week. I've never built one of these or worked with wiper motors before so I made a couple of mistakes in construction that caused me to have to disassemble the prop...
  7. storing wood outside

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    I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I board up my windows with real wood every year and up until this year, I've been setting them behind the shed, stacked up and wrapped in a tarp (to keep the weather off them). Unfortunately, in FL, the humidity is so high that moisture makes it's way in and...
  8. Static: Swamp House

    Halloween Props
    Alright so after much perusing for ideas I took a little bit from the work peapole have done using PVC and Foam to come up with my swamp house creation for 2016. Here are some pics from start to finish. Using the standard 4x8 sheets of 3/4 inch insulation foam I started to cut out the body...
  9. Global warming and Halloween

    General Halloween
    In Michigan we are expecting snow flurries next week. I don't know about you but I'm sick of the frigid weather during Halloween. I'm going to embrace diversity and suck up to Global Warming like a Hoover Vacuum cleaner. I've purchased two SUV's and I'm burning multiple wood burner stoves in...
  10. Static: Faux Wood help???

    Halloween Props
    OK - I have a bunch of heavy duty cardboard tubes (from rolls of vinyl). 15"-20" long by about 3" wide. Any ideas on how to utilize these and transform them to make them look like faux wood? Wanting to build full sized "crosses" for scarecrows to hang from. Lack of real wood/branches. Any...
  11. Prop Showcase: Some new props I'm working on

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    I got up off my *** and started some new props. the 5pc skull sets I got at the Goodwill for $6.99 each, the other stuff I had already. Once I get them done I will be corpsing them with some wood stain.
  12. Static: Greyed wood

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    I want to cut some old fence wood to use for a Halloween coffin. Right now the wood looks weathered and kind of grey, but I know wherever I make cuts the wood will be brown and look newer. Does anyone know how to make these cut areas look old like the rest of the surface? Thanks.
  13. Painting How to paint plastic sheets to look like wood panels

    Halloween Crafts
    Last year I made a corridor with some haunted portraits. I want to do this again but I would like to give a more haunted mansion feeling. I would like to paint the bottom part of the plastic cheet to look like wood panels but have no idea how to do this. Any ideas or tips?
  14. Newbie here Need advice and Help

    General Halloween
    Hey all I am a newbie and need some ideas and help on what to do for Halloween decoration using parts of an old cheep dresser. I still have the wood and drawers and looking for ideas to use them part of my outdoor decorations. :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
  15. Make PVC look like wood

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    Hello all, I found this tutorial online, and thought it looked very useful --- perhaps for making PVC posts, fences, etc. to look like wood. You could probably add some great stuff knots to break up some of the smooth PVC uniformity. Full tutorial here...
  16. My New Display!

    General Halloween
    Totally unplanned, uncared for, it just very slowly.... happened, and it happened at the corner of my yard, right where most people stand to take possibly their first look at my house. 30 years ago I mounted a dirt bike into the huge dent in the side of my car, complete with skeletal bike rider...
  17. Bowmar/ Lucille Wood, Marni Nixon & William Schallert "Halloween: A Book-Recording Se

    Halloween Music
    Bowmar/ Lucille Wood, Marni Nixon & William Schallert "Halloween: A Book-Recording Se Bowmar/ Lucille Wood, Marni Nixon & William Schallert "Halloween: A Book-Recording Set" (Bowmar, B587, 1960's) DOWNLOAD LINK HERE: https://app.box.com/shared/vx3kklbdsg MORE INFO FROM SCAR STUFF HERE...
  18. Static: Cemetary Fence backslide!

    Halloween Props
    Was going to start making a cematary fence for our display. Got all the materials last weekend. 3/4" PVC (Gray so i dont have to use primer and cheaper than the white) 2" PVC for the posts, and 1 x 2 wood as the slates. Drilling slates for the tubes to slide through. Cut and marked out one...
  19. Prop Showcase: My first toe pincher

    Halloween Props
    So I've been creeping around these forums as a guest for several years now without actually becoming a member until recently. Living in an apartment I did not have the space to make or display props the way that I wanted to. So fast forward, I finally have a great home with lots of space to work...
  20. Wood Wick Candles

    Off-Topic Stuff
    I have been buying Wood Wick candles for the last couple of years in various styles. I would kill for a caramel sea salt one, Its so yummy! Unfortunately the last (3) I have purchased have been total duds. The wicks don't crackle, the wax doesn't burn and it doesn't release scent right. They are...
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