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  1. Other: Funeral Hearse

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    Was thinking about about building a funeral hearse. The problem so far is the wheels are so darnn expensive. Anyone know of any sites that are reasonable on wood carriage wheels? I already checked Ebay and my local Facebook sale sites. Thanks
  2. Static: Creating an Aged-Wood Effect on Foam

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    I finished up my church crucifix prop by using paint to create an aged wood look
  3. Wood Grain Tool - FAIL!

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    I started a daily vlog last month to capture my 2016 haunt build. I call it "Bleach Bones." This year is going to be my first walk-thru haunt and I'm building everything from the ground up. Today I show what ultimately turned out to be my failure in using a tool to create a wood grain effect on...
  4. Static: Prop building time... wood cemetery fence

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    I have been planning on building a cemetery fence for the last 2 years. Well I decided to go with the wood pallet design. I started collecting pallets last week. Well big score last night. Found 10 of them piled up by a dumpster.... I will start pulling them apart soon. I have 16 pallets so...
  5. Static: “Knock-Down” Cemetery Fence – No tools required for assembly/dis-assembly

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    I’ve been using this DIY fence for a number of years and this year, I wanted to document the individual pieces involved and the assembly steps as I put it up for the 2015 season. The primary reason for this design was to save storage space! My house doesn’t have a basement or any attic space...
  6. Vacuform Panels.... How to ?

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    I recently purchased some vacuform panels for the first time and they should be arriving in a few days. How do I stabilize/mount them etc? Attach to wood, foam, other? Surprisingly I haven't found very much info regarding that online.
  7. Animated Swinging Skeleton

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    I built this prop about 8 years ago, and it's always a big hit in the neighborhood. I've gotten a lot of requests from various forum members over the years for information on how I built it. I even wrote up a tutorial for it about 4 years ago, but never posted it. Don't know why---too busy...
  8. Mechanical: Hallway from 2014

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    just wanted to share my hallway from last year: The cost of this hallway was under $100 (if you can get the wood pallets for free) check out the video the hallway moves. Thanks
  9. Weathered wood?

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    How can i make new looking wood boards look like old looking grey-ish boards?
  10. Static: Stackable Wood Pumpkins

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    Build Instructions: http://www.instructables.com/id/Stackable-Wood-Pumpkins/
  11. Static: What to use to scrape up pink foam for wood effect?

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    Hello, What tools or household utensil to you guys prefer to scrape up pink foam to get a good wood effect? I need to make a pirate ship facade out of foam board. Im going to carve out the plank lines with a dremel, paint the entire thing black, then dry brush browns for the wood effect. But I...
  12. Need advice - Building first haunt/maze

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    So we're diving into making a yard haunt/maze this year. We have our plan mostly laid out and getting ready to start buying materials but we're stuck a little on what we want to make our walls out of. If our panels are 4ft wide we'll have between 50-60 of them. I don't want to break the bank...
  13. Keep our Haunt Alive

    Announcements / Press Releases
    Hello Fellow Haunters, I have some bad news while being out of town helping with a family emergency. All my wood and materials that I use to build our Yard Haunt was taken, I don’t like to word “stolen” cause I hope whoever took it will be using it for a good cause. Around this time of...
  14. Static: My newest tombstone - wood

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    I had one foam blank left from the sheet I bought a few months ago and decided to go for something different that I have not seen a lot of - wooden tombstones. Kind of an old west look, but I'm a firm believer in variety in my graveyard so I went ahead with the carve. First I drew a rectangle I...
  15. Prop Showcase: My "CGI" Picture Frame

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    Almost finished with my CGI Picture Frame prop. The TV is a Samsung 22UF5000 The wood is embossed chair rail moulding and 1x2 whitewood from Lowes. I will be using a Brightsign HD1020 with Gilderfluke Script. The CGI will be controlled by DMX signal. This is 1 of 2 that I am building. Now I...
  16. Static: Brainstorming a roll up pirate ship.

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    I know people either love or hate this theme. ? Pretty sure it's where we are headed this year, I like to change things every couple of years. On that note .. My pirate ship would need to last like two years or so, nothing permeant. I also don't have a ton of storage, so building a big ship out...
  17. Static: How do you secure walls to floor?

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    I would like to know how everyone secures their walls to the floor. Last year I made a major portion of my haunt out of 3x8 sections of walls made from an "8" wood frame with heavy duty cardboard on each side, then covered them with contact paper/wallpaper and distressed them. They looked...
  18. Static: Suggestions: Mausoleum

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    Hello, fellow haunters! I'm starting my big build project for this year: a full-sized mausoleum! I'm very excited about it. I'm thinking the panels of the attached diagram should be 4' x 8' panels of foam (or wood). Now, for those of you who have much more build experience than me, I...
  19. Heat gun , wood burner, Dremel etc.

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    How many of us use things like a heat gun, Dremel, wood burner when crafting? Are there other tools that you rely on?
  20. PVC Grave Grabber KIT

    For Sale/Trade By Individuals
    PVC Grave Grabber KIT (SOLD) We no longer offer this kit, but I have one that I put together for someone that was never picked up. It will include all of the hardware, pipe, and fittings to build one as you see here. You will a foam head and a wood base to finish. I will include wood screws for...
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