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I want to build some temporary walls to look like a room. (basically like a three wall set like you have on SNL). Are there any tutorials here, or on the web, about building walls like that? I was thinking of maybe something using foam insulation and wallpaper/paneling, but I'm not sure if that would work well.
 

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Are you planning on reusing them or are they a one-time setup?
I made a frame out of 1x2's and stapled some cardboard on.
Total cost of that : about $3 ( for the lumber ).
To make a set out of those panels , you can either use scene setters or you can make your own like I did. I used 1/2" and 1/4" styrofoam which is also pretty cheap. Of course , it'll take a lot more time to build your walls than just using scene setters.
 

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they'll only be a one time thing, but I'm actually wanting to use them to shoot video that I'll have on the TV on Halloween. But I want it to look like it's actually a room. Problem is, I want to splatter fake blood on the walls during the video, and also I don't have a room like the one I want to build. I was thinking of constructing it in my garage, since that's the most open space area. But it should look like a bedroom, like you would find in a doublewide trailer. Cheap wood paneling, or ugly wallpaper, dingy, etc. Might be too big of a task.
 

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Search this forum for "facade" and/or "walls"... I think there are even threads about this on the first page of this section...
 

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they'll only be a one time thing, but I'm actually wanting to use them to shoot video that I'll have on the TV on Halloween. But I want it to look like it's actually a room. Problem is, I want to splatter fake blood on the walls during the video, and also I don't have a room like the one I want to build. I was thinking of constructing it in my garage, since that's the most open space area. But it should look like a bedroom, like you would find in a doublewide trailer. Cheap wood paneling, or ugly wallpaper, dingy, etc. Might be too big of a task.
You can go with the creepy wallpaper scene setters. They are relatively cheap and come in 50ft rolls. And if you build those cheap wall panels I was talking about , you should be set. Shouldn't take more than a few hours to complete the whole room scene.
 

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scene setters, from what I've seen, are more halloween specific. I want to make it look like a room you could find in a run down home. Like a dingy doublewide trailer bedroom, or something to that effect. It's ok, I'm probably biting off more than I can chew anyway.
 

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It will take you some time to recreate a room like you're describing.
There's always the option of stenciling or even trying to find wallpaper that you like , put it up and vandalize it a bit to make it look old and worn out.
If you can show me a reference pic then I might come up with something.
 

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If you want the walls to look like old wood paneling, call around to some local remodeling companies and see if they can hook you up with some real old paneling. I got a dozen or so sheets out of the basement of the building next to my office. The construction people were thrilled that I would take them because it kept them from having to call for a dumpster pickup so soon. They even loaded them into my truck for me. I've been painting the back sides and using them for walls.
 

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If you want that particular look , you can try building sites /remodeling comps like Fravak was pointing out , and see if they have anything like that. A more expensive option is to actually buy those panels at the Depot but they're probably about $25-30 each. It's not worth trying to build these things from scratch since you want that wood structure . If I were to build those , I'd probably use strips of cardboard and try to make it look like wood.
 
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