Furniture Carpentry

Production Photo

Production Photo

Image provided by designer

Image provided by designer

Drafting by me

Drafting by me

Leg patterning

Leg patterning

First step of the legs

First step of the legs

Carved leg

Carved leg

The Underside Interior

The Underside Interior

Matching up the S-curve

Matching up the S-curve

Installing the ribs for S-curve

Installing the ribs for S-curve

Fitting the foam and dowels

Fitting the foam and dowels

Dry fit with fabric

Dry fit with fabric

Post-upholstered seat

Post-upholstered seat

Custom carved legs and sides

Custom carved legs and sides

More detail

More detail

Attaching the S-curve to the base

Attaching the S-curve to the base

All together

All together

Woodgraining

Woodgraining

Painting

Painting

Finished Piece

Finished Piece

Tête-à-Tête

In The Next Room

Ohio University 2017

Scenic Designer: Janhavi Chaudhari

Prop Master: Samantha Llanes

  • Built, Upholstered, and Painted with fellow prop artisan Ariel Lacey

  • Hand-carved base and legs out of poplar

  • S-curve is 1/2" ply with a veneer on the exterior sides, sitting on ribs attached to the base

  • Most dowels taken from an old chair, two lathed to match

  • Top is buttoned and pulled through the ply, then the string is hidden underneath in a small canal. 

Top 3 Board's Choice Ezekiel Award

Scenic Technology

2017 USITT Ohio Valley Section

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Danielle Young

Drafting from Designer

Drafting from Designer

Reference Image

Reference Image

My basic drafting

My basic drafting

Based on info from designer, for proportion reference

Leg patterning

Leg patterning

Underside with legs

Underside with legs

Underside

Underside

Base without wedges and center

Base without wedges and center

Center

Center

Base with wedges and center

Base with wedges and center

Applique on base

Applique on base

Applique close-up

Applique close-up

Finished piece

Finished piece

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Katarina Radujkovic

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Dan Winters

Pouffe

The Ladies Man

Ohio University 2016

Scenic Designer: Erin Hemming

Prop Master: Jose Nunez

  • Has a diameter of 5'

  • Custom carved poplar legs

  • Base made out of 3/4" ply and bendy ply

  • Applique self-contained so that it could roll on and off stage without damage

  • Center and side wedges removable for storage

  • See upholstery page for upper section photos

Board's Choice Ezekiel Award

Scenic Technology

2017 USITT Ohio Valley Section

Production Photo

Production Photo

Chariot Plans

Chariot Plans

Drafted by James Wolk

Chariot Elevation

Chariot Elevation

Elevation by James Wolk

Base of front of Chariot

Base of front of Chariot

Back of Chariot

Back of Chariot

Chariot with high back attached

Chariot with high back attached

Wing in background

Installing foam feathers

Installing foam feathers

Foam installed

Foam installed

Side view

Side view

Finished piece

Finished piece

Production Photo

Production Photo

Chariot

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Stages St. Louis 2017

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Rolls out on casters, fake wheels on sides

  • Every feather piece is 1/8" styrofoam layered over top of each other

  • Base of front made from bendy ply

  • Wings flare out once they're on stage, kept up via bungee cords on back.

  • Rolled out on a knife in stage.

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Rai Feltman

Boat Cart Drafting

Boat Cart Drafting

Drafting by James Wolk

Main Section

Main Section

Main Section

Main Section

Full Assembled

Full Assembled

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Rai Feltman

Boat Cart

South Pacific

Stages St. Louis 2017

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Given two different plans on the build, opted for a mixture of both

  • Wheels are bicycle wheels with axles run through large angle irons attached to the base.

  • Sides and front are a double-layer bendy ply.

  • Handles are PVC made to look like bamboo

  • Hanger for decoration made from real bamboo, tied with twine and fastened with a center screw.

Production Photo

Production Photo

Lay-up for carve

Lay-up for carve

Carving legs w/ Grinder Attachement

Carving legs w/ Grinder Attachement

Me carving

Me carving

Rough cut

Rough cut

Mostly carved

Mostly carved

Carved toes

Carved toes

Finished Wood Section

Finished Wood Section

Finished Wood Section

Finished Wood Section

Mounted to Bed Frame

Mounted to Bed Frame

Legs attached to Base

Legs attached to Base

Legs attached to Base

Legs attached to Base

Adding in EVA foam detail

Adding in EVA foam detail

Eva foam detail

Eva foam detail

Toe detair

Toe detair

Finished Leg w/ Foam Detail

Finished Leg w/ Foam Detail

Partially base-coated legs

Partially base-coated legs

Day Bed

The Rover

Ohio University 2017

Scenic Designer: David Russel

Prop Master: Erin Brandt

  • My part of the project was the custom carved poplar legs

  • Used a Lancelot grinder attachment, sanding flap wheels, and a dremel. 

  • Eva Foam was applied for other details

  • The wood/foam sections were then covered in gold leaf after painting

  • I also upholstered the back pillow rest. 

Production Photo

Production Photo

Conference Table Drafting

Conference Table Drafting

Drafting by James Wolk

Interior Leg Build

Interior Leg Build

Close-up of Leg Interior

Close-up of Leg Interior

Top of Interior Leg

Top of Interior Leg

Leg Built

Leg Built

Finished Table

Finished Table

Finished Table

Finished Table

Conference Table

9 to 5

Stages St. Louis 2017

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Originally built for several people dancing on it.

  • Originally the feet were on sliders, not casters

  • Top is 3/4" ply, topped in masonite, wrapped around the edges with bendy ply and masonite. 

  • All sides covered in masonite.

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Rai Feltman

Drilling curved ends out of PVC

Drilling curved ends out of PVC

Assembly of "Bamboo"

Assembly of "Bamboo"

Front view of complete planter

Front view of complete planter

Side view of complete planter

Side view of complete planter

Finished piece

Finished piece

Photo by Rai Feltman

Production Photo

Production Photo

Photo by Rai Feltman

Bamboo   Planter

South Pacific

Stages St. Louis 2017

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Created out of different sized PVC to stand in for bamboo. 

  • Side panels are made of wood plank placemats cut to size and glued onto luan sheets that are inserted in the top and bottom pieces of PVC.

  • Smaller arches filled with sand and bent with a heat gun.

  • On a rolling caster base.

  • Twine hot glued around PVC to make "knuckles" in bamboo.

Old Chair next to New Chair

Old Chair next to New Chair

Chair gluing

Chair gluing

Chair gluing

Chair gluing

Replica Chair

Anything Goes

Stages St. Louis 2015

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Sarah Harris

  • Chair replicated from existing chair

  • Made out of pine, birch plywood, and dowels. 

  • Back pieces inserted into sides. 

Finished Piece

Finished Piece

Drafting from Designer

Drafting from Designer

Lathed pieces

Lathed pieces

Lathed pieces

Lathed pieces

Comparison of lathed pieces

Comparison of lathed pieces

Assembled pieces

Assembled pieces

Finished Pieces

Finished Pieces

Touring Bench

The Velveteen Rabbit

Barter Theatre 2014

Scenic Designer: Holly Breur

Prop Master: Helen Stratakes

  • Can be broken down in pieces: base, legs, and top stretcher, for touring. Bolted together.

  • Legs and back supports lathed out of poplar and doweled together where needed

  • Rest of piece made of pine, seats of pine planks

Production Photo

Production Photo

Top interior of drawers

Top interior of drawers

Mini Bar Interior

Mini Bar Interior

Features of Each Vanity

Features of Each Vanity

Outward Facing Sides

Outward Facing Sides

Painted Base

Painted Base

Painted Base

Painted Base

Painted Base

Painted Base

Full Painted Piece

Full Painted Piece

Full Painted Piece

Full Painted Piece

Production Photo

Production Photo

Mini Bar Interior

Mini Bar Interior

Vanities

It Shoulda Been You

Stages St. Louis 2016

Scenic Designer: James Wolk

Prop Master: Rai Feltman

  • Two vanities with identical fronts. 

  • One has opening mini bar doors, one has pull out drawers to be a desk.  

  • Made out of plywood and pine with an MDF top

  • Molding Applique

  • Painted by Grey Stowers

Other Assorted Furniture Projects

Boat Bench

Boat Bench

South Pacific Stages St. Louis 2017 Photo by Rai Feltman

Writing Desk

Writing Desk

2018 Ohio University, Government Inspector

Stove

Stove

9 to 5 Stage St. Louis 2017

Lounging Chair

Lounging Chair

Stupid Fucking Bird Ohio University 2017

Mirror

Mirror

Drowsy Chaperone Stages St. Louis 2016

Octagonal Pouffe

Octagonal Pouffe

It Shoulda Been You Stages St. Louis 2016

Pumpkin Chariot

Pumpkin Chariot

Cinderella Jr. Stages St. Louis 2013

Flower Cart

Flower Cart

My Fair Lady Stages St. Louis 2013

Beach Chaise

Beach Chaise

2018, MGR, Mamma Mia

Dowel Bench

Dowel Bench

Sister Act Stages St. Louis 2016

Dowelled Together Benches

Dowelled Together Benches

Sister Act Stages St. Louis 2016

Dowelled Table

Dowelled Table

Sister Act Stages St. Louis 2016

Magnetic Headboard

Magnetic Headboard

Drowsy Chaperone Stages St. Louis 2016

Gentleman Headboard Cover

Gentleman Headboard Cover

Drowsy Chaperone Stages St. Louis 2016

Bird Hedges

Bird Hedges

Drowsy Chaperone Stages St. Louis 2016

Wagon

Wagon

Wizard of Oz Barter Theatre 2014

Found Object Bench

Found Object Bench

Man of La Mancha Barter Theatre 2014

Found Piece Stool

Found Piece Stool

Man of La Mancha Barter Theatre 2014

Found Piece Stool

Found Piece Stool

Man of La Mancha Barter Theatre 2014

Garden Bench

Garden Bench

My Fair Lady Stages St. Louis 2013

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