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Katana scabbards from Rashomon

Two scabbards built to fit katanas from the prop department's armory for UW-Madison's University Theatre production of Rashomon (July-Sept 2021). The scabbards are hand carved from pine boards, then painted with a reflective black lacquer. Each scabbard has a sageo cord threaded through its notch to tie the weapon to the actor's waist. The handle of one katana is wrapped with a silver ribbon. Prop fabrication and painting by Lydia Berggruen (Props Master), production photos by Beau Meyer. Materials: pine boards, wood glue, Rust-Oleum black and clear lacquer sprays, silk cord, wired silver ribbon, WD-40

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Midcentury end tables from White Rabbit Red Rabbit

A pair of round midcentury end tables built for UW-Madison's University Theatre production of White Rabbit Red Rabbit  (February 2021). Built by Angie Hause (Scenic Studio Carpenter) and Lydia Berggruen (Props Master), finished by Lydia Berggruen. Materials: 2 precut round pine tabletops, pine 2x4's, wood conditioner, wood stain, clear brush-on urethane sealer

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Guitar cases for UW-Madison prop storage room

Guitar cases with custom-cut foam inserts to safely store a variety of guitars and ukuleles in the UW-Madison prop storage room. Created five cases total. Materials: plywood, window latches, strap hinges, steel handles, upholstery foam, black breakthrough

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Korean War footlockers from Clybourne Park

Two Korean war footlockers from UW-Madison's University Theatre production of Clybourne Park (November 2019). In Act I, the clean footlocker tumbles down the stairs and is dragged into the backyard where it is buried. In Act II -- 50 years later -- the "same" footlocker is dug up during home renovations. Built, painted, and weathered by Lydia Berggruen. Materials: 1/2" plywood, 1/4" plywood, 2x4 framing, corner braces, strap hinges, hasp hinges, felt furniture glides, staples, wood glue, scenic paint, Spanish moss, joint compound

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Bowling pin table from Twilight Bowl

A novelty table built for UW-Madison's University Theatre production of Twilight Bowl (April 2019). The tabletop is cut from 3/4" maple, mounted onto steel legs, and wrapped in silver T-molding. Designed by Arianna White (Scenic Designer), built by Lydia Berggruen (Props Master) and Eann Potter (Technical Director), painted by Lydia Berggruen, production photos by Beau Meyer. Materials: 3/4" maple, 3M Bondo crack filler, red and white scenic paint, clear gloss breakthrough sealant, plastic T-molding, silver acrylic paint, steel legs

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