A Little About Myself

I have been building props for theatre, opera, retail display and other industries since 2003. I am currently the props master at Triad Stage in Greensboro, North Carolina. I also write about building props and other things.


My props were built for theatres both on and off-Broadway, New York's "Shakespeare in the Park", the Santa Fe Opera, the Actors Theatre of Louisville, as well as for retail stores and theme parks. I do carpentry, metal work, vacuum forming, sculpting, molding and casting, and small effects. You can see more in my portfolio.
  • Magic music box

  • sculpted bull talisman

  • gold throne

The Prop Building Guidebook

For Theatre, Film, and TV

The best-selling book found on prop builder's shelves around the world is now in its second edition. Learn about common materials and techniques, such as wood, metal, plastic, fabric, papier-mâché, and fiberglass. You will understand why to use certain materials and what advantages they give.

Sharing the knowledge

I write, photograph, and shoot video about props.

Youtube channel

How-to videos, step-by-step instructions, and behind-the-scenes looks at prop building.

Prop agenda

Blog running since 2009. Over 1000 posts on props, theatre, cosplay, and making things.

Contact Me


Twitter: @ericbhart
Instagram: @ericbhart

North Carolina, USA