STOCK SCENERY CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK, 2nd Edition, by Bill Raoul
Available from Broadway Press Inc.
Widely adopted as a college textbook, STOCK SCENERY CONSTRUCTION HANDBOOK is one of the easiest to use, and most complete manuals on scenery construction. It has over 180 full-page drawings showing construction techniques for every conceivable kind of stock scenery piece, from flats (plain ones, door units, hardwall, etc.), to platforms and step units (including two kinds of parallel platforms and even folding-brace stairs), to all kinds of soft goods like curtains and drops.
Author Bill Raoul has added a new chapter on paint and over 20 new illustrations to the second edition. His wry sense of humor will delight and entertain every reader.