DIY Wooden Photo Board




About: Maker based in ATL, I love to make new things and learn along the way. I want to share my learning experiences with others so they can be inspired to make the things they want as well.

I've been looking to try some new things with product photography and I saw a lot of awesome photos using a wooden background, so I decided to make my own!

I wanted the project to be simple and easy for anyone to make.

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Step 1: Tools and Materials

The materials were:

- Precut 1x4 common boards

- Kreg Jig K4 with Kreg Screws

- Belt Sander

- Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator (Color of your choice)

- Varathane wood stain

Step 2: Prep the Boards

I started off by sanding the edges of the boards on the belt sander just to make the edges look a little rougher and less even.

Step 3: Drilling Holes

I added a pocket hole on the end of each board on opposite sides of the board.

Step 4: Screw the Boards Together

You screw the boards together.

Step 5: Rough Up the Boards

Rough the boards using a portable belt sander, this will also help the stain and aging accelerator soak in easier.

Step 6: "Age" the Wood

Using a brush I heavily laid on coats of the aging accelerator and then I let the board sit overnight for it to dry.

Step 7: Finish the Other Side

I used a normal wood stain on the other side, but you could use a different shade of Weathered Wood Accelerator but you can choose whatever finish you want.

Step 8: Take Some Photos

Now you've got a cool background, have fun with it and take some photos!

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    6 months ago

    Thanks for the photo ideas. I should add one of these to my collection along with my handy marble slab.

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    Make And Repeatrandofo

    Reply 6 months ago

    You definitely should! I am definitely looking at getting some different textured backgrounds now!