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!