A couple of weeks ago, I showed you my new photography table. I set it up with visions of creating several interchangeable wooden photo backgrounds to put on top. My husband had some old wood in the garage and was kind enough to create my very first aged wood background.
He used old 1 by 2 pieces of wood, which he cut to 32 inches in length, just slightly bigger than the bamboo top of my table. He pieced enough wood together to make the finished board 22 inches wide, again a bit bigger than the table. He had formerly used these wooden pieces as stakes to prop up burlap around the cedar trees in the backyard in winter. As they were outside for a few winters, the wood had aged and turned grey.
He fastened three additional strips of wood along the width underneath, gluing and nailing them on to hold the board together.
He then put felt strips on the three wood strips so they wouldn't scratch my photography table's smooth surface.
You can tell that I was excited about my new photography board, because you will see it soon in a couple of posts about diy Christmas garlands we recently made. I think it will also work well as a backdrop to thrifty finds and food. (I used a Photoshop action in the photo above to give an idea of how I might modify the look of the background so it's not always the same.) I want to make a few more boards and perhaps paint them.
Do you have any old wood lying around? Is this something you could see yourself doing?
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