Tuesday, December 8, 2015

My Weathered Wood Photography Background & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #62

DIY Weathered Wood Photography background - easy to make and great for photos of food, diy projects and thrifty finds #photography #blogging #tips

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.


DIY Weathered Wood Photography background - easy to make and great for photos of food, diy projects and thrifty finds #photography #blogging #tips

He fastened three additional strips of wood along the width underneath, gluing and nailing them on to hold the board together.

DIY Weathered Wood Photography background - easy to make and great for photos of food, diy projects and thrifty finds #photography #blogging #tips

He then put felt strips on the three wood strips so they wouldn't scratch my photography table's smooth surface.

DIY Weathered Wood Photography background - easy to make and great for photos of food, diy projects and thrifty finds #photography #blogging #tips

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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7 comments:

  1. Your background is going to be so useful, looking forward to seeing it in future photos. Thanks Joann for Vintage Bliss 62.

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  2. I like the top he made you! That is going to look great.

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  3. that looks great :) I've been pestering my family for old wood boards and stuff but nobody has any!

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    1. My dad has always collected old wood and doors but we can't seem to find anything suitable.

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  4. Hi Joann,

    This is Harsh from Chicago. I am a founder of a startup and we are expecting to go live in a month's time. I really liked your photography background and want to use this as a background for one of my product images.Wanted to seek your permission for the same. Product is basically a bottle. I can share more details with you if you want.

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