Last month I’ve been really fascinated with food photography and product shots with wood table or wood texture in the background. Ever since I’ve been planning to try and make my own. Eventually I stopped procrastinating and just started doing it. This is my first prototype and it works pretty well, tough I am not promising to improve on future version.
I have seen other people doing back to back wood planks but I also wanted a plain wood table, so I went with one side being the wood plank and the other side plain wood.
After some sanding it was time to wood glue the two sides together
I wanted to try it out before I varnished and painted them because I really liked the texture and the color of it even if it was plain.
I tried looking for grey varnish here in the Philippines but couldn’t find any so I just thought of using a really dark varnish and white paint for the sides. (Planning to make a grey one in the future using grey water based paint that is diluted)
Now to test it out inside the studio:
This is just my first try and still planning to make more because it’s pretty easy to do and is a really great background for product/food photography shots. The one thing I learned about this is you should test out the paint and varnish before applying it to the final product. It took me 2 days to do this project because of the time to wait for the wood glue and the varnish and paint to dry but all worth it.