Today I’ve decided to finally make my Wood Table-Top for Product photography. Â I usually use whatever is around me whenever I do a shoot but I think its time to step up my game just a bit. Â Luckily I ended up having extra wood in the garage. Â Overall size of the Table-top is about 4ft x 2ft.
Its pretty simple in creating your own wood table-top. Â All you really have to do is make sure to measure everything correctly. Â If you don’t have your own saw then you can go down to your local hardware store and just have your measurements made and then have them cut it for you. Â That way when you come home all you really have to do is assemble it together with a few nails or wood screws you’ll be set in no time! Â I wanted to make the wood a bit darker with a withered look Â to it. Â I’ve never really texturizedÂ anything before so I went out on a whim by using steel wool, a hammer, and a sander.
Of course I had to have my pops help me out by guiding me a bit. Â These are moments that I love with my pops. Â It seems that whenever there’s anything that needs to be fixed either with the house or with any of our cars its always us trying to figure it out together. Â I definitely learned a lot growing up just watching him do things.
After you sand the wood table-top make sure to wipe it down with a cloth or if you have an air duster / blower even better. Â You don’t really want any dust or wood chips on while you stain. Â I ended up using about 2 coats of mahogany trying to make some parts a bit darker than others.
I can’t wait to test it out once its dry! If you guys have any questions or even comments or advice feel free to drop a comment below! I’ll be having more DIY projects on my blog so be on the look out!