Using Wooden Planks as a Base

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

I love using wooden planks as a base for my photos. I have pieces of flooring, 2x4's, a solid wood shelf, and rustic, aged pieces of fencing all cut down to size to fit inside my SHOTBOX. For whatever reason, I connect with wood and the look of it makes me happy! If you look through my posts, you will probably see a lot of wooden bases like the one you see in the photo above, taken for my Blueberry Zucchini Bread Recipe.


The problem is, the way the SHOTBOX is designed, there are raised pieces of plastic in the back corners that make it impossible for a solid base to lay flat on the bottom of the box.

Sagging Wood Base

If you try to put the wooden planks into the SHOTBOX, they sag in the middle and look terrible! So what is my solution?

I set a 13x13 piece of tile on the bottom of the SHOTBOX so that it sits between those raised pieces of plastic in the back. The height of the tile is almost the exact height as those raised pieces of plastic.

Wood on Tile Base

Now I have a flat, even surface to place my wooden planks on. The nice thing is that I also use tiles as a base or a background for my photos so I have plenty of them sitting around.

Flat, Even Wooden Base

Look at how much better this base looks without the sag in the middle! Now I just need to add my backdrop and my subject and I am ready for a photo shoot! I love how quick and easy the SHOTBOX is to use!

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Shot with SHOTBOX and my Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.

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My name is Jodie and I am a wife and mother of four. I love to bake, craft, travel, exercise, hike and explore new things. I'm excited to use the SHOTBOX to highlight my creations and to show you how this simple tool can bring light and life to your passions too.

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