If you are a food blogger, you will surely spend quite bit of time in photography. I do that a lot. I surely not an expert in photography but I am trying to learn from fellow bloggers, photography books and my friends. For any picture to look great background makes a major role. It surely helps to set the mood of the photograph.
How many of you wonder looking at amazing pics in few blogs wondering how did they get that wonderful background? I was one of them. Luckily found Yadsia's blog Shop Cook Make where she demonstrated how to make your own inexpensive wooden table top. Thank you Yadsia.
I did not follow the steps exactly. With few variations made my own wooden boards for my photography.
Here are the steps which I followed.
I got wood shims from home depot $4.50 each pack (1 pack contained 34 pieces. I bought 2 packets),
Wood glue - $4.50
Brush -(98 cents)
Sample white paint ($2.50)
Acrylic paints (I found few from my storage) ( If you do not have you can buy from any craft store for $1)
News paper or old cloth to work on.
Total cost =$20-- Made 3 table tops. (Different shades for each side so totally i got 6 table tops )
Lay old cloth or news paper to protect your floor while making this table.
To make a square shaped table top take 12 shims arrange side by side.
FYI -- Wood shims which i got from Home Depot were one side thick other side very thin. First I was worried that these won't work but managed to make it work by arranging shims in the same direction (Thicks on the same side).
Take 12 more shims arrange on top of the glue in opposite direction. Place some heavy books on top of this table. Leave it over night.(Till glue dries)
Now you are ready to paint. Pick whatever the color you want and paint.
Here are the pics with my board.
If this post helped you to make your own table top please share your pics. I would love to see your creation.