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MatthewsApple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm)
 
4.8

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (70)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (69)
  • Long-lasting (36)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Good color value (10)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (42)
  • Portraits (31)
  • Indoors (28)
  • Outdoors (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (38), Semi-pro photographer (16), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Best

OK, it's just a box... but I love these things. They are well made, look beautiful and I can find about a million uses for them. Even my cat loves them!

OK, it's just a box... but I love these things. They are well made, look beautiful and I can find about a million uses for them. Even my cat loves them!

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I am happy with the box but I was surprise to see the Matthews name burned into both sides of the box. I don't want their name showing up in my photos, I'd rather...Read complete review

I am happy with the box but I was surprise to see the Matthews name burned into both sides of the box. I don't want their name showing up in my photos, I'd rather have my own. It took about an hour of sanding to get their name off both sides, then I had to paint in my own and stain the wood. It was a fun project but I think I had to do a lot of unnecessary work.

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5.0

Love these Apple Creates

By CR

from Clearwater, FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors
    • Outdoors
    • Portraits

    Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

    Love the line of Apple Boxes by Matthews. High Quality and very useful.
    We use them in the studio and on location.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Awesome Buy

    By Todd Anthony

    from Columbus, Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Long-Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use

      Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

      There are so many uses for the apple boxes around the studio and they'll last forever.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Gone to the dogs!

      By Beverly

      from Sacramento, Ca

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Strong
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Not Finished

      Best Uses

      • Indoors
      • Portraits
      • Studio

      Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

      Like everyone else, I use it for adjusting heights of items/people I photograph. But even more importantly, it's great for adjusting MY height when I'm photographing subjects (dogs)on a table. I want to be eye level with my subjects. Rather than needing to squat, bend over, or sit on my knees, I use these apple boxes. Sitting on these gives me three different heights to choose from. No more aching back or legs = Happy Camper.

      Only MINOR down side is the wood isn't finished. Sprayed a matte finish clear coat to keep these babies looking pristine.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Very Sturdy

      By Papina

      from Chicago IL

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • General Use
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

        It's nice to have three different heights for posing subjects or products. And when not using it for photography, I can do a little step aerobics with it or use it as a mini bench for working with hand weights. Multitasker!

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        5.0

        One of the best

        By Ohio Jim

        from Northeast Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

          apple boxes are just that - either stuff or people perches on them for a few minutes or sometimes until you remember that you need it for something other than a coffee holder. Matthews makes great gear

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          5.0

          Great AppleBox

          By bart

          from new york, new york

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use

            Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

            Great construction and ruggedness.

            I do have to say it is a little on the heavier side but I'm sure that adds extra durability in the long run.

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            4.0

            Always need an Apple Box!

            By RMK

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

            • Needs Varnish

            Best Uses

              Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

              On set Apple boxes come in handy for so many things. Its a must have on film and photo sets. These boxes are a solid build. The only reason I didn't give them 5 stars is that the wood is raw and needs to be sealed with polyurethane.

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              5.0

              Matthews Apple Box

              By Lou

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • General Use
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors
                • Portraits

                Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                Strong, sturdy, and beautiful... it's an industry standard. You can't go wrong!

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                5.0

                Sturdy Full Apple

                By dnh

                from NY, NY

                Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                This well-built item has come in handy in a dozen ways.

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                5.0

                Full Apple box - great quality

                By Jenny

                from Holly Michigan

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors

                  Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                  I rec'd this along with a smaller size. I am really impressed with quality and how quickly it came. I would definitely recommend!

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                  5.0

                  Solid & well built product.

                  By Joan

                  from East Aurora, NY

                  Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                  Very pleased with this apple box. Solid construction, no worries about standing on this. Smooth finish, rounded handles. Reasonable price.

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                  5.0

                  Just what you'd expect: a sturdy box

                  By Stuart B.

                  from Greenwich, CT

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                    I've got no complaints. It's a sturdy box with reasonable weight considering it can hold a pretty heavy person comfortably.

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                    5.0

                    Wonderful addition for the Studio

                    By JDrago Photography

                    from Nederland, TX

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Long-Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use
                      • Indoors
                      • Low Light
                      • Night Time
                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                      Great sturdy construction. Much better than anything I expected. I bought two half and two full apple boxes for my home studio and couldn't be more pleased with my purchase.

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                      5.0

                      Just an apple box.

                      By Derp derp

                      from Sacramento

                      Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                      This is a standard apple box with a Matthews logo on it. It should be noted that they need to be varnished or they get really dirty and gross.

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                      5.0

                      Great Quality & Economic Price

                      By apoffphotography

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors
                        • Outdoors
                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                        The Apple Box is aesthetically pleasing, sturdy, easy to use with built in hand slots, light weight and economically priced.

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                        5.0

                        A great addition for a Videographer

                        By Stuart

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Long-Lasting
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Place Sliders Tripods On
                          • Stand On It

                          Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                          It's a well made and sturdy box. I love it and have no fear at all about it's construction. This is a great tool for some extra height or a place to act as a foundation.

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                          4.0

                          i like them apples

                          By jessi

                          from san francisco ca

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Good Color Value
                          • Lightweight
                          • Long-Lasting
                          • Powerful

                          Cons

                          • Splinters

                          Best Uses

                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events

                          Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                          we use these for everything. very versatile, compact, and sturdy. they do need some wearing in. beware of splinters

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                          5.0

                          Very Sturdy, Lightweight,Quality Product

                          By Taylor

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • General Use
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                            I am a 275 lb. man so I had my doubts about how comfortable I'd be standing on this but I was very pleased with not only how study it was, but also how lightweight and portable it is as well.

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                            5.0

                            Great price on ind standard full apple

                            By Mista Toad

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Long-Lasting
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors

                              Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                              I'd never bought an apple box except locally, but with free shipping, it was a no brainer. It was still $-$ cheaper than the 2 places here that sell them. On top of that, since I'm not in NY, no sales tax.The Matthews boxes are my favorite, I like the build quality, and just because I have others, as well as used many others, I've just gotten really used to the oval handles and the space between the ovals (the handles)...so it feels familiar...I like it so much better than the rectangular handles, but that's probably just me. They're very sturdy.

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                              5.0

                              Yep, its an apple box

                              By Wilmette John

                              from Wilmette Illinois

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use

                                Comments about Matthews Apple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm):

                                I bought a set ( full, half, quarter and eighth ) Matthews Apple boxes. Good price, free shipping. I am happy with the purchase.
                                I use them for production.

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