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MatthewsApple Box Full - 20 x 12 x 8" (51 x 30.5 x 20.3 cm)
 
4.9

(based on 113 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (93)
  • Long-lasting (51)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good color value (16)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (55)
  • Portraits (43)
  • Indoors (37)
  • Outdoors (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (50), Semi-pro photographer (23), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (84)

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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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4.0

Very sturdy product

By Dan Photoman

from San Diego

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Sturdy Build

Cons

  • Company Name Is Too Big

Best Uses

  • General Use
  • Portraits

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

The box is well built and sturdy. But, the name Matthew is in large letters on both sides of the box. They could have just done this on one side or made it smaller. If the box is present in an image I will have to Photoshop the name out. Otherwise, I'm happy with the product.

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  • No

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5.0

One and only

By TJ

from Brooklyn

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

Love the Matthews full apple box. I have one on each floor of my house. Always handy on a shoot and great to have around. Rentals are always so junky, lovely to own brand new ones. Sturdy sturdy sturdy.

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5.0

Useful Apple Box

By DzCactusBus

from Los Angeles, CA

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

The Matthews apple box is already proving useful with our production company. We are using it for propping, boosting, sitting, etc when taking photos and video. It is built sturdy and can handle a lot of weight. We may stain it to help with its durability down the line. We are very satisfied with this quality product.

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5.0

Great product, great price, delivered fast

By Studio Thomas

from Dallas, TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Use them in an artist's studio. Well-made, cheapest online and fast delivery!

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Studio Classic - Sturdy Workhorse

      By Madison

      from Michigan

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Very well made, nice and smooth, no splinters. A must have in the studio.

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          • No

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          5.0

          it's a mass produced plywood box.... works as expected

          By dakota

          from georgia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Powerful

          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):

            When I opened the B&H package to see my new Matthews apple box, I got nothing less than what I expected. A mass produced plywood box with handle grips on each end for my big paws.

            Cosmetically, these boxes are 'au natural' without any finish or protective layer. That's fine in dry indoor environments, but be warned if you think of bringing these to an outdoor shoot and setting them on moist soil. I'm guessing you'll see some warping and stains.

            The assembly of the high-end plywood appears to be done with wood glue (assuming) and finishing nails. Should hold just fine, but it is not a fitted biscuit/groove assembly if you want hidden nails. However, you would pay much more if it were... but why? I mean really... it's a wooden box!

            There is an additional panel on the inside of the box to add strength for standing, stacking, or whatever you decide to do with it. Which makes me state that this box is STRONG! I've had heavy dudes stand on this box on a concrete studio floor without any issue. With strength and durability comes weight, not like it's overwhelmingly heavy, but it's not a box of feathers either. Time will tell in the end, but I'm totally cool with my Matthews apple box. ;)

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            • No

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            5.0

            Beautifully Crafted

            By CircusPix

            from New York

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Color Value
            • 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):

              Strong, beautifully crafted and perfect for the bridal models to utilize both sitting and standing.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Simple, good.

              By Traveling Matt

              from St Louis, Missouri

              About Me Semi-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):

                Well constructed and does what it's supposed to do. Would prefer that the Matthews brand name not be displayed on the sides of the box though, because it makes this thing impossible to use in shots without additional sanding/finishing of the box. But if you have no plans of showing the apple box in your photos/videos, no problem. Recommended.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Quality

                By Katy

                from New York, NY

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

                Delivered clean. Strong, well made. Always reliable.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By CFM from KY

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  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):

                  Sturdy, well made. Perfect for my studio.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Sturdy

                  By Harry

                  from Los Angeles

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

                  These boxes are well built and perfectly level. Very happy with my purchase.

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                  5.0

                  As full apple box as the come

                  By remlu

                  from astoria, ny

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Long-Lasting

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • General Use
                    • Indoors
                    • Night Time
                    • Outdoors
                    • Portraits

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

                    well made Matthews apple box!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Does the job

                    By Jason Broussard

                    from Sacramento, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

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

                    No complaints here. I own a few and they do the job nicely. Great sturdy build.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Sturdy, well made

                    By bluebird22

                    from Minneapolis

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Perfect Size
                    • Sturdy
                    • Well-made

                    Cons

                    • Name Branded On The Sides

                    Best Uses

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

                      This apple box is just what I was looking for. I intend to use it as a posing prop for children and adults. It is sturdy and solid. The only thing I would change is that I do not care for the brand "Matthews" boldly branded on both sides. I stained my apple boxes with one coat of a nice, warm oak color, and they ended up with a pleasing weathered look. The name on the side blended in better, but I will have to do some cloning and patching in Photoshop to completely remove it. Overall very pleased with the product.

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                      5.0

                      a standard necessity for any shoot

                      By Jacob

                      from Portland, OR

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Solid and indispensable, the full apple box is a must. This version is a standard classic. You can't go wrong.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          All around perfect boxes

                          By TooShort22

                          from Upper Montclair, NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Color Value
                          • Long-Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors

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

                            My brillian husband had the idea to use these boxes to holdup a platform for a memory foam mattress. They work great. Very sturdy and good looking.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Matthews Apple Box

                            By Jeff Rockwell

                            from Waco, Texas

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

                            Well made apple box. Due to a good sand job, there are no rough edges.

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                            5.0

                            Solid as Always

                            By Justin

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • 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):

                              This is the best deal in town... buy 2 and get free shipping. These are solid and essential on every set.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Excellent quality

                              By wageephoto

                              from Petaluma, CA

                              Verified Buyer

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

                              I am surprised at how sturdy this is. Will be of immense use in my home studio (posing, standing on, etc). Will probably order another soon.

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                              5.0

                              The Industry Standard.

                              By Mike A.

                              from Los Angeles, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • General Use
                                • Indoors
                                • Outdoors
                                • Portraits
                                • Special Events

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

                                These Professional Boxes are great and very handy for a variety of uses. From raising objects into a shot, do allowing short cast to be raised up into frame and so much more. You don't know you need them until you need them.

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                                • No

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