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

(based on 115 reviews)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (95)
  • Long-lasting (53)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good color value (16)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (57)
  • Portraits (45)
  • Indoors (38)
  • Outdoors (24)
  • Outdoor events / games (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (51), Semi-pro photographer (24), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86)

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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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5.0

Simple but valuable

By Eric

from Providence, RI

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):

    What can be said? Its a simple, attractive wooden box that's easy to move around and it comes in extremely handy on set. Better have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. After many shoots of posing people atop reams of paper to fit in frame, I got a couple of these (plus a half apple). Worth every penny.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Sturdy, must have in studio

    By Mark

    from Northern California

    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):

      Use it as a stool or a step. Needed this when I photographed a 6'10" basketball player, only had a half box.

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      • No

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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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                5.0

                Beautifully Crafted

                By CircusPix

                from New York

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                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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                    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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                      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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                              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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