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

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (51)
  • Long-lasting (22)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Good color value (8)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • General purpose (28)
  • Portraits (21)
  • Indoors (17)
  • Outdoors (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (28), Semi-pro photographer (8), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product for many uses!

I use this specific for photography. Either using it to get me above my subjects eye level (when I don't have a step ladder), equipment positioning, as well as seating or aiding...Read complete review

I use this specific for photography. Either using it to get me above my subjects eye level (when I don't have a step ladder), equipment positioning, as well as seating or aiding in a models pose. It's well built and very sturdy, much like everything else that Matthews manufactures. It's definitely an essential piece of grip that can go a long way.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad Product Photo

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

AWESOME QUALITY

By Kris

from TAMPA FL

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

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):

    amazing for posing. I can get so many height variations out of just TWO apple-boxes.

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    • No

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    5.0

    So usefull

    By Tripod

    from Orange

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    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 love the smell of fresh cut wood. They come unfinished and smell great but you may want to coat with a stain of your choice to make them last longer and make them a thing of beauty that they are. I used Watco Danish Oil to make them resist water. Well made, strong and light for their size. Made from furniture grade ply. You will find so many ways to use these.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great to have

      By BBurk

      from Salt Lake City, UT

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

      • Color

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

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

      Great box to have. Light weight. Easy to carry.

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      • No

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      5.0

      It's a Box and it's goooood!

      By TheStimuli

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      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):

        It's a box, it's strong and very useful!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Couldn't be happier!

        By Nesa

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Color Value
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Portraits

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

          I will use the apple box as posing props for photo shoots. I loved the obvious quality and durability of the boxes. It's obvious that a lot of care went into their production. The natural color is also very appealing. I was very pleased with the price after checking many other retailers. B&H had the best deal on the cost of the boxes as well as shipping. Very, very happy photographer!

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          5.0

          REALLY STRONG WELL BUILT

          By GDEADH

          from WEST GARDEN GROVE, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • General Use
            • Indoors
            • Low Light
            • Night Time
            • Outdoors
            • Portraits
            • Special Events

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

            THIS IS HEAVYER THEN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.
            BUT IT IS GOOD FOR A LOT OT THINGS FINDING MORE USES EVERYDAY.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Quality Apple Boxes

            By Eric Wilks

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Long-Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • General Use
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors
              • Special Events

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

              These are quality items that are solidly built. The large box even has additional support built in to the middle. We considered having our own UCLA facilities department construct these items, but were happy to find these items at B&H. They would have likely cost us more to have them constructed. These look like they'll last us a long, long time.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The Best

              By Alex

              from Boston

              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):

                  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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                  5.0

                  Perfect!

                  By Katc

                  from Marion, Ohio

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Perfect for indoor or outdoor shoots. Easy to transport and very sturdy.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      It's an Apple Box

                      By Howard the Human

                      from Mount Laurel, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

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

                        Extremely well built, smooth edges and corners. Almost makes me want to stain/lacquer it for the home.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        best apples boxes

                        By juszkiewicz

                        from bloomington, indiana

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Film sets
                          • General Use
                          • Indoors
                          • Special Events

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

                          don't buy the knockoffs. these are solid and everything you expect from Matthews. You may be able to find other brands a little cheaper or think you can build them, but its more of a pain than its worth. just buy these and save yourself the headache.

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                          5.0

                          It's an Apple Box

                          By Dorian

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Securely
                          • Durable
                          • 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):

                            Good quality. Good brand, it's an apple box...

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Will use more then u think!

                            By Paperdoll

                            from Atlanta

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

                            I knew I would use this product for sitting n standing on but I've used it for propping all sorts of things. Very durable , great quality! Will likely own a few more shortly.

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                            4.0

                            Studio Essential

                            By ev1pro

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • General Use
                              • Indoors
                              • Outdoors
                              • Special Events

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

                              Sturdy, versatile and simple, a must on every studio. Apple boxes are not just for photo/film industry, they have thousands of uses, best investment you can do for your grip department. This particular model could've come with a coat of protective lacquer, but I guess the option is left open to have it painted in chroma or stain it if required.

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                              5.0

                              great

                              By s5h

                              from NYC

                              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):

                                  Service was great, order was prepared and staff helped me out to my car with the product. Product held up well.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  solid box

                                  By PING

                                  from Leamington, ON

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • 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):

                                    Well made box for photography. The full box is the most common and can be used in any orientation. It is reinforced inside to take a lot of weight. The wood is durable and long lasting. You can make your own as I considered, but not cheaper than buying these and definitely not better made. You will use these more than you think. Happy with my decision.

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                                    5.0

                                    just what i wanted

                                    By susan

                                    from charlottesville, va

                                    Verified Buyer

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

                                    this full apple box was the perfect gift for my cinematographer son to use on set and at home. i ordered it over the phone and arranged for pickup at the store. b&h service was impeccable, as always.

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Addition to Production Support

                                    By Super JJ

                                    from Norfolk, Virginia

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Long-Lasting

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • General Use

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

                                      Happy to have two full apple boxes as part of my small but handy grip package when out on shoots. The Matthews boxes are strong and dependable. This may be in my own mind but I think the Matthews boxes may be slightly heavier than competitors. For the price however its worth it.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Can't Live Without Apple Boxes!

                                      By Mike

                                      from Canyon Lake, CA

                                      About Me 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):

                                        Apple boxes are among the handiest "must-have" studio pieces. They can be used in posing a client, elevating your position for shooting, leveling other props, and hundreds of other uses. The Matthews Apple Boxes are made of high quality material that are built to take years of use (and abuse!).

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Boxes

                                        By bijouxlover

                                        from south florida

                                        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):

                                            Well made, sturdy apple boxes that will fulfill many uses in my studio.

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                                            • No

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