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

(based on 143 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

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)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

cheaply made junk

I truly can not wrap my head around the glowing reviews of these boxes. They are very cheaply made junk.

- Finish is rough. No sanding has been done on the...Read complete review

I truly can not wrap my head around the glowing reviews of these boxes. They are very cheaply made junk.

- Finish is rough. No sanding has been done on the wood used in these boxes. The finish on this wood feels like it was never touched after leaving the lumberyard. Because is wasn't.

- Hand holes are very rough. Stick your fingers in and don't be surprised if you get a splinter. The edges have not been routed at all. Additionally, they look like they've been drilled and cut out by a drunk 12 year old. Very sloppy quality.

- Edges are not flush on many of the joints.

- Finish nails used to hold these together are very sloppily applied. Not all of them even sit below the surface of the wood! Not all of them are centered in the joints--some serve no purpose since they don't even go through the edge of the adjoining board.

Frankly, if you own a  table saw and jig saw, go to your local lumber yard, get a 1/2" 5x5 sheet of baltic birch plywood for $45 and make a complete set of your own bombproof apple boxes and pancake.

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5.0

Apple Box - the perfect solution!

By Pepperplaceteam

from Birmingham, AL

Verified Buyer

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

Some people are not as tall as others and need a little boost when presenting before a crowd. This apple box is the perfect solution for our outdoor crowd presentations - lightweight, sturdy and easy to handle. Also quite affordable.

 
5.0

Sturdy

By Susan

from Undisclosed

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

Very sturdy and well-made

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Edgar

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Well built, good finish.

 
5.0

Best investment Ever!

By Adabell

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

My business wouldn't be the same without my apple boxes

 
5.0

A solid box with lots of uses

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Solid box. not much more to it. Does plenty

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

cheaply made junk

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

I truly can not wrap my head around the glowing reviews of these boxes. They are very cheaply made junk.

- Finish is rough. No sanding has been done on the wood used in these boxes. The finish on this wood feels like it was never touched after leaving the lumberyard. Because is wasn't.

- Hand holes are very rough. Stick your fingers in and don't be surprised if you get a splinter. The edges have not been routed at all. Additionally, they look like they've been drilled and cut out by a drunk 12 year old. Very sloppy quality.

- Edges are not flush on many of the joints.

- Finish nails used to hold these together are very sloppily applied. Not all of them even sit below the surface of the wood! Not all of them are centered in the joints--some serve no purpose since they don't even go through the edge of the adjoining board.

Frankly, if you own a  table saw and jig saw, go to your local lumber yard, get a 1/2" 5x5 sheet of baltic birch plywood for $45 and make a complete set of your own bombproof apple boxes and pancake.

 
5.0

Perfect Box

By BH Fan

from Undisclosed

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

Best construction and quality you could expect!

 
5.0

One day you'll need these

By Austin Reeves

from Washington, DC

Verified Buyer

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

Just one of those must haves for a film/video set. Million uses once you have them. Very well made, perfectly built. Logo burned on both narrow sides. Sanded for a smooth grip/surface.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Industry Standard

By bd

from ny, ny

Verified Buyer

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

Solid as a rock. Built to last w quality workmanship.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of hose gotta haves

By Austin Reeves

from Washington, D.C.

Verified Buyer

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

This is one of those things you feel like you don't need until you're on set. Once you have them they are incredibly useful for everything from a slider base, to a seat, to elevating just about anything. Rock solid construction, match others perfectly, and even variabke height depending on orientation.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looking for an apple box? Look no further

By James

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Best apple box I've ever owned!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great prop and stool

By Timothy

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

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

Using this for shoots to sit on and move around comfortably is a huge help. Also throwing it in to get models off the floor is helpful. I'd buy more in different sizes in the future.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Product

By Drew

from Undisclosed

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

Well built, and sanded smooth. Would buy again.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect studio addition

By Derald

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Outstanding quality and durability.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Industry standard

By Patrick

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Solid, standard Apple box. I'm a lot taller now on set!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Volis and well constructed

By Phillip

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Well constructed and solid. Just can't figure out how to put apples in it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid as a rock

By rogerwalk

from Chesterfield, VA

Verified Buyer

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

Have added another box to the set I use already a long time in my studio. These are solidly and expertly built and perfectly designed for portrait work in studios. Trying to find
cheaper alternatives never worked for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Tracy

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Buyer

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

Good quality box.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Built To Last

By Christian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

These things are bomb proof. Also there are so many uses for an apple box I can't even list them. This is not a purchase you will ever regret and you will have this product for years.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sturdy Box

By Samantha

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

GREAT PRODUCT. Only complaint is that it has the branding on each side of the box.

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