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Where to Buy Wood Food Photography Backdrops

If you are food photographer or blogger, chances are you drool over all the photography backdrops on places like Instagram. I know I sure do! I’ve made a couple backgrounds myself, bought a couple as well, but sometimes you see something you aren’t sure how to create or you just love and don’t want to mess with. This is a list of all that hunting & research for the best places to buy wood food photography backdrops. If you have any more to add, please let me know in the comments!

Some things to note: This list is specifically for shops making backdrops on wood and does not include vinyl backdrops. When ordering please check to see the price of shipping to your neck of the woods, it will vary. And to give you an idea I am using a single $ as a metric for around $50. So if price says $$ – $$$ that means it is around an average of 100-150 for the backgrounds. I grouped these online stores based on location, starting with USA at the top, but keep in mind most if not all ship worldwide and for reasonable prices!

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Erickson Wood works

erickson woodworks backgrounds

Purchase at: Erickson Wood works | Facebook | Instagram

OK, everyone and their mother knows about Erickson Wood Works and for good reason! Beautifully handcrafted boards, large sizes available, huge variety. Also, you can pick almost any finish for the other side which is great. They are drop dead gorgeous. The prices are among the highest in the industry, and the lead time is the longest due to their crazy high demand. But I mean DROOL DROOL DROOL.

ERICKSON WOOD WORKS COUPON CODE FOR MY READERS: Use “starteating10” at checkout to receive 10% off anything in their store! (This is not paid or sponsored, Ginny was nice enough to provide it when she saw this post, thanks Ginny!)

  • Location: USA
  • Price: $$$ – $$$$
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Available
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 4 – 5 Weeks
  • Shipping: Worldwide, ~$40 to USA

photo credits from top left clockwise: kayleighkosmascareynotcarriewithsaltandpepper chris_sharedappetitemeatifiedwithsaltandpepper


aspauljoy photo backgrounds

Purchase at:  ASPaulJoy | Facebook

Another popular store. Most if not all the boards are made from recycled pallets and so they all have a “wood” look. They don’t make them double sided either but the wood has so much character. Also, lead time is almost instant which is a huge plus when you need something fast.

  • Location: USA
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Available
  • Double Sided: No
  • Lead Time: 1 Day
  • Shipping: USA Only, ~$20

photo credits: ASPAULJOY


soularty photography backgrounds

Purchase at:  SOULARTY | Facebook | Instagram

These beauties come out of Poland and I want each and every one of them. No joke. Some pluses: their shipping prices are great and they do offer other items like wooden trays for purchase.

  • Location: Poland
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Available
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 14-21 days
  • Shipping: Worldwide – Free Shipping on orders over $149.00, $13.00 Shipping Under $149.00

photo credits from top left clockwise:  soularty | soularty | cookrepublic | bakeandbewell | soularty |

Woodville Workshop

woodville workshop backgrounds

Purchase at: Woodville Workshop | Woodville Etsy ShopFacebook | Instagram

This shop has so many beauties and their concrete style backdrops really stand out. They have a quick lead time and shipping prices are decent even though they are coming all the way from Russia.

  • Location: Russia
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Available
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 1-14 days
  • Shipping Worldwide – USA $20

WOODVILLE WORKSHOP COUPON CODE FOR MY READERS: Use “starteating5” at checkout to receive 5% off anything in their store! (This is not paid or sponsored, they were nice enough to include it for my readers)

photo credits: Woodville Workshop

Food Photo Props

buy food photo props

Purchase at: Food Photo Props | Instagram

They are currently launching their site in English but you can contact them for any photography backgrounds you want. A quick look at their IG account and you’ll see why this shop is on the up & up! Prices are great too, but I would check on shipping costs since they are higher compared to others.

  • Location: Russia
  • Price: $$
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Available
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 1 – 2 weeks
  • Shipping: Worldwide – from 60$ to $110 for USA

photo credits from top left clockwise:  besedinajuliazpzlatairinaorwaldhappy_poli | foodphotoprops | olga_n_photo

Back Decor

back photo decor

Purchase at: Back Decor | Instagram

Fantastic prices at this shop, shipping isn’t too bad either. They have very unique moody backgrounds and definitely have a certain style going for them.

  • Location: Russia
  • Price: $ – $$
  • Variety: Yes
  • Sizes: Yes
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 1 – 2 weeks
  • Shipping: Worldwide – ~$50 to USA

BACK DECOR COUPON CODE FOR MY READERS: Use ORGANICFRIENDS at checkout for $7 off your order! (This is not paid or sponsored, they were nice enough to include a code when they saw this post.)

photo credits from top left clockwise:  sunday_womanjulicosmovikisewsdeminaekaterina | backdecor | okuprin

Axl’s Little Shop

axls little shop food props

Purchase at: Axl’s Little Shop | Facebook | Instagram

Very responsive and willing to collab on anything. Also, they sell actual props as well in case you are looking. Prices are super reasonable. From Axl’s Little Shop: “We don’t have a website yet only through Facebook…if anyone wants to purchase they can send us a message on the Facebook page and I will mail the catalog and the prices. Since we do custom backdrops, you can always send a sample picture to us.”

  • Location: India
  • Price: $
  • Variety: Yes
  • Sizes: Yes
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 7 – 10 days
  • Shipping: Worldwide, Shipping to USA ~ $80

AXL’S LITTLE SHOP COUPON FOR MY READERS: Just mention this post for a discount of 10% on the order of 2 boards. (This is not paid or sponsored, they were nice enough to include it when they saw this post.)

photo credits from top left clockwise:  passionateaboutbaking | axlslittleshop | axlslittleshop | shivesh17 | axlslittleshop | axlslittleshop

Madras Prop store

madras prop store

Purchase at: Madras Prop Store | Facebook | Instagram

Gorgeous backgrounds at amazing prices. Also, they have a drool worthy props they always list so grab them while they’re hot!

  • Location: India
  • Price: $
  • Variety: Available
  • Sizes: Yes
  • Double Sided: Yes
  • Lead Time: 3 to 4 days
  • Shipping: Worldwide, ~$50 to USA

MADRAS COUPON CODE FOR MY READERS: Use MPSSEO10 at checkout for a 10% discount off your order! (This is not paid or sponsored, they were nice enough to include a code when they saw this post.)

photo credits:  Madras Propstore

Maciek Platek

maciek platek food photo backgrounds

Purchase at: Maciek Platek | Facebook | Instagram

If you are in the UK and want to save on shipping time, this is the shop for you. Fantastic variety of boards and I especially love his white ones. So much character comes through.

  • Location UK
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Variety: Limited
  • Sizes: Limited
  • Double Sided: No
  • Lead Time: Not Sure
  • Shipping: Worldwide

photo credits: Maciek Platek

Sargent Works

sarget works photo backdrops

Purchase at: Sargent Works | Instagram

Ed at Sargent Works has been a food photographer for a long time. He recently started making his own boards (from reclaimed wood) and now everyone wants them! I especially love the dark and moody ones with rustic details. True wood boards are definitely his specialty. Contact him for custom orders, he takes them via IG, he only recently launched his Etsy store.

  • Location: USA
  • Price: $$ – $$$
  • Variety: Yes
  • Sizes: Yes
  • Double Sided: No
  • Lead Time:  1-3 days
  • Shipping: USA only, ~$60

photo credits: Sargent Works

So honestly guys, I wouldn’t even know how to select just one of any of these boards. I want ALL of them. They are all gorgeous in their own way depending on the mood you want to set. I know next I want a concrete style background and moody dark wood background. Let me know below who you’ve bought from or if you know of any shops, I’m sure I missed some. Happy shopping & drooling 🙂

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Comments (41)

  1. Woooooot! I knew there was a bit of a market when it comes to food photography props but I had no idea about most of these things you’re referring to here. That is SUCH a useful resource, Mira!!!
    Am I the only one here who would like an entire room dedicated to props and photography backdrops? Or a magical suitcase (to be really precise about my lifestyle case)? These are all beautiful!

    1. Haha…I want a magical suitcase, Harry Potter style. I think I would turn the whole house into a photography studio if I could. I know what you mean, I want all the colors…everything.

  2. Wow, you did tons of research! I love discovering new places to buy backdrops. Right now I just purchase off of Amazon but they don’t have too many options that I like or that fit my style. Thanks for the great post 🙂

    1. Yes, yes I did, not gonna lie, it took some time and i couldn’t hit publish until I felt like it was PURRRRFECT. Ocd much? LOL. Yes, there are other options (coming in a later post), but those are more cookie cutter, and you don’t get the gorgeous colors, textures and uniqueness of a hand made board!

  3. I want ALL OF THEM. They are so beautiful! It sucks that not all of them deliver outside the States but I will definitely check out the ones that do!

  4. We are so much pleased to be a part of this review and get this inspiring feedback from you. Many thanks for the work done, it’s a great help for the food community to have all the opportunities listed in one overview.

    Woodville team.

    1. You are very berry welcome….if there is a subject you want to see me right about, all ears!

  5. What lovely backdrops! Gives me some great ideas! We made ours from scratch, but I need some more to switch it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. It’s fun making your own sometimes, and sometimes you just want a certain look, so I get it! Thanks for reading along.

  6. Love Erickson Woodworks! I bought my first one last December and use it constantly. But you’re so right – it is quite pricey! I am glad to know I have other options!

    1. They are gorgeous though! Btw, I updated the post with a coupon code they gave me for my readers, so 10% off helps 😉

  7. Thanks for sharing all these sites. I’ve only heard of couple of them, so it’s exciting to check out the others. They all have beautiful products.

  8. Wow, wow, wow! Those are all such gorgeous photos or boards, props and food! I haven’t heard of many of these companies, only Erikson Woodworks. I need to save up some money for another purchase!

    1. I know…so pretty! I updated the post to include a 10% off coupon to the Erickson Wood Workshop…cuz they are awesome like that…happy shopping!

  9. Ugh I love all these backdrops! Ive always wondered where all those professional food photographers get those backgrounds hehe

  10. On occasion, thin plywood sheets can work as great food photography backgrounds.В They are super light, cheap, and provide a relatively large surface area (you can cut or buy them in carious sizes) with which to shoot food photographs on. Seek ones that have as much wood or unique grains as possible. To make things more interesting, IВ like to addВ other elements to the photograph (linens, etc.) to add texture, but they are a great alternative to expensive, heavy wood backgrounds and can easily be propped up.