How to Make a Wooden Light Box

Many people have asked me how to create a wooden lightbox for holding photographs, so I published an article on the subject. How to make one for use in professional photography or videography is a frequently requested question, but you can also use this method at home. You can create your unique lightbox for any reason after reading this guide!

A photo lightbox is a fantastic way to increase your room’s lighting. It can be used as a spot for photography, a comfortable place to read and write with a lamp, or even a decorative item to make your living room feel more cheerful. We’ll demonstrate how to build a wooden lightbox in this article!

How to Make a Wooden Light Box

How to Make a Wooden Light Box 

It’s time to construct your light box, then. This is what you require:

  • Bathroom cabinet 
  • White fabric 
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Weatherstripping (optional, but recommended)
  • Wire (optional, but recommended)
  • Black gaffers tape (optional, but recommended)

Step 1: Making the Cuts 

Making the Cuts

A wood lightbox is constructed by first cutting each component to size. After that, it’s simple to put them together and add pocket-hole screws! I follow this procedure for each frame, which helps me keep everything straight because using my woodworking jigs speeds up assembly and reduces installation time.

Step 2: Building the Box 

Building the Box

There should be six frames and one opening piece when you are finished. This will act as the fabric’s backing. Next, we’ll take care of the other loose end; by neatly covering it with our final project, we’ll ensure that these ends are secure from any folds or wrinkles.

Building the Box

It’s time to construct all of the frames and put them together. Be aware that for optimal results, use wood glue when fastening one side to another with pocket holes facing out (so you may subsequently fill these). Depending on what works best for you, you can secure using screws or nails. But always put safety first because anything involving an eye requires two hands to be free.

Building the Box

As you finish attaching the front of your chest, check that the pocket openings are pointed inward. Next, provide additional security by screwing two screws into each side of the top.

Did you realize that the inside of your trim is where the pocket holes are located? These exposed parts can be covered with plugs or wood fillers. When the project is finished, this will help to preserve a smooth design and eliminate any unpleasant shocks!

Step 3: Building a Backdrop 

Building a Backdrop

Quickly and easily put together a temporary background. This was constructed from some discarded materials and salvaged pallets to give me additional possibilities for future photo shoots.

Step 4: Adding a Back

Adding a Back

I set up a piece of white hardboard that is 1/4 inch thick behind my subject so that I may use it as a backdrop and take overhead pictures.

Step 5: Setting Up 

 Setting Up

Whenever I need to take a picture, I want to worry about carrying about my studio lighting. Making this lightbox will make it simple for me, and let’s suppose that eventually, there will be LED panels on the side with built-in lights that are permanent.

Paper poster boards should be noticed! They could be used for a more contemporary appearance.

KEEP IT CLASSY: This background is used with or without the pallets. Make sure it meets your demands in advance so there are no shocks or regrets when the time comes.

Step 6: Shooting


It’s time to take pictures of your lovely object now. Your photos will appear and feel different with the lightbox.


Small things can be displayed in a lovely and modern way with a lightbox. Some objects may reflect because of the wood design. However, that is easily fixed by painting! A photo lightbox can also be used for photography purposes, providing a bright electric setup. Visit our photo lightboxes website if you wish to purchase a photo lightbox.

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