Erickson Surfaces

Orange, California | 655 Sales


Erickson Surfaces

Orange, California 655 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (70)

Announcement   Erickson Surfaces is a husband and wife team focusing on 100% handmade wood food and product photography surfaces. Feel free to look around our ETSY shop and visit our website

Contact us at ginny [!at]

Follow us on Instagram (@ericksonwoodworks) and like us on Facebook.


Doug & Ginny


Last updated on Jun 7, 2017

Erickson Surfaces is a husband and wife team focusing on 100% handmade wood food and product photography surfaces. Feel free to look around our ETSY shop and visit our website

Contact us at ginny [!at]

Follow us on Instagram (@ericksonwoodworks) and like us on Facebook.


Doug & Ginny

Doug and Ginny

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Doug and Ginny

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An unexpected beginning...

We are a husband and wife team (Doug & Ginny), living and working out of Southern California with our two beautiful, crazy kiddos. Our business is completely grassroots. We started building headboards in our free time (in a one car garage) as a way to furnish our house and make some extra money to pay the bills. We quickly found out, through a very fortuitous meeting with Meg from, that there was a market for background props specifically built for food and product photography. What was once a hobby quickly became a business.

As we began to start listing backgrounds on ETSY and creating relationships through social media, we found the food photography and blogger community to be VERY supportive. We have made it our commitment to serve our customers in a meaningful way, with friendship and mutual passion for the products we create. We LOVE making our customers happy. It's the core of what we do.

In early 2014 we realized that we found a hole in the market that our product fills perfectly. We talked to as many customers as we could, and found out that a portable, affordable, durable, and cleanable photography background with an amazing finish is hard to come by. We heard from customers struggling with actual barn doors kitchen tables as their backgrounds. Lugging around 50 pounds of barnwood is a pain to say the least. Food photographers want to focus on what they do best: styling and photographing food.

As of January 2015 we have released 25 standard finishes and many more custom and one-off reclaimed and barn wood pieces. We make most our boards double sided, which is a tremendous advantage for the photographer or blogger on a budget.

In early January 2015 we created a newly designed board that keeps all of the same features of our previously popular boards, but with a few advantages that we feel are a game changer. Our new design is double sided, washable, and lightweight. It is now stronger and more robust, removing the issues of inconsistencies that come with working with wood. Humidity is a killer for wood, and because many of our customers come from areas that are humid, we knew that we needed a more consistent product that would have the staying power that our customers deserve. In March 2015 we moved to a larger facility and invested in tooling that would allow us to upgrade our product. All boards being sold after March 2015 will be the new Erickson Wood Works Version 2.

Because we have updated our manufacturing process, we are now able to offer a "planked" and "smooth" surface construction for most finishes. You can read more about this new design in the "About" section of our newly designed website.
We are excited for the future of our business and look forward to creating more relationships with great food and product photographers. Keep in mind that we are able to create custom pieces (size, colors, materials, etc). that are not listed on our website.

What started as a hobby has become a flourishing business. We never thought in a million years that we would be selling photography backgrounds for food and product photographers. When our friends ask us what we sell, it is sometimes difficult for them to understand the market. They don't quite understand the business or the customers that buy our product. Most people don't know that people make their livings photographing and writing about food.

We love that our passion for customer service, woodworking and finishing is being appreciated by our customers. We are loving the crazy adventure of building and running a business together. A lot of time, love, and hard work goes into each wood board that Erickson Wood Works creates. We hope you love them as much as we do!

Doug & Ginny
Erickson Wood Works

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  • Doug and Ginny Erickson


Shop policies

Last updated on February 23, 2016
We are so glad you found our shop. Erickson Wood Works prides itself on building the best and most affordable custom and reclaimed wood photography backgrounds. Look around! Check out our website and store at

Accepted payment methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
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  • Sofort
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Returns and exchanges
Please inform us by e-mail within 48 hours after delivery if your product(s) sustained damage during shipment or if there is a problem with the product that is delivered. We require photos of all damaged goods requesting a refund or replacement. If you cannot provide photos of damage, we will not issue a refund or replacement.

We will not refund or replace surfaces that have been stained due to unreasonable exposure to food or drink. Please see "About our Surfaces" for more information regarding how our finishes guard against stains.

All refunds/returns must be shipped back with a shipping label with a tracking number to protect both the seller and consumer. We do not guarantee refunds or returns sent back by marking "Return to Sender" on the box.

If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact us immediately so we can make you happy!
All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.

Here is a helpful how-to guide on purchasing items through Etsy...
All shipments are executed through FEDEX and are a flat rate depending on the quantity and value of each board. We strive to keep shipping costs as low as possible by negotiating the best shipping rates through our partnership with FEDEX. Every shipment comes with insurance and requires a signature at the time of delivery unless otherwise requested by the customer. This helps protect the Erickson Wood Works and the customer to ensure that the product is delivered to the correct address. All board are meticulously packed for safe arrival. If you have questions pertaining to shipping please send us an e-mail. We cannot issue a refund for items delivered to incorrect addresses provided by customer. If the item is returned, the customer will be responsible for any additional expense to ship to the correct address.

Standard Shipping: 4-6 weeks

International Shipping: Please contact us prior to your purchase so that we can provide you with an accurate quote on international shipping.

Custom Requests and Expedited Shipping: We would like to partner with you to create the perfect custom surface for your project. Please complete the Custom Surface Consultation Request. Within 1-3 business days Ginny will be in contact with you to discuss how we can design a gorgeous surface for your needs. In addition, if you need your surface ASAP, please contact us directly so that we can provide an expedited build/ship quote.

We take great care in packaging your items so they arrive safe and sound. If you have any concerns, please convo us or email us at ericksonwoodworks (at) gmail (dot) com
Additional policies and FAQs
Additional Policies and FAQs

All designs are © Erickson Wood Works and should not be reproduced.

We love custom orders! However, we need a way to keep in constant contact with you. You must include a valid email address AND phone number when placing custom orders. This includes adding us to any safe lists you might have so that way our emails go through to you and not to a spam folder. Thank you for understanding!

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