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Abiquiu is a heavy-duty easel for professionals who paint large canvases. Fully assembled, this easel stands 88" (224 cm) high. It can be extended to support canvases measuring up to 120" (305 cm) high, and virtually any width. It's made of solid red oak, and can be adjusted to any tilt or angle.
Abiquiu has a rugged marine winch that lifts up to 300 lbs (136 kg). The laminated oak uprights measure 2" × 5", sturdy enough to accommodate any canvas that the powerful winch can raise, and the base is double-laminated for additional support.
The Abiquiu Easel rests on four heavy-duty, front locking casters, so that moving the easel and locking it into place is effortless.The painting tray measures 32" (81 cm) wide, and features a tool shelf that holds brushes, paints, mediums, and other supplies.
Some assembly required.
A magnificent double-mast version of the Abiquiu Easel, designed to accommodate large canvases with even greater stability. Its wide stance and broad foundation make it the easel of choice for the serious artist who works on a giant scale. Go Deluxe if your canvases are wide as well as tall!
An add-on for the Abiquiu and Abiquiu Deluxe, a 50" wide bottom painting tray that features three drawers and a tool shelf for holding brushes, paint, solvent, and other supplies. The Tab Tray moves up and down with the pulley system. When shipped with the easel, it adds an additional 50 lbs.
50" × 13" × 4¼"
(127 cm × 33 cm × 11 cm)
16" × 10" × 2¼"
(41 cm × 25 cm × 6 cm)
13¼" × 10" × 2¼"
(34 cm × 25 cm × 6 cm)
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Note — A Tab Tray can be purchased separately, for those who already own an Abiquiu, but it must be custom fit for the particular model. To order a Tab Tray for an existing easel, we recommend calling Dick Blick and ordering by phone.
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I mostly like this easel but there are a few problems...
Comments about Best Abiquiu Studio Easels:
I am a professional oil painter and I have had the deluxe version of this easel for several years now. It is very heavy and solidly built. I have a few major issues with it though. First- you have to be fairly strong to handle the very heavy top bar that rests on the top of the painting- tends to get stuck and requires manual moving. I am pretty strong so not much of a problem- but anyone lacking strength might not want to get this easel. Another major issue is that after about a year the hardware that attaches the winch came right out of the wood while I was cranking it and the whole thing came crashing down. It was very lucky that I didn't get hurt. Had to get a carpenter to fix it. Also- you can only adjust the angle from straight up to leaning back- you cannot get a forward tilt at all, which is what I have been used to with all my other pro easels. Sometimes there is glare on a painting and to reduce that it works best to tip the easel forward slightly. This is pretty standard in a pro level easel! Can't imagine why they engineered this one that way.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from San Diego, CA
Now I can paint tall and wide paintings comfortably.. It is very solid, too. I am glad my studio has high ceiling for this easel.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Laredo, TX
Surely the best easel on the market, a very well built piece of furniture that feels solid and stable. I'm sure it will last a lifetime. I can work on any scale, from very small to very large in a very comfortable way without worrying that the easel will move, or that in time its wood will warp.
Amazing! Abiquiu Easel, w/ Melamine Tray
from Augusta, KS
So worth it! I can't believe how beautiful it is. Solid construction using oak. Assembly is made easy with good instructions. This piece will be used to display beautiful works of art long after I am done using it in my studio.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I am very happy with my purchase. The easel is attractive and offers 3 key features for making it easier to work, the size, the crank and the melamine tray. I plan on using the melamine tray as my palette with a piece of masonite and wax paper. Its beautiful enough to make you feel like you should be doing better work and become your new favorite thing.
Best Easels are made of the highest quality solid red oak in Kimberly, Wisconsin, USA. All Best easels have a lifetime warranty and are a great choice regardless of what medium or size you work in.
Best Easels are quality made in the USA in an assortment of designs and sizes and can accommodate all mediums as well as all large and small paintings for working or display. We'll show you the features and benefits of just a few of the Best Easels available at Blick Art Materials, such as: A-Frame Lyra, B-Best Adjustable, H-Frame Dulce, Deluxe Table Top, Best Lobo, Santa Fe 2, Abiquiu.
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