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With the capacity to hold giant canvases up to 100" high, the Blick Studio Heavy-Duty H-Frame Easel is made for artists who think and work big. Finely handcrafted of smooth, sanded beechwood, it features dual adjustable-height masts that add extra stability with oversized work. Its carriage tray adjusts easily with a smooth-gliding metal ratchet mechanism and has built-in storage that holds supplies within easy reach.
Compare the quality, design, features, and workmanship of Blick Studio Easels with any major brand and we're sure you'll agree we measure up with the best — at a much more affordable price. Plus, we stand behind every easel with our unbeatable 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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I recommend this item, solid, great value
By Studio Alvarez
from New Orleans
Comments about Blick Studio Heavy-Duty H-Frame Easel:
Very solid and easy to assemble
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Price - not so perfect
By David D
from Milton, MA
The price was amazing and the help I received from Blick was A+++What I found out is that the manufacturer for Blick has very little quality control as the easel had 3 damaged pieces - two of which had splits in the wood, not major. I called Blick and they gave me a credit as I knew I could fix them with a touch of Wood Glue and C-clamps which I had. However after my inspection and during assembly a major problem showed it's ugly head. A major piece which had a specific cut (angled) allowing two major pieces to slide together was not cut correctly. The angle on one side was never cut but at a 90 degree cut making it so I could go no further. Major frustration. Blick was going to send me a new one and asked me to send the old one back (pre-paid) Unfortunately the box it was packed in came broken and FedEx had taped it many times. Blick then sent a new easel and asked me to pull the needed parts and put the damage ones back in the box and ship it back. Received the new easel to find that one with damaged pieces - 3 at least but thankfully the three pieces I needed were in excellent condition. I guess this is why Blick had such a great discount - quality control by the supplier is awful. The easel itself is OK and great at the price - but beware - you get what you pay for. To say the lease the best part of this experience was the Excellent Customer Service by Blick.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Easel-zilla is the best easel I have ever owned
from Cleveland, Ohio
We have been looking for an easel with the right price that can handle really large canvasses and be stable as a rock. We found it here. Some reviews comment that assembly is an issue. I would always like to see more detailed illustrations, but these were not bad. The challenge is that the parts are large and the final easel by design is heavy. I would say assembly near the final destination is a wise move. Certainly by not only the price but by the quality, stability, and massive size, this is a great product and I would recommend it to anyone needing to secure large canvases for their work.
By Chase Langford
from Los Angeles
This is a well designed easel. I also have the single mast version of this one that has ben a fantastic workhorse for many years. The double mast one I got had warped wood and the warping got worse over a short time. The warping caused the two locking mechanisms to not line up so it would not latch or would slip out easily. Also one of the latches kept jamming. I finally removed the latches and now I have different length boards I insert under the shelf to keep it in place which is a real hassle. I regret not sending it back. I even added a cross board to try to fix the warping (so the latch would hook into the track) but that did not work. I am tempted to buy another one since it is so well priced and should be really great like my single mast. Maybe I'll get lucky this time. I would recommend if you see the latches under the paint tray are not lining up perfectly, send it back right away. Not sure why the boards warped. They are never in the sun or exposed to moisture. I'm giving this 3 stars because most people probably will be lucky and not have the warping....
I looked at a lot of different easels and when I saw this one at a Blick store in Manhattan I couldn't believe how solid it was for the price. I have been using it for a week with larger size canvases and it is excellent. It takes time to put together about 1 hr. maximum, but once it's together you're going to love it. Now I am looking for a light that I can use with it. Great Easel and if you get it on sale even better.
Easel Works Well For Me
from Oak Park, Illinois
The easel is very sturdy being made of hardwood. Its stays put and allows me to adjust it to fit my purposes. It works well for me. It was difficult to assemble because the directions were ambiguous. I had to take it apart and reverse pieces to complete the assembly. I assembled by myself without assistance. I like the fact that tools were included and all the parts were labeled well.
Basically Good, and nice looking, but not perfect.
from Cape Cod, MA
Was missing a part, which took hours to find a replacement for, and one small wooden component required modification in order to make it fit and function properly. Luckily, we have the tools and skills to do this... the average person would probably have had to send the thing back, I'm guessing.Once modified and assembled, it's pretty good, though it could be more stable if the top of moving part of the easel were connected to the frame instead of floating.
Merchant response: Thank you for your review. Please know that we never expect our customers to do carpentry on products they order from us, and we would have been happy to work with you to find an easier solution in this case. If we can be of further assistance in this, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-723-2787. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase!
from New Hampshire
So easy to set up! Everything is organized in numbers and the visual steps are so easy to follow. The wood quality is great and all around great product. Also, can't beat that price for a heavy duty easle like this one!
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from Columbus, IN
A great purchase for a sweet price! I absolutely love everything from the packaging, quality, instructions and the design of the easel. It was pretty easy to assemble, though it took me an hour to put it together. Once assembled it looks majestic and inspiring. Good looks and great functionality makes it a great purchase. Highly recommend it!
By Home artist
from NY, NY
Really like this easel. I work on larger pieces so it definitely makes it more comfortable. The work surface is flexible & can be tilted as needed. As far as building it (I am a short girl) it wasn't hard & I built it myself. Each piece is labeled clearly & it was simple to decipher with the help of the pictures & intructions. I got it on sale which makes the deal even more worth it . Delivery wasn't a problem (I live in a 4 story walk up NYC). I have nothing but positive things to say. I would recommend reading the dimensions for the floor space it will take.
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The piece I am working on is 4ft x 3.5 ft
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