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Paint large, small, or anywhere in-between with the Blick Studio Medium-Duty H-Frame Easel. Finely handcrafted of smooth, sanded beechwood, it tilts back to any angle that suits your medium and painting style. The carriage tray features an easy, dual knob adjustment mechanism and has built-in storage that holds supplies within easy reach.
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Very nice for the price
from Central WA
Comments about Blick Studio Medium-Duty H-Frame Easel:
Very happy with this. It is sturdy enough not to wobble when I'm using it, and sturdy enough that my pets haven't knocked it over (which they have done with a lighter easel!) Good height, good adjustability. Fantastic price. Looks just fine, nice solid clear natural wood. Assembly was easy enough in theory, but the directions were unclear and in one instance, just wrong. Here is my advice for the point where you are assembling the parts that are adjustable by hand screws, and you can't tell where the little metal plates should go or how to orient the parts (I think this comes up first in step 3): The little metal plates go directly on the opposite/interior side of the wood from the hand screws... that is, the wooden easel part that is adjusted by hand screws is sandwiched between the hand screw and the little metal plate (which is packaged together with the hand screw), and the hand screw actually pushes the metal plate against the supporting piece of wood; the plate distributes the pressure and keeps you from screwing directly into the supporting part (which would damage or leave marks in it). The adjustable parts have predrilled holes to accommodate the little flanges protruding from the metal plates, but the parts have to be oriented correctly for it all to work - the predrilled flange holes will be only on one side of the adjustable part. This is not evident from the instructions (particularly at the point of assembling the center mast with its adjustable vertical slide). So proceed carefully, or you may end up having to re-do some steps! Still, without hurry or worry I got it together in about an hour by myself.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from South Carolina
You do have to put it together, and at first all the pieces were really intimidating, but, even though there are a lot of pieces, they are all numbered exactly, and the thing went together without a hitch! It's sturdy, good looking, and big enough to support some really large canvases. I love it. In my opinion, it's a step up from the Shannon easel by W&N (which was the last one I purchased) and it was less expensive. Great purchase!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Worst easel I've ever had
from Maple Grove, MN
Pros - Cheap, easy to put together (even for one person). Fine to hold canvases once things are set and leveled.Cons - CHEAP. If you have a larger canvas on the easel, moving it up and down and keeping it level is near impossible. 2 of the little plastic feet fell off immediately as well, so this easel is lopsided. I made an unfortunate call for cheap when buying a new easel, but all I wanted was something that would hold a canvas level while I was painting so I went with this. I called the store less than 24 hours after buying to return or exchange for an upgrade and was told that once easels are out of their box, they cant be returned even though it was falling apart and not at all what I needed. Buyer beware.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Greatest easel for around $100 bucks!
from Portland, Oregon
This is a very sturdy easel that allows me to securely hold oversized canvases. It's solid wood with no particle board etc., is easy to adjust, and has totally simplified my handling of large paintings. One challenge, the instructions aren't great because it's just pictures, but I was able to put it together ok anyway. The hardware is strong and well marked in separate bags, and It even comes with two full-size screwdrivers to use for assembly. However, there are three small, flat brass panels included that are not described/shown in the instructions. At the very end I realized they are used as insets for the top clamp (1) and bottom tray (2), to allow you to tighten and loosen the adjustment knobs for tightening and loosening them when you raise and lower the canvas. They are there to prevent the screw in the knob that tightens/secures the tray and top clamp, from screwing into the wood on the mast when the knobs are tightened. Hope that helps someone, hahaha< :}
Medium duty, excellent product, excellent price
By John, Alaska
from Wenatchee, WA
A medium duty easel of excellent quality at an excellent price. I will be painting canvases in the range of 24 x 30 in.; this will be easily managed by this easel. Directions are difficult; take your time; examine every aspect of each part, look ahead continually to see how the parts fit together.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy this again
from naples fl
I paint on large canvases and my tri pod kept tipping over this is very stable
I was super excited about this easel, and I finally broke down and picked it up. The staff were EXTREMELY pleasant and helpful in processing my order, complete with a coupon and they shipped me a catalog. The easel came in good order and was pretty simple to put together. It's absolutely beautiful. My only complaint is that the top canvas holder doesn't drop down - which is CLEARLY stated on the description, and I missed it. Not a big deal - I can rig something up - this one is totally on me. This is a fantastic and solid easel for working on larger panels and canvases - and is a steal at the price. The company was also an absolute joy to work with and I look forward to ordering a second easel that fits my needs better.
from Oceanside, CA
Love this easel! I It's perfect for small to big canvases.
By The Wizard
This easel arrived secure and without any damage. I was able to assemble most of it myself and did follow the recommendations to have a second person assist for the final steps.It is sturdy and will accept a wide array of canvas sizes.
Very Solid and sturdy. Assembly instructions are hard to both read and follow though.
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