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The Ultra-Lite Core Plain Edge Board is 80% lighter than most wooden boards. It has a smooth, natural basswood surface on both sides.
A resin-impregnated pulp fiber "Airtite" honeycomb core is permanently bonded to basswood surfaces for rigidity and strength. At only 4 lbs (1.8 kg), the board has a feather-light feel. Each board is 0.7" (18 mm) thick.
16" × 21"
41 cm × 53 cm
18" × 24"
46 cm × 61 cm
20" × 26"
51 cm × 66 cm
23" × 31"
58 cm × 79 cm
24" × 36"
61 cm × 91 cm
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(based on 18 reviews)
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not smooth enough
from Burbs of Philly, PA
Comments about Helix Ultra-Lite Core Plain Edge Board:
I wanted a drawing board that was a smaller size than the large one I have, but this one is almost unusable as it has slightly raised areas (almost like bubbles) and areas where the wood grain leaves divets. I guess I'll use this for some other purpose and look for a drawing board that is actually smooth.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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JUST WHAT I ORDERED!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Helix drawing board
By Rosie j
from Mobile, AL
It is fabulous for drawing and watercolor......
Perfect Drawing Board
from Greater New Orleans Area
I do a lot of work on 22/30 stonehenge paper. This was the perfect drawing board! It's incredibly light and has a nice sanded finish. I also prefer to use art masking tape instead of clips to hold my paper stationary. It's the perfect surface for temporary use and easy removal.
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Helix Ultra-Lite Core Plain Edge Board
from Chicago, IL
Super-light. Not fragile like foam core. Perfect for plein air work from my perspective. The board is smooth on every surface. It is a pleasure to work on the board. I purchased a second one in a smaller size. I probably would like to have every size offered.
Quality board but too soft?
By Cleveland Artist
from Cleveland, OH
This board arrived in good shape, and with a modest sanding, presents an adequately smooth surface. For its size it is really light weight. While I've only been using the board for a couple weeks, I'm a little distracted with the faint "crinkling" sound that one can hear as pressure is applied to the surface. Certainly this is the honeycomb light-weight core flexing, but it makes me wonder if the board is firm enough or will start to retain impressions in its surface with use over time.
Great art board!
Excellent art board. Exactly as described. Light weight, perfect.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
a versatile tool for any studio
from Oklahoma City
Sketching - Drafting - Model Making - Kids Projects I've kept a couple of basswood drawing boards handy for decades. After pin holes and glue accumulated they once were easy to replace at the local college bookstore - but no more. It's nice to have a source at a reasonable price.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Yes, the face board opened up at corner
from Los Angeles, CA
As described by other viewers, it arrived at New York with one corner of the face board opened up. Since I needed to use it right away for a workshop that I was attending, I did not return it for replacement. The face board feels a little bit softer and not as finished than the one I have at home.
Very nice product
from Alexandria VA
This is a very nice drawing board, light in weight, but seems to be solid, well made. Fits nicely on my new easel with drawing paper secured via binder clips.
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