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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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Helix Ultra-Lite Core Plain Edge Board
from Chicago, IL
Comments about Helix Ultra-Lite Core Plain Edge Board:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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.
Ultra lite core board
I can tape any work on this board, lean it against the wall, and come back to it easily.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Oxford, MS
The board is light weight but very sturdy. It fit well on my easel.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Just what I expected!
from Grants Pass, OR
Its a perfect watercolor board. Light weight and durable. I have had one for years and my husband likes it for a table on his chair in the living room. Needed one for me.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Randle WA
A quality item that was half the price of the one at Michael's
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