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The Best Boundary Free Easel System (BFE) is a revolutionary easel system that lets you create the ideal configuration to suit your space and needs. From a triple mast easel that holds billboard-size paintings to a single mast easel for a tall, narrow loft space, there's a Boundary Free Easel that's just right for your studio, classroom, or gallery — for work, display, or both!
A basic BFE configuration consists of a mast, a bottom canvas holder, and a top canvas holder. Simply attach the mast to the wall, add the sturdy locking canvas holders, and you have built a beautiful, functional easel that maximizes your space from floor to ceiling.
Expand upon this basic configuration by adding multiple posts (which are stackable and available in three sizes), as well as additional canvas holders. Fill a limited area or an entire wall — there are literally no boundaries to the number or size of canvases you can accommodate.
Best has put together four BFE sets that can be ideal on their own or to which you can add additional masts and canvas holders to suit your space. Imagine a studio with a 20 ft wall and 16 ft ceiling. In this scenario, the ideal BFE installation would be the 12 ft Triple Mast Set. With the masts installed 8 ft apart, the artist could paint a 19 ft × 11 ft painting, work on a series of small works simultaneously, or use the masts to display works for a studio opening.
All Best Boundary Free Easel System components are made in Wisconsin of Appalachian Red Oak, the strongest, most durable wood for an easel, and backed by the manufacturer's lifetime guarantee. Finished by hand with Best Easel Oil, an exclusive formula that penetrates and preserves while imparting a beautiful finish, your BFE can periodically be renewed with additional applications of easel oil to keep it looking and performing its best.
Hanging hardware is included with every mast as well as the sets, but if you are securing your BFE to a masonry wall, additional anchors are required (not included).
12 ft Single Mast Set
This set includes one 7 ft mast, one 5 ft mast, one small bottom canvas holder, two small top canvas holders, one 4-pack of copper posts, and one 8-pack of canvas hangers.
12 ft Triple Mast Set
This set includes three 7 ft masts, three 5 ft masts, three small bottom canvas holders, six small top canvas holders, one 4-pack of copper posts, and one 8-pack of canvas hangers.
7 ft Single Mast Set
This set includes one 7 ft mast, one small bottom canvas holder, one small top canvas holder, one 4-pack of copper posts, and one 8-pack of canvas hangers.
7 ft Triple Mast Set
This set includes three 7 ft masts, three small bottom canvas holders, six small top canvas holders, one 4-pack of copper posts, and one 8-pack of canvas hangers.
Simple, strong hardware for hanging canvases, frame wire, or even a flat panel TV, these hangers are sold in a package of 8.
This freestanding easel with a removable base and back leg gives the artist infinite flexibility. When maximum floor space and stability are required, simply remove the base and leg and mount the mast to the wall. The easel includes one 7 ft mast, one large bottom canvas holder, one small bottom canvas holder, and two small top canvas holders. It holds a canvas up to 58" high.
These posts serve as small canvas supports. Beautiful as well as functional, they feature copper tubing that covers the bolt threads, thus protecting the edges of your canvas. Posts are sold in a package of 4.
The first building block of your customized easel configuration, simply attach one or more to any wall, then add canvas holders, hangers, or copper posts to support your work. Masts are available in three sizes and stackable, so you can put various sizes together that conform to your space. Basic hanging hardware is included, but if you are securing the masts to a masonry wall, additional anchors are required (not included).
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Totally Worth it
from Charleston, SC
Comments about Best Boundary Free Easel System:
I purchased the 7' mast. After reading another review, I purchased the large top canvas holder. I am glad I did. The small ones that come with the mast work if I am painting on small canvases, but I mostly work on 30"x30" and bigger, so it's nice to be able to switch out when I need to. I am so happy with my new set-up. Installation was easy. My questions before ordering were answered swiftly and to my satisfaction - so do not hesitate to call if you have any questions. The company does a fantastic packaging job. This is a well-built piece of equipment.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent Easy to use Easel
from Los Angeles
This is a great space saver easel that also allows you to work big in a small studio space. Installation is easy but if you are mounting on plasterboard you will need wall anchors, other than that the pre-drilled holes allows for easy measurement and placement. It comes with its own hardware which is all excellent quality.The wood and feel of this easel system is really nice, organic and sturdy, the attachments for top and bottom easel brackets glide effortlessly and the additional copper screws for smaller works or for securing large canvases are also well made and a quality product.Overall this is the most versatile easel to have in a studio and as I said a space saver, also it will be easy to dismount and move elsewhere if needed.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very good Idea
from Dallas, TX
Very good for huge Paintings.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great Easel for Small Studios
from Bothell, WA
My studio is 10' x 12'. I bought the Richeson Boundary Free Easel with a 5' mast to free up space. It is very easy to install and use. It also accommodaztes a wide range of canvas sizes. Be sure to buy the large top canvas holder. I'm not even sure why they sell the small one--it doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the system. Highly recommended for anyone with a small studio.
Best Easel for Small Studio
By Steve W
I have a small (10x12 ft) studio. The Best Boundary Free Easel System provides a fully functional easel that can accommodate large canvases without taking up precious floor space. It installs easily and looks great.
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