A solid well designed easel ideal for studio and college use. The lower canvas rest features a shelf to hold brushes and tubes of paint etc. and can be adjusted in height with the use of a ratchet mechanism. The painting angle has a wide angle of adjustment and the easel can be folded flat for storage.
I've had my easel for two weeks now and I'm really pleased with it. After looking at loads of easels online I went for this one because it had every feature I was looking for. It is sturdily built without being cumbersome or overly heavy. All the adjustable bits are easy to manipulate including the ratchet mechanism for the canvas rest. I did make two alterations; I cut 20 cm off the central painting support so it wouldn't hit the ceiling when the canvas rest is raised to maximum height (good for getting to the bottom of smallish paintings) and I took off the feet so the easel will slide around more easily. This is a lot of easel for a very moderate price. Joan Johnson (Bristol, United Kingdom) on 26 Mar 2012
Great purchase. A very sturdy, manageable easel. Easy to erect and easy to move around. Versatility to hold all sizes of canvases. Delighted with it! Gillian Henshaw (Edinburgh, United Kingdom) on 1 Oct 2013
I’m a beginner in terms of painting and painting equipment and obviously didn’t understand how much easels or their use vary. I’ve been on a couple of courses and both times all pupils were stood at an H-frame easel so I imagined I was buying something very similar. I need to stand to paint because of back and neck issues and had no idea this easel is obviously primarily designed for a seated painter! It would have been very helpful in choosing an easel if this was mentioned in the details or illustrated with a photo. I spent hours trawling various sites and am a bit gutted to find I can’t extend this to the right height for a small canvas before it hits the ceiling.Lisa (United Kingdom) on 13 May 2020