May 7th, 2012 by Jim Winstead
Along with their excellent cradled birch panels, we also brought in a variety of easels from American Easel. Made in Oregon, these easels are that too-rare mix of top-notch quality and affordable prices. And we’re offering all of these easels at prices that are 20% to 50% off the manufacturer’s list prices. We have six different styles in stock:
Umatilla Single-Mast Easel: This easel is made from natural fir, and will hold a canvas up to 54″ tall. It also folds flat for easy storage when you’re not using it. (But why would you ever not be using it?)
Umpqua Studio H-Frame Easel: This is a traditional H-frame easel made from natural fir and will hold a canvas up to 70″ tall.
Deluxe Paint Station: The name says it all for this one, which combines a work table with an attached table-top easel (that can also be used on its own) to hold your canvas and your tools. It also includes a built-in brush holder and wash bucket, as well as a paper towel holder.
Antigo Oak A-Frame Easel: This beautiful oak A-frame easel can accommodate a 72″ canvas and folds flat for easy storage.
Maestro Oak H-Frame Easel: This oak H-frame easel also includes a large bottom shelf with a built-in stainless steel brush canister. It can accommodate canvases up to 84″ tall.
Solid Oak Professional Easel: This single-mast oak easel will hold a canvas up to 70″ tall, and has base supports for added stability and palette-resting arms for more comfortable painting.
Neskowin Double-Sided Easel: This easel made from natural fir can hold a 52″ canvas on either side, or use the additional gripper sets to hold two or more smaller canvases on each side.
We have one of each of these set up at the store so that you can check them out. (And if you check out American Easel’s site and like the look of one of the easels we’re not carrying yet, let us know and we’ll look into bringing it in!)