Handcrafted Every Easelmark Bergquist is built by Mark from start to finish. It is made of select pine and stained with a clear finish.
Beautiful The Bergquist is an original design executed in wood carefully chosen for appearance and straightness.
Versatile The Bergquist weighs just 4 lbs. 9 oz. It can hold canvases up to 31 inches high. The kickstand locks flat against the mast for easy transport or storage. The top clamp is beveled, enabling it to secure thin items like rigid posterboard and thicker items like canvases stretched on a frame of 2x2's. This easel is suitable for indoor or outdoor use and stands firm and quiet on rubber feet.
Reliable The Bergquist is sturdy—built to be used every day. The kickstand is held open by a rigid wood brace. All hardware is common and easy to replace.
Dimensions 40"H x 20"W x 16"D
I built a full-sized easel in 2009 as a birthday present for my daughter who was studying oil painting. I thought that would be the end of it, but her art teacher liked it so well that I made one for him. I've made several since then, refining my design along the way. This smaller tabletop model is called The Bergquist after my daughter's art teacher.