The 73" Floor Standing Easel This floor model is a great size for studio, gallery and classroom settings as well as presentations and display of large format items. Standing a full 6 foot high and holding a canvas up to 51" the Jack Knife is compact when folded for easy storage and portability. The Jack Knife Easel has many features that make it a stable platform for creating and displaying art while being compact and portable enough to travel. The essence of the Jack Knife Easel is the patented technology "Inter-retractablity," this inovation keeps the easel closed until both ends are folded out. Once unfolded the the stand holds itself open by design. Perfect for painting and great for display. The compact design makes these an ideal choice for artist who travel, sketch on location, or display their art work at festivals. This also make this easel an ideal way to display your graphic signage at trade shows, retail stores, restaurants and more. Made from sustainable hardwood Ply our easels are designed to be impact and wear resistant while being light-weight enough to carry with ease. The characteristics of hardwood Ply create a stiff and stable platform. This makes our easels stable enough to write or sketch on. Solid brass swivel joints and brass coated steel hardware allow for a great combination of Strength and corrosion resistance. Brass coatings allow these fittings to smoothly and quietly move against the wood and hardware.