I bought this for my husband who is a professional fine artist. He had an old easel that was giving him hard time to go up and down. The price of a similar easel (less sturdy) in Jerry’s Arterama was almost the double, so I decided to look on Amazon and I’m glad a did. It is very sturdy, the crank works very smooth and it has a beautiful color. I totally recommend it.
I love this easel.This model with crank adapts so easily to the desired height for painting. After almost a year, I had a problem with the crank, nothing to do with the quality of the product. I contacted the service of meeden and in less than 2 days someone answered me. According to the problem I had, they decided without hesitation to send me a new easel. There service was exceptional especially Mica who follows you through the whole process with great attention. I recommend not only this easel but any product sold by this company
I do paintings that range from 16x20 inches to 36x48 inches, usually on masonite. I wanted an easel that I could quickly move up or down, to position the upper or lower portion of my paintings to a height that was comfortable to work on --- but I didn't want to spend thousands of dollars for a counter-weight easel. After much research, I decided on a hand crank easel, and finally decided on this one from Meeden. First of all, it's beautiful. I cut some of the foam packing material to place on the bottom ledge, where my paintings sit, and on the ledge below that which covers the pull-out drawers, so that I wouldn't worry about spilling paint on the easel (and no, I'm not a neat freak; this easel is just so pretty I didn't want to mess it up). Speaking of packing material, there is a lot of it. Meeden obviously didn't want any scratches during shipping. Second, assembly was easy. There are simple, numbered, step-by-step pictures to follow. Meeden provides 2 pliers and a small wrench, the only tools you need. Last, the crank works great. Now the area I want to work on gets positioned just where I need it. I wish I'd bought one of these years ago.
I am an oil painter. My studio is small with 8’ ceilings, and I love a crank-style easel. Most of these easels are prohibitively expensive and I was thrilled when a fellow artist recommended this on facebook. It takes up a minimum amount of floorspace and I’m able to paint large & small paintings without the shaft going through the ceiling. It’s a beautiful easel! Rich, gorgeously stained beechwood, extremely sturdy for the largest or smallest canvases. It was absolutely the easiest to assemble due to the excellent and organized instructions and tools. Meeden’s customer service is outstanding, very responsive to all questions or problems. I’m crazy about this easel!
I am amazed with the quality of the craftsmanship of this easel.Made with very good quality solid wood. I would give 10star for the review if I could. I love it and recommend this company and the quality of their goods to everyone.Thank you Meeden for bringing back hope in great quality and respect for customers.