This easel has a limited lifetime warranty. It is very well built. I've done quite a bit of woodworking, and I was very excited to see the easel is made out of actual wood. The angles are precise, the mortise and tenons are exact, what this means is it assembles quickly and easily, and is strong and sturdy. This will definitely hold up to normal wear and tear for a lifetime. Sometimes when you order something like this online, you're not sure what kind of quality it will be. This thing is made to last, and the finish is nice enough that this could be used for painting or display. The canvas shelf is adjustable in height, by a center groove and two wing nuts on the back. I was really impressed with the craftmanship of this item.