Easel is one of very important tools for any painter. I am not saying that you can not paint without an easel, just that easel makes your work much more comfortable and much easier.
When it comes to purchasing an easel, there are many types and sizes to choose from so it can be a really overwhelming task.
If you are a painter that has a designated studio space, likes working on big surfaces and needs a good quality, heavy duty H-frame studio easel, we have just the right thing for you.
We reviewed for you another amazing product from Mabef and that is Mabef studio easel M/02 Plus. Before we continue with our review, I just want to tell you about the basic information about this extraordinary studio easel.
- Constructed of oiled, stain resistant top quality beechwood
- Large H-frame easel with double extendible masts
- Canvas holder and inclination level are adjusted by crank mechanism
- Square base with 4 casters for better mobility
- Weight of the easel is 99lbs
- Weight of the painting surface the easel supports is 88lbs
- Height of fully stretched easel is 153.5″
- Accommodates painting surfaces up to 92.5″
Mabef is an Italian company with the long tradition and experience in manufacturing wooden easels. They are one of the leaders on the market and they offer products of unparalleled design and functionality.
All Mabef easels are manufactured of top quality beechwood and have a lifetime guarantee which speaks for itself about the quality you will get when you purchase Mabef easels.
Mabef Studio Easel M/02 Plus
Mabefs’ M/02 Plus studio easel is a heavy duty H-frame easel built to carry large format painting surfaces.
It is constructed of top quality beech wood which is oiled for stain protection. Beechwood is the best wood for production of easels since its structure is very uniform.
There are no soft and hard grains in a single piece of beechwood, so it doesn’t splinter or twist over time.
This is a very large easel suitable only for those painters that have studio space since it is too big to be stored out of the way.
Weight of the easel is 99lbs and its maximum height when fully stretched is 153.5″. It can accommodate painting surface that is 88lbs and 92.5″.
The M/02 Plus is a double mast H-frame easel. It can accommodate two canvases at the same time or hold a large canvas very securely with its two moving masts.
Bottom canvas holder is a large tool tray with two extendable drawers on each side that are big enough so you can put all the tools and materials you need while painting and have them at hand.
There is a crank system both for the adjustment of height of your painting surface and the adjustment of the angle so you can do it effortlessly without the need to remove your painting from the easel.
Base of the easel is in a form of a rectangle and it has four casters so you can move your easel easier. There are two screws with wing nuts and rubber feet to help you secure the easel in place once you found a perfect painting position for it.
All the moving parts of the easel are built in a manner so they do not damage the wood while sliding also all the parts are built of top quality materials so you do not have to worry that they will break or become loose over time.
The wood that the easel is made from is top quality and it is protected with an oil finish so it can’t get stained and with just a little bit of effort you can keep your easel in pristine condition.
Simple assembly is required upon purchase. You do get instructions with your easel but it is really obvious what goes where and it can be done really quickly.
I also included a video on how to put it all together just in case tho I am sure assembling your easel will not be a problem.
This easel is an amazing tool for any painter. It is made of the top quality materials with care and precision only downside is that it is expensive, so it can be a real hit on the budget
. I still think it is worth the money and with paying a bit extra you really get an easel that you will last you a lifetime.
This easel is designed to carry large painting surfaces. It’s very stable and sturdy, made of solid top quality beechwood that will remain the same for many years to come.
With its 99lbs of weight, square base, two moving masts and a large canvas holder, this easel provides you support and safety for your painting surface no matter how you paint. You will never have to worry that your painting will move or flip over.
Even the largest pieces you work on are going to be perfectly tight and secured and so easy to move to a wanted position thanks to the crank system.
Also, do not forget the large tool tray and spacious tool drawers on both ends of it for all the tools and materials you might need while painting.
Mabef M/02 Plus studio easel is expensive, but it is still a great buy considering that you are getting unparalleled quality and functionality along with lifetime guarantee.
You should consider it an investment in your art and just think Mabef easels you have to buy only once and use for your entire life without the need to fix a single thing on them.
If you have any questions regarding the subject or need any help, feel free to leave them in the comment section and I will be happy to help!