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Mabef M27 Folding Field Easel
The MABEF M27 is a variant of the lightweight wooden sketching easel. Manufactured from seasoned oiled Beech wood, the M/27 also has two additional support prongs. The purpose of these is to enable a palette or board to be placed at the front, for ease of access whilst working. This is especially useful when using oil or acrylic paint. When fully erected, the easel will support a canvas or lightweight drawing board to a maximum size of 115cm, a little larger than A1. The canvas supports are easily adjustable enabling any size of canvas to be accommodated securely.
As with all MABEF products, the M27 has an application of linseed oil will help keep the easel in good working order. The full adjustable legs make getting the easel level for working outside easy. The additional canvas support at the bottom of the central support bar is also intended to act as a hook for holding equipment satchels or bucket- thus increasing the overall stability of the easel. When folded up the easel is compact and easy to transport. It would be ideal for anyone attending evening classes, or who would only be working where space might be an issue. When not in use, the easel when folded is very compact – making for easy storage.