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Field painting box – a streamlined take on a field painting box with wet panel storage, adjustable spring-loaded easel mechanism, and incorporated palette.

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  • Quick setup and take-down – open it up and get to painting.
  • Friction hinges keep the lid at the angle it is opened to (similar to a laptop screen, but with enough torque to allow for painting without shifting the angle).
  • Magnets are used in place of latches for simplicity.
  • Glass pallet compatible – one side is removable and space is left to slide in a replacement palette (actually including the glass is only available as a local pickup option due to shipping difficulties).
  • Lid stores and transports wet paintings and/or extra panels (up to four 1/8″ thick when placed back to back).
  • Constant force spring in the integrated easel holds the panel while painting
  • Magnetic easel base moves up and down to change the height of the panel while painting.
  • The top and the bottom of the easel are adjustable to enable easily reaching to the entire surface.
  • D-rings for a carrying strap.
  • Threaded insert in bottom for attaching to a tripod or quick-disconnect plate.
  • Flat bottomed design also allows for table-top or lap use.
  • Satin poly-urethane finish adds protection and quality feel.


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Materials: poplar, birch ply


  • box sizes are determined by the panel size ( in inches) that fit in the lid.
  • standard aspect ratio is square, but can be made to custom specifications (cost is determined by the largest side).
  • overall dimensions add 2 1/2″ front to back, and 1/2″ from side to side.
  • 3 3/8″ in thickness.

Estimated build time: 3-4 weeks