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Engineer Supply carries quality easels in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find anything from a table top easel to one that stands on the floor. These products are perfect for artists, but they can also be used for presentations and displays. Feel free to look at what we have in stock, so you can find a product that will meet your specific needs.

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A drafting table is specifically designed for people who make architectural and engineering blueprints, but it can also be used for mechanical drawing. It will have rigid leg supports with a variable-pitch top, which can come in a variety of sizes and vertical adjustment options. Drafting tables can have a variety of uses — from drafting, drawing, and painting to viewing large documents. Before you choose a drafting table, you will need to measure your space because most of them will take up a lot of it. You also want to look at the size of the tabletop, because it has to be large enough to meet your needs.


There are different types of software that can be used for Computer-Aided Design (CAD), which can make the design process faster and more efficient. With this kind of drafting, you can create more complex and precise models or diagrams because you’re doing it on the computer. But CAD software can be used for more than just drafting. You can also make drawings directly onto the program similar to what you would do by hand. Manual drafting, on the other hand, will allow the creative process to flow more freely because you’ll be more connected to the experience. And in some ways, the process is faster than using CAD software.

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Whether you need an easel stand that you can use for making presentations or some other model for painting and drawing, you can find what you need at Engineer Supply. We have a large selection of easels from top-rated manufacturers, and we can offer them to you at an affordable price. We want to make sure our customers have access to the tools they need, which is why we work with some of the best brands on the market. Be sure to look at what we have in our store, so you can find a table top easel that’s right for you!


No matter what kind of easel you need, you can find what you’re looking for at Engineer Supply. We have a variety of easels in a number of sizes and styles — from the table top easel to a floor-standing model. And all of them are built for the working professional. Whether you’re an artist who needs an easel stand for painting or you need it for making company presentations, Engineer Supply has an easel that will meet your specific needs. Be sure to look at what we have in our inventory, so you can find a product that’s right for you!

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What are the different types of easels?

Every easel has its own characteristics and uses, which is why each one is more suitable for a specific type of application. Here are some of the common types of easels:
  • A-Frame or Lyre Easel — It’s triangular-shaped and has three legs (two in the front and one in the back). This design makes it easier to store it in a corner, which can be an advantage if you have limited space in your work area.
  • H-Frame Easel — It gets its name because it’s shaped like the letter “H.” This type of easel will have a strong base, which is why it’s sturdier than an A-frame easel. It will, however, take up more room and isn't as easy to fold up.
  • Giant Easel — Also called an “oversize easel,” it gets its name because it’s made for artists who work on large-scale pieces over 8 feet square. It’s extremely strong and sturdy, which is needed to support the extra weight of large canvases.
  • Convertible or Hybrid Easel — This is one of the most interesting types of easels, because it can go from being a normal easel to one that can work on a tabletop. This can be a handy feature for artists who work in different types of media.
  • Single Mast Easel — This kind of easel isn’t as sturdy as an H-frame or even an A-Frame easel, but it can do the job if you’re a beginning artist or an art student. It can also be a a decent option if you need an easel that can be stored more easily.
  • Table Top Easel — This is a good choice for artists who work on smaller-scale projects. It’s small enough to be put on a table, which makes it very portable. And because it doesn’t take up a lot of room, it can be easily stored.
  • Bench Easel — This is a combination of an easel and bench, which can be handy for plein air painters or artists who give demonstrations. It can collapse into a more portable position, so you can take it with you without having to carry an extra chair.
  • Display Easel — This type of easel isn’t built for painting because it isn’t sturdy enough, but it does do as the name suggests (which is display). Some of them will even have unusual or clever designs, which will allow for a more interesting presentation.
No matter what type of easel you need, you can find it at Engineer Supply.

How high should an easel be?

How you set up your easel will depend on your own personal preferences and requirements, so there’s no right or wrong answer. All that matters is that you feel comfortable while you’re working. There is no correct height for an easel stand, but it needs to fit with your own height and posture.

Can I paint on a display easel?

Display easels are too flimsy to be painted on, so they’re not a good choice if you need a secure surface on which to work. Display easels are only good for displays and presentations, so you might want to go with a different option.

How do I choose a table top easel?

Because it can sit on a flat surface, a table top easel is a versatile option for any artist. It’s also a good choice for art classes and workshops, because it can easily collapse for simple storage. This easel is often used for working on smaller pieces, but some of them can expand to hold canvases up to three feet tall. Some of them even have drawers and storage spaces for paint, brushes, pencils, and other art supplies.

How do I use an easel stand?

While there are no hard rules on how to set up an easel stand, here are some general guidelines that can help you:
  • Set it up in a place where the object or scene your painting can be easily viewed without obstruction.
  • Adjust it in a way that is most accommodating to your height and posture. While there is no “right height” for an easel, you want to be comfortable.
  • Adjust the canvas arm so the easel is in a position that will maximize your comfort while you work, which can be anywhere from a 45 to a 90-degree angle. It’s entirely up to you.
  • Move the clamps on the canvas arm in a way that will fit the height of your canvas. From there, you can either place it on the easel’s support bar or bottom tray.
  • Use the clamps to keep the canvas in place, because it will keep it from moving around while you work.
If you’re looking for a place with some of the best easels on the market, be sure to browse through the broad selection we have at Engineer Supply.

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