About Pochade Box
The sienna plein air pochade boxes are designed with ease of use, durability, and versatility in mind. They are beautiful to look at and convenient to use.
Our pochade box is essentially an easel and a palette in one. Both canvas panels and stretched canvas can be held in the adjustable canvas holders.
The lid of the pochade box is held firmly in place at any angle thanks to the lid adjustment arm. The lid will even go completely flat for watercolor painting.
Both pochade boxes include a removable glass palette ideal for oils and acrylics. Two sets of palette blocks are also included which allow for other palette materials to be used in the box, such as the sienna watercolor palette and pastel box (sold separately).
The pochade box also includes a handy brush tray that stores on the back of the lid with magnets. The tray is ideal for holding wet brushes, palette knives and palette cups. It attaches on the right side of the box and is held in place with magnets during use.
* Closed Dimensions: 14 3/4" x 11 1/4" x 2 3/4"
* Net Weight: 4.7 lbs
* Max canvas size: 17"
* The M box has a palette area of 9" x 10"
* Maximum canvas height of 15"
Features: Strong Construction
The pochade boxes are built with strong finger joint construction using, poplar, maple, and Baltic birch components. A beautiful cherry stain and lacquer finish transform these painting tools into pieces you will treasure.
Ergonomic Star Knobs
All adjustments of the canvas holders and lid angle arm are controlled with easy to adjust plastic star knobs. Far superior to the common wing nuts found in many plein air easels the star knobs are easy to grip and result in much tighter holding power.
Lid Adjustment Arm
The simplicity of the lid adjustment arm is what makes it so effective. The star knobs make adjustments easy and the lid can be held at any angle, (including flat for watercolors). The arm is designed in such a way that the pochade box can be used on a flat surface as a table easel. Rubber bumpers are on the bottom of the box just for this purpose. In fact the Pochade box is the perfect small easel for studio use as well as plein air.
Tempered Glass Palette
The L pochade box includes a removable tempered glass palette, ideal for use with oil & acrylic paint. The tempered glass is durable and easy to remove and clean. A colored surface can be placed under the glass for easy color mixing.
The canvas holders are designed for ease of use and versatility. Both panels and stretched canvas can be held between the holders. Two star knobs in the rear of the lid adjust the height of your canvas. The maximum height of the M box is 15 inches; the L box is 17 inches. Any width within reason can be accommodated on both boxes.
The included brush tray is a pleasure to use. It stows away perfectly on the back of the lid with the help of two magnets. During painting it slips over the right side of the palette box and stays put with another pair of magnets. There are indents for seven brushes and a flat area for holding palette cups of painting medium or thinner.
Tripod Mounting Plate
A critical piece of the pochade box is the mounting plate. A ¼” thick piece of aluminum 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" accomplishes this beautifully, with a standard 1/4 x 20 threaded hole as the fastening point. The plate is attached to the frame of the box with three stout screws. There is a large area for the ballhead quick release plate to grab onto and hold the box firmly in place on the tripod.
Sienna Plein Air Easels
Craftech Company produces all Sienna Plein Air Easels. But the main designer and developer is Bradley Kasten. He is an artist with twenty years of experience. So, he makes unique easels and other art supplies.
All in One Pochade Box is especially relevant. Also, you can find canvas holders, glass palettes, pastel boxes. In addition, there is a backpack to carry your pochade box and tripod.
This product is shipped from our warehouse in Huntington Beach, CA, USA.
This product is brand new and includes the manufacturer's warranty, so you can buy with confidence.
Please submit your product question using this form. All fields are required.
I'm looking at the large box. How much higher than the pallette can you mount your panel if it's 11x14 portrait? asked on Sep 26, 2015
The CTI-PB-1012 supports 17" maximum height of the canvas.
Therefore 11 x 14 portrain can fit well.
answered by Milan (Staff)
on Sep 28, 2015
When I buy the large size Pochade box, and water color and pastel palette inserts, will there be a wood block" with a lid to keep the paints fresh and protected from drying out"? asked by r on Oct 12, 2015
Both of water color palette and pastel palette insert have a lid to keep the paint from drying out. A set of 4 wood blocks are included in the insert. These wood blocks are to keep the palette in place. Two sizes of palette for large and medium pochade box. answered by Milan (Staff)
on Oct 13, 2015
How does the box attaching to a tripod? asked by Mary on Oct 28, 2015
Under the box is a standard metal attachment that fits all Pochade or camera tripods. A heavy duty tripod will not blow over in any kind of breeze or wind. Once set up, the box & tripod work great.