About Pastel Box
The sienna plein air pastel box is designed with ease of use, durability, and versatility in mind. They are beautiful to look at and convenient to use.
Our pastel box is essentially an easel and a pastel holder in one. 1/4" pastel panels and pastel paper taped to 1/4" foamcore can be held in the adjustable panel holders.
The lid of the pastel box is held firmly in place at any angle thanks to the lid adjustment arm. The lid will even go completely flat if desired.
The pastel box includes four large pastel storage compartments lined with removable 1/4" foam. A thin plastic cover keeps your pastels in place during travel.
The pastel box also includes a handy accessory tray that stores on the back of the lid with magnets. The tray is ideal for holding pastel pencils, blending stumps and other pastel painting accessories. It attaches on the right side of the box and is held in place with magnets during use.
Pastel Box Dimensions:
* Closed Dimensions: 17 3/4" x 13 1/2" x 2 3/4"
* Net Weight: 5.3 lbs
* Max panel height: 21"
* The pastel box has four compartments to hold pastels.
* The outer two compartments measure: 12 1/2" x 3 3/4" x 5/8" deep
* The inner two compartments measure: 12" x 3 3/8" x 5/8" deep
* Accessory tray dimensions: 9" x 12" x 1/2" tall
Features: Strong Construction:
The pastel 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 panel 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. The arm is designed in such a way that the pastel 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 Pastel box is the perfect small easel for studio use as well as plein air.
Removable Foam Inserts
The pastel box includes four removable foam inserts to keep your valuable pastels cushioned and save during transport. The inserts can be removed and cleaned by tapping out the residual pastel dust. This also allows the interior of the pastel box to be cleaned as well.
The panel holders are designed for ease of use and versatility. 1/4" pastel panels fit perfectly in the panel holders. Pastel paper taped to standard 1/4" foamcore is also ideal.
Two star knobs in the rear of the lid adjust the height of your canvas.
The maximum panel height is 21" inches. Any width within reason can be accommodated.
The included accessory 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 pastel box and stays put with another pair of magnets. There are indents for several pastel pencils or brushes and a flat area for other pastel accessories.
Tripod Mounting Plate
A critical piece of the pastel box is the mounting plate. A ¼” thick piece of aluminum 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” accomplishes this beautifully, with a standard ¼ 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.
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Does the interior top extend up as an easel to accommodate larger panels/papers? Or is this limited to the size of this lid? asked on Mar 23, 2015
The top extended out can hold canvas/panel larger than the lid size. answered by Julia (Staff)
on Mar 24, 2015
Made in the USA? asked on Mar 01, 2016
CTI-PB-1614 was made in China. The rest of pochade boxes now are made in Taiwan. answered by Julia (Staff)
on Mar 02, 2016
Does this Sienna pastel pochade box have the tripod mount attached.? Foam Liners and tops also included? Is this product make of good material that you would stand behind? asked by Jerri on Sep 19, 2016
Yes, this Pastel Box has the tripod mount attached. Foam Liners and tops are included. This product is made of beechwood and birch tree, so it is a good material.