Did you know that there are many different types of easel stands that can be chosen? There are roughly 8 (or even more!) types of easel stand, each having its own advantages and disadvantages.
If you are unsure which to buy, then let’s start learning about them one by one so that you can decide for yourself which one is the best suited for your needs.
1. A-Frame Easels / Lyre Easels
This is an easel with three legs, two in front and one in the back, so it looks like the letter A. The triangle shape allows easier folding and storing. Commonly, an A-frame easel can hold canvases from 38 inches to 75 inches. Surely, it can also hold smaller canvases. The downside of this easel is that it is not very sturdy.
2. H-Frame Easel
You guessed it, this one resembles the letter H. The H-frame easel is sturdier than the A-frame easel. However, it takes more room and it is not easy to fold or transport. You will need a large working space for this easel since it also is suited for larger sized canvases, up to 96 inches in size.
3. Giant Easels
This is the easel stand for large scale canvases, larger than the H-frame easel can hold. If you need to work with extra large canvas, then this one is perfect for you since it can hold up to 120 inches tall paintings. It is definitely bulky and heavy, so clear up a large space for this easel stand.
4. Convertible or Hybrid Easels
This type of easel can convert from being a normal easel to a tabletop, which is definitely handy for versatile artists who work with different mediums.
5. Single Mast Easel
This type of easel stand is simple and definitely affordable, and this is perfect for beginners or students. It is light, easy to fold and store, however less sturdy than even the A-frame easel. A single mast easel stand can hold paintings up to 72 inches tall.
6. Tabletop Easels
If you work in a small scale, then this is the right easel for you. It is an easel that is small enough to be placed on a tabletop, which is also perfect if you only have limited working space. It can easily be stored away wherever you want. The tabletop easel is available in A-frame, H-frame, and also single mast design. This easel has a drawer that can hold art supplies so that you can easily bring your supplies if you need to move with your easel from places to places.
7. Bench Easels
This easel is a combination of an easel and a bench, which puts comfort as its main concern. Even though it appears bulky, it can be converted into a portable position that makes it easy for you to take them wherever you want it to be, and it is even installed with wheels for easy transport.
8. Display Easel
Display easels are for displaying purposes instead of work, and it definitely isn’t as sturdy as the other easels.