Stak Easel - strong and stackable for compact storage

Video Demonstration!
easel video demo

The Barnesville Clip

Clamp Picture

The adjustable clip that holds the stretched canvas, drawing board, or pad in place while an artist works. It is cast aluminum with high magnesium content for extra strength.

The 1/4” diameter steel bolt tightens the clip firmly, yet securely. An internally lubricated Nylatron™ bushing prevents metal to metal contact. The Barnesville Clip is extremely reliable–it will hold the heaviest stretcher firmly in place, yet is easy to adjust. Plus, it has no parts that can come loose or get lost.

“The Stak Easel is the only option
for a multi-use studio like mine”

Professor Daniel Finch,
Messiah College, Pennsylvania.

“Fantastic-great space saver.”

Professor Mathew Lopas,
Hendrix College, Arkansas.

Stak Easel™

Stacking art easel stacked in a college studio
Storage Pics (click)

The Stak Easel™ was designed especially for art schools in 1950. We have made significant modifications, but the basic design, a sturdy, well-balanced, and rigid easel, able to be stacked in “nests’ remains the same.

Read about the two post advantage.
two post easel

The easel accommodates work from about 9” x 18” to about 100” x 72”. The moving parts are “captive” meaning that they do not come off and get lost.

The Stack Easel™ is a genuine two post easel.


Height 75”
Width 18”
Base 37” x 37” x 34”
Weight 18 lbs.

– 1-inch diameter, 18 ga. steel tubing, powder coated medium gray finish. Other colors available as special order.
– 2 cast aluminum “Barnesville Clips”
– No-skid rubber feet

Easel Accessories:

Pallet Tray

Easel Pallet Tray

The Third Clip (Optional)

The third Barnesville Clip shown on the rear bar is optional. It's great to hold a canvas or board at an angle.

Due to the cost of the high magnesium alloy used in the castings, we now supply only two clips. The third clip allows the rear leg to support work at a slant-a useful feature for washes and glazes. The third clip is available as an option-add $34.