Frequently Asked Questions
What's Different Between the 100, 200 and 300 Series?
The older wall easel design (100 Series) is similar to the very first wall easel that I built for myself many years ago. The new design (200 and 300 Series) evolved from that design. With the newer design, we can build the masts at much larger dimensions for custom orders. Additionally, the new and improved wall rails allow the masts to slide left and right more easily.
The 300 series wall easels go one step further — they have telescoping masts that allow the user to raise or lower their canvas without having to keep re-adjusting the canvas holders. This feature is especially helpful for painters who work on larger surfaces.
NOTE: We anticipate that we will eventually stop production on the 100 series and will focus on the 200 and 300 series wall easels. However, we will continue to support our customers who already own the 100 series easels with replacement parts and compatible accessories for the foreseeable future.
How Difficult Is It To Install A Wall Easel?
Installing a Tueller Wall Easel is a relatively easy project. Detailed step-by-step installation guides come with every easel. However there are a few things to consider before making a purchase -One should have some general experience with tools and be prepared for some hands-on work. If you are reasonably confident with things like locating wall studs, using a tape measure, using a drill, etc, then you should have no problem installing one of our easels. In our experience, most people have been able to do it in an hour or so. It can be very helpful to have a friend assist you with the installation (one person to hold the wall rails in place while the other makes pencil marks, fastens screws into the wall, etc). If you are not comfortable with the sort of tasks described above, it may be wise to hire a handyman or contractor to install the wall easel for you.
Can Easels Be Installed On Concrete Or Brick Walls?
Yes. Provided a wall is reasonably flat, has enough room and is free of obstructions (light fixtures, switches, etc), it is likely a suitable location for a wall easel. If you don’t have previous experience with mounting things on a masonry wall (poured concrete, concrete block or brick), it’s probably a good idea to contact me prior to ordering. There may be some considerations to discuss before I ship your easel. When I know that an easel is to be installed on a masonry wall, I pre-drill the wall rails and include lead anchors with washer head screws. The customer then will need to drill the corresponding holes in the wall using a hammer drill and carbide tipped masonry bit. Some customers have opted to secure the rails to the wall with concrete screws such as Tapcon concrete screws. I don’t recommend using hammer-set anchors or wedge anchors for installing our wall easels.
Can I Purchase Longer Wall Rails?
Yes. As a custom order, I can provide sections of rail that can be fit together to make any length you might want. In fact, the wall easel in my art studio is 20 feet long! The longest package I can reasonably ship is 72 inches (6 feet), but I can make a number of sections that can be joined to achieve longer spans. For example, if you wanted a wall easel that spanned 192 inches (16 feet), I could make three 64 inch pieces for both the upper and lower rails. The ends that are to be joined together can be fitted with dowels (as shown below) to make alignment easy.
If you’re interested in a custom sized wall easel, contact me so that we can work out the specifics via email.
Can I Purchase Shorter Masts?
Yes. As a custom order, I can make masts any height between 48 inches to 88 inches. If you’re interested in a custom sized wall easel, contact me so that we can work out the specifics via email.
Can Easels Be Painted/Another Kind of Wood?
Typically, no. I make easels from red oak or white oak that I hand finish with Danish oil. I can leave the wood sanded but otherwise unfinished if you would like to apply a different finish yourself (polyurethane, shellac, paint, etc).
Update: I have finished some red oak easels with a very dark ebony finish. These are only available on a limited basis. Read more here.
Can I Use Both Standard and Deep Canvas Holders?
Is There A Way To Tilt The Canvas?
Do You Ship Overseas?
Not typically. I can ship to some countries outside of the United States, however the cost of shipping often exceeds the cost of the easel! I do sell to Canada and Mexico. Feel free to contact me if you want a specific quote.