Utrecht Wooden Pochade Thumb Box

MP Code #MP-51761-001   Item #51761-1001

This elegant Jullian made Plein Air lightweight box weighs just over 2 lbs.

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7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
7 1/4" x 9 1/4" In Stock
  • $94.49
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Elegant Lightweight Plein Air Paint Box Made Exclusively for Utrecht By Jullian of Paris. This elegant lightweight box weighs only 2 lbs 6oz. making it ideal for Plein Air painting. Crafted of solid wood with a light cherry finish, it features brass hardware and an adjustable shoulder strap. The interior of the box has a hinged canvas panel top, a slide out wooden palette and 3 storage compartments. Dimensions: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" x 2 1/2".

Size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"

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  • Look great, but built poorly.

    Reviewed on 10/14/2015

    As reviewed by michael walko

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    This box did not last one sitting. The hinges are cheap and become loose fast. The lid does not screw tight enough to keep it at one position. Better quality hardware would make this a great easel. ***Utrecht Response*** We are sorry to hear that your box was defective. Our Customer Care team would be happy to help you with a return or exchange for another easel that might work out better. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 1-888-336-3114 for assistance.

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  • a classic box that comes close to perfection

    Reviewed on 4/23/2015

    As reviewed by Alex

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's really fantastic. I carry everything I need in it: - six tubes of paint (37ml) - eight small brushes wrapped in 3 sheets of paper towel - palette knife - tiny jar of medium (my regular palette cups didn't fit) - charcoal sticks and eraser I haven't used any other pochade boxes on the market. The biggest differences between this Jullian and the others is that the Jullian only holds 1 panel and is more elegant (in my opinion). The 1 panel capacity hasn't been an issue for me and actually, the lightness of this setup has made me more likely to take it places. If I'm going out for a whole day then I carry extra panels and a brush washer in a backpack. If you have wood working skills you can certainly build one for a much lower cost. This would suggest that this box is overpriced. On the other hand, I've spent close to $100 on many products over the years and this is holding its own with the best of them, so I won't deduct any stars over the price. I'll deduct two stars off myself for not having wood working skills.

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  • Works great.

    Reviewed on 1/14/2016

    As reviewed by Joelle Johnson

    Experience: PROFESSIONAL

    I am giving this box a five star, because of the discount I purchased mine, but if I was to pay full price, or even half price, I would have returned it and been disappointed. So wait for it to go on huge sale. Even at half price, I would give this box a 3.5 star. It is true that the sliding hinge does not hold the easel (lid) in place, and that hardware might not be top of the line, the wood is somewhat soft (it scoffs easily) but thick and sturdy and a beautiful looking box. I rectified it's lack, with adding my own hardware, easily done, also added a safety chain to keep lid in correct position, I will later be adding a better washer, none slip or/and rubber washer to the sliding hinge or replacing it. Because I have arthritis also, I added a t-nut (I think that is the name of it) to the bottom so it attaches to any camera tripod, I knew I was going to do these changes when I purchased it as I had made a box for water color and was familiar with what I needed, and the price couldn't be beat. I also removed the divider to the right of the thumb hole to meet my needs . Many people use the box just as it is, and love the light weight, and thumb hole type palette and size. And many also fix the side sliding lid hinge. I've had mine for 4+ years and it meets my needs, depending on what type of panels you use, it will carry 2-4 panels (dry) or one to two wet (stored back to back), and if you wanted to modify the top you could most likely fix it to carry one more wet, but not 100% sure. I use mine for oil paint. It would easily fit a block of watercolor paper and use the slide out pallet as a side table, drill some holes in it for brushes or hooks. This box is easy to customize with out the high price.

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