The Retz Box


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This box is 100% handmade from hardwood cherry and comes with a neutral grey removable palette and sliding panel holders. I’ve updated the design of the sliding panel holders. They are now mounted vertically in the box and hold your panel much more secure. It also comes with a leather brush holster mounted on the side. It holds 4 brushes at a convenient location while you work.

Over 375 sold worldwide!

Dimensions: 7 x 12.5 x 2.5 inches


Weighs 2 lbs.

Holds paint tubes, small brushes under palette.

Adjustable friction hinges to keep lid open at the desired angle.

Attaches to any tripod with universal mount (1/4-20)

Can sit flat on a table

Holds a small board or canvas from 6×8 in. – 8×15 in. (modifications can be made to paint smaller).

Thick leather handle and brush holster on side

Finger joint corners (very strong)

Finished off with brass hardware.

Brushes not included

I built this box for the traveling painter. I have struggled to find a painting box that isn’t bulky with unnecessary moving parts, while at the same time being a reasonable price. This little box solves these issues. It is lightweight but rigid. It is perfect for throwing in your suitcase or backpack before going on a hike or trip. I wanted it to stand on its own as a piece of art, but also be highly functional and simple. This is the set-up you bring with you when just can’t seem to take your big heavy easel or bulky pochade box. I believe this will help stop painters from coming up with excuses why they can’t paint in a certain location or time of day.


Q: How do I paint on paper? A: Tape a piece of your favorite paper to a board that the panel holders can hold stable. I like to use a 8.5x12in. sheet of Gator-foam.

Q: How do I tighten/loosen the tension of the hinges? A: With a phillips head screwdriver tighten or loosen the black screw on the bottom half of the hinge. Do not touch the brass screws.

Q: How do I adjust the friction on the panel holders? A: With a pair of pliers bend the end of the brass strip so it slides in and out of the wooden piece to your liking. You may need to try a few times before it is at the level of friction that works for you.

Q: What kind of tripod do you recommend? A:

Q: Can you ship internationally? A: Yes. send me a message and I will take payment outside of my site through Paypal. It will be an extra $25 for basic shipping or an extra $50 for tracking and insured shipping. It’s your choice. You know how the postal system works in your country better than I do. I am not responsible for lost packages.