Ultra Lightweight Travel Pochade Box No. 2


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Made from a 5.75x6x2.75 inch wooden cigar box.

A limited edition box to be used with gouache, acrylic or oil.


Weighs about 1 pound

2 sliding brass arms hold your painting.

Thick leather strap that holds brushes on the side of box.

Holds paint tubes, small brushes under plexiglass palette.

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 any size up to a recommended 8×10 inches.

Finger joint corners (very strong)

Finished off with brass hardware.

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 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: https://www.amazon.com/MeFOTO-Classic-Aluminum-Backpacker-Travel/dp/B00BETIVUM/ref=asc_df_B00BETIVUM/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241980329968&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17449729291707724500&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005117&hvtargid=pla-439269822422&psc=1

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.