Owners Statement, Plus Build and Finish
Easels Galore Index.
My Name is Jeff Lacey. I Trade as Easels Galore and I make nothing but easels. In 1996 when I was making a living from carpentry and joinery, I also painted at the local Art Society where I was asked to make some easels. I researched easels and found out that designs had not changed much in 100 years and that commercially available easels seemed to be designed to suit the manufacturer rather than the artist. I was also unimpressed with the quality of most easels I saw. I commenced designing and building an easel range part time. As an artist (click here to view my art)I felt I was in tune with easel user requirements, which was reflected in my designs and growing easel sales. In 1999 I registered the name Easels Galore and moved into full time easel manufacture. All my designs are original and nothing whatsoever is copied. My easels are hand crafted and are now all over Australia, plus many other countries. I only sell direct, this way I can offer top quality at great prices. I believe I have just about the biggest range in the world and certainly no one else makes easels in the different woods I use. I have no employees so every easel you buy off me is 100% made by me. I sign them all as I am proud of and passionate about my Easels. Not long after I started making easels full time I stopped painting. Easels are now my art and passion.
2018 - I turn 69 and have decided to make easels as long as I can, there will be no retirement for me. In the near future I will be moving the business to Yackandandah where we are building a new house, having watched too much Grand Designs. The house is due to be finished in spring 2018. It will be a major interruption to Easels Galore and I plan to scale the business down, so that when I make an easel it will be without production pressure and for enjoyment.
In the 20 years of making easel I have made close to $2,000,000 worth of easels at sales value, it may be more as in the best year I turned over nearly $200,000. That is a lot of easels. In that time I have had a huge number of repeat orders and referrals. When I make a new easel I still often look at it and think how good it looks and it continues to gives me a sense of pride and enjoyment.
The Key To Model Numbers
A - A Frame, B -Type of A Frame, BB - Black Butt - premium hardwood from NSw and Qld. C- Counterweighted H frame, FF - Fully Folding, H - at start is H frame, H in the middle is Victorian Mountain Ash Hardwood, K - red wood, usually Jarrah, MP - Multipurpose, , R - Raw wood which is sanded but not oiled, SF - Semi Folding, S - Centre Slide H frame,T - is a style of A frame I rarely make, U - unfinished where the wood has been dressed and the sharp edges sanded. The number on all easels except Semi Folding, Fully Folding is the height of the canvas the easel will hold, in Semi Folding and Fully Folding it is the width of the bottom mount. On A Frames the number is the length of the sides.
Jeff Lacey at Easels Galore: 0425734215 email:firstname.lastname@example.org
You can pay by credit card, which is best done over the phone for security reasons. If you nominate a time and tell me your phone number I will ring you for the details. Or you can ring me on (03) 97879465 There is a 1% charge for credit card payment.
can send a cheque or money order payable to Easels Galore - 42 Mather
Rd Mt Eliza Vic. 3930
If you prefer I can send a PDF invoice prior to payment. Tax invoices are always supplied with the shipment.
All Prices include GST. Easels Galore: 42 Mather Rd Mount Eliza, Victoria 3930 Australia.
is a house, I do not have an easel showroom.)
A Frame Easels
A Frame Easels With Adjustable Tilt
A Frame Double Sided Easels
Fully Folding Easels
Folding Donkey Easel
Folding Horizontal to Vertical Easels
Horizontal to Vertical Studio Easels
H Frame Easel
H Frame Easel with Centre Slide
H Frame Easel Counterweighted
Owners Statement and Build Standard
Single Post Semi Folding Easels
Single Post Fixed Leg Easels
Wrought Iron Easels
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