View Full Version : That Board Support Thingy on the Painting & Drawing Channel

Lawrence Fox
01-22-2013, 06:41 PM
....yes, this one:


Does anyone know what it's called and where one can get one? I often just prop up my board with a 1 x 1 (or a couple of them taped together) but I was wondering if anyone knew where to get one of these!

(I did search the forum, 'cause I thought there'd been a thread about this a while back, but nothing popped up).

01-22-2013, 09:01 PM
I use a couple of large rubber door stops from the hardware store $10

01-22-2013, 10:09 PM
It's a drawing board prop and handle.
I guess you can use any board that would accommodate the length of the screw.
Here is the link. It's the second image. I did not check if it's available in Canada.


01-23-2013, 05:51 AM
I use an IKEA laptop support - works really well, holds an A3 pad no problem, and just the right angle for me :thumbsup:


01-23-2013, 08:55 AM
I use the two volumes of 'thousand and one nights' from my book shelf.:lol:


01-23-2013, 01:57 PM
I also use 1 or 2 books....cover and size depends on the painting board size and the angle I need.

01-23-2013, 04:55 PM
The one from the P & D Channel is available here, in 2 sizes:
They probably deliver to Canada, but I don't know what shipping might cost.

Lawrence Fox
01-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Thanks everyone for your answers!

Aderynglas, I did stop by IKEA yesterday to check that one out--now I have to check the size of the boards I now use to see if they'll go on there without flopping about too much (still, it's a great idea for only $5.00 and change if I'm painting in a sketchbook or if I've I've a board not much bigger than a quarter sheet).

Yoolie--now that I've got a product name, I can start doing some more searches to see if someone's got it here in Canada!

01-23-2013, 07:44 PM
From Dick Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/buy/product/151291-boards-straightedge-martin-universal-peb-portable-drawing-board.html)... a little pricey, though...

01-23-2013, 10:40 PM
You could build a larger one of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRiWtX8QrUM)for your board (MFD, Masonite, Gator, plywood, etc.)

another thing you can do, is buy a piece of MDF with melamine (sp?) 24x36" and then buy a handle (http://www.draftingsteals.com/20267.html), the plastic feet (http://www.draftingsteals.com/20271.html) and the back collapsable legs (http://www.draftingsteals.com/20269.html) so you can make your own cheap straightedge board that you can use as a support for drawing, watercolor, etc.

Lawrence Fox
01-24-2013, 11:47 AM
Charm--that board does look interesting--but you're right--I'm going to have to wait to win the Max Millions for that one :lol:.

Charlie--ooh, that's perfect--a woodworking project for my brother to do for me (he loves that kinda stuff--I'll just have to get him the parts!) Thanks!

01-24-2013, 12:20 PM
A budget one.

01-24-2013, 01:46 PM

This is on my to buy list. I have seen a few artists using it and it is a good size. Not sure if it is available in the US though

Lawrence Fox
01-24-2013, 07:57 PM
Ingegerd--that's TERRIFIC! What a wonderful suggestion/plan. This is a very cool alternative. (There are times I just love this place!)


01-25-2013, 07:12 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/196272-stick_holder.jpg http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Jan-2013/196272-show_stick_holder.jpg I pop this in my pocket when going to a group.. its a piece of wood 4" with a 2"piece nailed on top ..I slip my jubilee clip under it .

01-25-2013, 07:32 AM
It was easy to make but since I useally only paint at an angle when I make large washes I haven't used it much, a random book is more convinient for me. But since it takes up very little space I still have it.

Here are some photos.