Turns out that the easel is really too big for my tiny house. This easel wasn’t available at a local store so I ordered it online. Shipping was very costly which won’t be re-imbursed should I return it to Dick Blick’s on Capitol Hill. Last time i looked, it was $297+shipping on-line (i paid over $450 total). I’d like to sell it for $300. It’s assembled and ready to go to your house!!! It is a little darker than what is pictured. It looks like oak but is ash with a cherry finish.