ABOUT Richeson LyptusŪ Wood Easels

ABOUT Richeson LyptusŪ Wood EaselsRicheson Easels

ABOUT Richeson Easels and

Jack Richeson & Company recognized that there is a market for a lower-priced easel line than their Premier BEST Easel line.

Richeson's popularly priced line of easels and artist's furniture, now has more of what the cost-conscious student or hobbyist is looking for, offering excellent, durable equipment at a very attractive price.

LyptusŪ Registered trademark Weyerhaeuser Corp


Made of foreign, less expensive wood than BEST's American Oak, and manufactured through automated production by highly skilled craftsmen, they are strong, carefully constructed, well-finished, yet affordably priced.

We stand behind the product that we sell! The Richeson (formerly known as: Academy Easels) line of easels should provide many years of use as long as they are used in a reasonable manner. We stock replacement parts for the Richeson line of easels.

ABOUT Richeson Easels and Richeson LyptusŪ Wood Easels (formerly known as: Academy Easels)

The following Academy Easel products are now produced of a new wood called Lyptus*... the response has been great!
  • 844200 RICHESON TABLE TOP (LYP/MA)
  • 883201 RICHESON LOBO (LYP/MA)
  • 885301 RICHESON NAVAJO(LYP/MA)
  • 886001 RICHESON AZTEC EASEL (LYP/MA)
  • 886002 RICHESON MANTOYA EASEL (LYP/MA)
  • 886011 RICHESON AMBROSIA (LYP/MA)
  • 886021 RICHESON BELMONT COLLAPSIBLE (LYP/MA)
  • 886022 RICHESON GALLERY FRAME WALLMOUNT (LYP/MA)
  • 886024 RICHESON EASEL ORGANIZER (LYP/MA)
  • 886025 RICHESON LYPTUS SANTA FE II(LYP/MA)
  • 886031 RICHESON RACINE TBL(LYP/MA)
  • 886034 RICHESON LANCASTER(LYP/MA)
  • 886039 RICHESON FLORENCE(LYP/MA)
  • 886042 RICHESON CASCADE(LYP/KD)
  • 886044 RICHESON BASSETT(LYP/MA)
  • 886045 RICHESON APPLETON(LYP/KD)

  • 880610 Galiestio Small will be switched from Lyptus to Oak and made in the USA
  • 886016 Galiestio Medium will be switched from Lyptus to Oak and made in the USA
  • 886019 Galiestio Large will be switched from Lyptus to Oak and made in the USA
  • 887136 Artist Organizer Large this will be switched from Lyptus to Oak and made in the USA
  • 887137 Artist Organizer Small this will be switched from Lyptus to Oak and made in the USA

    LYPTUSŪ Premium Hardwoods From Eco-Friendly Forests

    STRIKING A BALANCE between human demands and environmental concerns is becoming increasingly important. While nature has been bountiful, we must also recognize its limitations. This is especially true with forest products, ever popular because of their unique contribution to an enhanced standard of living.

    The LYPTUSŪ Difference

    LyptusŪ represents a new concept in forest management. A premium-grade hardwood, LyptusŪ is grown in South America on highly productive plantations, interspersed with reintroduced indigenous trees to preserve native ecosystems. Wood is produced using proprietary technology in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Thus, LyptusŪ customers can feel good about using this premium-quality hardwood, and also be assured of continuous supplies throughout the foreseeable future.

    Many factors distinguish LyptusŪ from other hardwood species. A natural hybrid of Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla, Lyptus thrives in the warm climate of Brazil, permitting harvesting in just 14 to 16 years as opposed to 50 to 70 years in colder regions.

    It is processed using best-of-class technology, assuring a top-quality product. Ambitious development programs have resulted in wood characteristics considered most desirable by discriminating industrial customers. These include exceptional workability, machining properties, density, finish tolerance and overall strength.

    Quality That Starts in the Forest
    Only the best LyptusŪ seedlings are destined to become marketable lumber. Specially selected nursery plants are given new homes in the forests, and then patiently nurtured and pruned. When a LyptusŪ tree has matured enough to produce long lengths of clear wood, it is carefully harvested and processed.

    Ultra-Modern Processing Technology
    LyptusŪ is produced in a state-of-the-art sawmill. With a production capacity of 32 million board feet every year, the mill also features cutting-edge drying capabilities and extra-large-diameter saws. Sophisticated 50-compartment sorters perform first-stage classification. Then wood is kiln-dried, planed and dressed on both faces for consistency and dimensional stability.

    Currently available in 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 and 8/4 thicknesses, with other thicknesses to follow

    Bundle sizes ensure proper forklift handling

    Protected by water-resistant packaging

    Uniform moisture content of 6 to 8 percent
    LyptusŪ is manufactured by Aracruz Wood Products in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and distributed in North America through a strategic alliance with Weyerhaeuser. For three decades Aracruz has been a global leader in sustainable forestry, and currently invests more than $5 million every year in research and development. It maintains its own nurseries and seed banks, and has permanent monitoring in place to ensure optimal soil conditions, water quality and ongoing biodiversity. Aracruz was honored with the Marcus Wallenberg Prize from the international scientific community for advancements in the field of forestry.

    *LyptusŪ is an eco-friendly hardwood from Weyerhaeuser.
    Lyptus is the Registered trademark of Weyerhaeuser.