Constructed from hard maple, the BEKA Big Book Easel delivers endless hours of creative enjoyment for children and adults. An essential staple in an educational or daycare setting, it is equally ideal at home for solo play activities or as the basis for entertaining alternatives during sleepovers and play dates. The 24" x 24" dry-erase marker board has ample space for transforming imaginative thoughts into concrete creations, and the 47 1/2" height of the easel keeps things withing reach. The sturdy shelf provides great support for sizable books, drawing pads and similar media, while the easel-locking rack doubles as a centrally-located storage area. The rear rack offers additional storage and also functions as a drying station for paintings and other artwork. The easel weighs 16 pounds but folds flat for portability and convenient storage. Adult assembly is required.