Pochade Box - Click to enlarge
Pochade Box - Click to enlarge

Pochade Box

Item Code: C-PB-1

Mfg List: $114.00
Sale Price: $79.00
You Save: $35.00 (31%)

Quantity:
Select Options Below
SIZE: 
 #PB-0910 Pochade Box - Medium
 #PB-1012 Pochade Box - Large - addl:(+$15.00)

OPTIONAL SIENNA TRIPOD: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include Sienna Tripod TRI-0158 - addl:(+$146.99)

OPTIONAL SUPPLY BOX: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include Sienna Supply Box SB-0101 - addl:(+$49.99)

OPTIONAL PLEIN AIR BACKPACK: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include Sienna Plein Air Backpack BCK-1613 - addl:(+$49.99)

OPTIONAL PASTEL PALETTE: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include PP-0810 Pastel Palette 8x10 storage compartment- addl:(+$8.99)
 Yes, include PP-0912 Pastel Palette 9x12 storage compartment - addl:(+$9.99)

OPTIONAL WATER COLOR PALETTE: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include WP-0810 Water Color Palette 8x10 - addl:(+$8.99)
 Yes, include WP-0912 Water Color Palette 9x12 - addl:(+$9.99)

OPTIONAL GLASS PALETTE: 
 No, thank you
 Yes, include GP-0910 Glass Palette 9x10 - addl:(+$8.99)
 Yes, include EXTRA GP-1012 Glass Palette 10x12 - addl:(+$10.99)

Product Description:
Pochade Box The Sienna Plein Air Pochade Box has an absolutely brilliant design that you will adore!
The features will amaze you and you will find this Pochade Box to be the best travel easel ever! It can also be used as a Studio Easel and even a Table Easel (Rubber Bumpers on the bottom).

Extemely Sturdy and Lightweight.



Made of Maple Wood. Very strong.
With a beautiful cherry-stain and lacquer-finish.

Ergonomic Star Knobs – easier to turn and tighten better than plain wing-nuts.

The medium pochade box includes a birch palette. The large pochade box includes a tempered glass palette.
A brush tray is attached to the pochade box with magnets and can be stored on the back of the lid, when the box is closed, or the right side of the box, when the box is in use.

Maximum Canvas height of the M box is 15 inches
Maximum Canvas height of the L box is 17 inches.


Dimensions PB-0910
closed size: 12-3/4in. (w) x 10 ½-in. (d) x 2 Ύ in. (h)
open size: 20 in. w) x 14 in. (d) x 12 in. (h)
Max canvas height: 15 in.
Palette size in the box bottom: 9 in. x 10 in.
Wt: 3.4 lbs.

Dimensions PB-1012
closed size: 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 x 2 3/4
Max canvas height: 17 in.
Palette size in the box bottom: 10 in. x 12 in.
Brush tray size: 10 5/8 x 7 7/8
Wt: 4.7 lbs.

Dimensions WB-1012
closed size: 14 ½ in. (w) x 11 ½ in. (d) x 2 Ύ in. (h)
open size: 21 in. (w) x 15 in. (w) x 13 in. (h)
Max canvas height: 17 in.
Palette size in the box bottom: 10 in. x 12 in.
Weight: 3.8 lbs.


Optional Supply Box Dimensions:
Closed: 14.5-in. (W) x 9-in. (D) x 2-in. (h)
Open: 14.5-in. (W) x 15-in. (D) x 2-in. (h)
Brush compartment: 1.5-in. x 13.5-in.
Paint compartment: 3.75-in. x 13.5-in.
Work surface: 5-in. x 13-in.
Weight: 2.2 lb

PB-0910, PB-1012

Tripod Mounting Plate (Included)
A critical piece of the pochade box is the mounting plate. A Ό” thick piece of aluminum 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” accomplishes this beautifully, with a standard Ό x 20 threaded hole as the fastening point. The plate is attached to the frame of the box with three stout screws. There is a large area for the ballhead quick release plate to grab onto and hold the box firmly in place on the tripod.


Optional: Plein Air Backpack BCK-1613 will hold a complete Pochade Box setup, including the Tripod.
Also has a mesh pouch for a water bottle.
And a thick-layer padded back for extra comfort & Waist strap
Size: 18-in. (h) x 13-in. (W) x 9-in. (d)
Weight: 2.2 lb


Optional: Pastel Palette PP-0810, PP-0912 2 sizes of pastel box are available to match the 2 sizes of Pochade Boxes.
PP-0810 pastel palette 8x10 storage compartment – two 4 Ό-in. x 6 Ύ-in. compartment
PP-0912 pastel palette 9x12 storage compartment – two 5 ½-in. x 7 Ύ-in. compartment. Larger size includes a pastel palette wood block.


Optional: Water color palette WP-0810, WP-0912
  • WP-0810, The M watercolor palette has two mixing areas that measure 3-in. x 6 Ύ-in.. The M palette has four 1-in. x 1-in. wells and one 1-in. x 2-in. well on each side of the palette
  • WP-0912 , The L watercolor palette has two mixing areas that measure 3 7/8-in. x 7 Ύ-in.. The L palette has six 1-in. x 1-in. wells on each side of the palette. Larger size includes a watercolor palette wood block.


  • (Oversize Shipping: $25.70)

    Customer Reviews
    Comment:
    By: Carol from Jefferson Maine on 07/17/2014
    I used my pochade box yesterday for the first time. It is perfect for my plein aire outings! I am happy that I can use my old camera tripod and like the brush holder that gives me extra space on the side. Very light weight...so much nicer than my French Easel. Delivery was prompt, price was excellent. I got an extra glass palette and the watercolor palette. I know I will use both. Thank you!
    Comment:
    By: Dorothy from Oklahoma City, OK on 05/25/2014
    I have taken my new pochade box M out for its first test drive and it works great! I have had several plein air easels and am trying to find smaller, lighter, easier to set up each time, from the full-size Jullian down to this one. It is great because the medium size holds such a large canvas
    Comment:
    By: Sandi from NY on 04/18/2014
    I purchased the medium box with the pastel insert and I am all set up and ready to go. The pochade box is well made with dovetailed corners. Was easy to place the insert for pastels in by removing and replacing the blocks which are proved along with a mini screwdriver.
    It s lightweight and will be perfect for me. It was well packaged and arrived quickly.
    I plan to get the supply box next .I already had a tripod. I love it !
    Comment:
    By: Kikt from Long Island n.y. on 02/18/2014
    Overall very pleased .sturdy when open and positioned with knobs . My tripod attached easily. Gave it four stars because front latch alignment off slightly but was easily fixed . Put order in on Friday in afternoon and was sent out Monday and recieved it two days later. Well made and well protected for mailing. Will be using it on next workshop in March .
    Comment:
    By: Lillian Wyant from Parachute, Co on 02/16/2014
    I purchased the large pochade box as I already owned the smaller one but wanted a slightly larger palette mixing area. This box suits me perfectly for plein air painting. It is compact and beautifully designed - easy to set up. I also purchased the tripod, and it too is well designed and sturdy. So much easier to carry and set up than my Julian. I am totally satisfied with both purchases and the service and prices of Madison Art Shop.
    Comment:
    By: Jim Wolford from Foxboroug, MA on 12/17/2013
    Everything arrived in good condition and I am looking forward to using it. The price was the best I could find on the Sienna plein air easel. I have a standard French Easel but it is much larger and heavier. I felt the Sienna would better because it is so much lighter and usually work very small outdoors. It can be set up so quickly and is so light.
    Comment:
    By: Dennis M from Bayshore, NJ on 11/27/2013
    Ordered the large box and supply box. Order arrived well packed and very fast. The problem was not getting all the part with the supply box making it useless. After calling Madison and emailing picture showing what was received and missing they send a new box which came fast and well packed. Excellent service. Like the box and supply box and am looking forward to getting out and painting Plein Aire.
    Comment:
    By: Jim from Waitsburg, Wa on 09/13/2013
    I ordered the pochade box and accessory box for my wife who is a watercolor artist. We were both pleased with the quality and prompt shipment and delivery, it fits on my camera tripod, and is well designed. She cant wait to go outside in the countryside and paint.
    By: Margaret Whitacre from Knoxville, on 07/25/2013
    Comment:
    By: Sarah from Richmond va. on 06/22/2013
    Lovely little pochade box. Just the right size and weight. Looking forward to the "road test"! Madison Art very reliable and the price was lowest online. Would definitely check them out first for any art supplies I order in the future.
    Comment:
    By: Richard Moore from Willow Street, PA on 05/22/2013
    The price through Madison was incredibly low. The easel arrived in good condition and has every appearance of being a beautifully engineered and constructed easel. I have yet to try it out, but anticipate that it will perform as advertised. My modest tripod seemed to be more suited to the smaller size, but it is so light, I think the larger model would work well on my equipment. I suspect I will look to Madison first for future supplies.
    Comment:
    By: Ken Shipman from Leesburg, Virginia on 04/22/2013
    After much consideration I chose a pochade box over a french easel. Most of the affordable french easels are mad of ash and do not hold up as long. I then researched many different pochade boxes from various sources and finally decided on the Sienna PB-1012 from Madison Art Shop. It is the best price around for one of the bese designed and manuafactured pocahde boxes. I already have a very good tripod so I only ordered the pochade box and the extra glass pallet. It is a nicely made and a very good looking piece of equipment. I am looking forward to my first outing of painting with this box. I rate the box and the service five stars.
    Comment:
    By: Mary Happe from Arlington, VA on 04/14/2013
    The pochade box arrived on time and in perfect condition. I had ordered the glass insert, so I had to remove the wood palette before inserting the glass palette in order for the blocks to fit. I have not had the chance to attach the pochade box to my older tripod, so cannot comment on on that yet. It is very light in weight and compact which is great for portability, so as far as I can tell, it is everything I was hoping for.
    Comment:
    By: Debra Fox from Ponte Vedra, FL on 03/14/2013
    I am just delighted with my Large Pochade Box. It arrived quickly and it is just perfect. It is well made, and almost too nice to actually use! It fits snugly on my tripod and is very stable. The glass palette provides plenty of mixing area and the brush holder on the side is ingenious. I will be ordering the supply box now to have a complete plein air system.
    Comment:
    By: ken allaman from roundup,mt on 02/27/2013
    It is a $79 dollar box made from soft wood with soft chineese screws,no more ,no less.The supply box is the same and not $49 dollars worth.You get what you pay for when you buy something made in China.The best wooden pochade boxes are made in the U.S.of quality materials.Alla Prima for instance.
    Comment:
    By: Greg from Tucson Arizona on 02/26/2013
    A very nice box for watercolor, I would like to see a little better watercolor pallet though, this one seems a little flimsy.
    Not sure how it would work for oil, looks like the panel holder would fold down into the paint left on the pallet. would be great if they would make the pallet area a little deeper to fix this issue. Hard to complain though, given the price. Very nice, would strongly recommend it to someone needing a pochade and not ready to shell out the big bucks for open box m or the like.. Very happy with this box..
    Comment:
    By: Nancy Griswold from Campton, New Hampshire on 02/19/2013
    Just packed up the entire set up for my first outing and I am very pleased with the quality and design of the entire plein air set. The supply box fits everything I need and makes room for the extras. It is compact, durable, and designed well. I highly recommend it to all
    Comment:
    By: Kaye York from Cambridge, Idaho on 10/30/2012
    I am very pleased with my purchase. Madison Art had the best price I could find. Service was great and shipping much quicker than I expected. The box is working great and the construction seems quite solid.
    Comment:
    By: Deana from Bloomington IL on 09/12/2012
    A good purchase and excellent value for the money. Wish it had a shoulder strap,.....but I suppose I need to purchase the backpack. Otherwise, very lightweight, has a good amount of working space and will handle a larger canvas than most.
    Comment:
    By: Jane from Raleigh, NC on 07/14/2012
    I just received the pochade box (large one)in the mail (quick shipping).I'm very happy with it. I read somewhere that it was made in China, so I was a little worried. This pochade is very well made, it has little magnets to hold the brush holder in place. Having been a wood worker, I can tell you this is well built, it has dove tailing on the corners. This is really a great value, I may buy some of the optional parts too. I got the glass insert for the palette. I'm very happy. I guess my hunting around the internet paid off on this purchase. This was my first purchase with Madison Art Shop, won't be the last.
    Comment:
    By: Jane from Sandwich, IL on 07/12/2012
    This will be my forever preference. Ten second set-up or knock-down and fits in an average tote. Useable on your lap, tripod, or table. So well thought out I might get the supply box too.
    Comment:
    By: kris from mt. shasta, CA on 05/23/2012
    Excellent box, easy to set up, great size and weight, medium holds larger palettes that many other boxes, and the price at Madison is the best by far. I have ordered over 10 boxes for new outdoor painters in Ca and we all love our Sienna boxes.
    Comment:
    By: Johnny from Marietta Oklahoma on 05/23/2012
    Awesome!!! Glad I bought pochard box, tripod, extra box and back pack all together.because it all integrates together very well! Looks beautiful too!!!
    Comment:
    By: Gloria from from IL on 05/22/2012
    I just received the supply and large Sienna Plein Air Pochade box. Have not had a chance to use it, but I am happy with the quality, the amount of work space and the extra work space the supply box gives. Yes the paper towel holder is nice too. Can't wait to get started.
    Comment:
    By: Jim from Nashville on 03/27/2012
    Very well made and easy to set up and use. Had two 9" x 10" plexi pallets made for it immediately and I like these better then the wood one that came with it. These, like glass, are much easier to clean and will not leave a paint stain as the wood one will. You might want to offer a plexi pallet as an alternative to the wooden one that you ship with this Pochade box.
    Comment:
    By: Mel from Oceanside on 02/06/2012
    I love it! It not only is small enough that I can put it into a bag or backpack for travel, but it's sturdy, well made, and beautiful to look at.
    Comment:
    By: Joseph Melançon from Sarasota, Florida on 12/19/2011
    My new large pochade box and supply box suit me just fine with a few of my own modifications. Being an inventor type I checked over every aspect of its construction, hardware, functions and styling. It is sturdy dove tail construction with a clever adjustment for accomodating panels. Easy and quick setup. Some of the wood screws are a bit short and on my box one screw was broken off and new holes were drilled in the manufacturing process. It doesn't show and is not an issue. I reduced the size of the brass clips that hold the painting panels to the bare minimum so I can paint to the edges of the surface with ease. This is my common complaint with most easels. Next I replaced the wood paper towel holders with brass clips. Replaced bulky wood blocks with small plastic washers to hold in my glass palette. Added a smaller lightweight fully adjustable brush holder. I was happy with the box even without the modification but now I can't wait to get out and paint. This set up will replace my halfbox French easel which has the palette far too low from the painting for a person wearing bifocal lenses.
    Comment:
    By: Jenny from AZ on 11/03/2011
    Overall, I'm extremely pleased. I still think this is the best pochade box out there right now especially for the price. The pochade box, supply box and tripod weigh rougly 10lbs combined. My only 2 concerns...
    1. The part that holds the panel is 1/4 inch (I paint on 1/8 inch panels, I'll probably rig it by putting another panel the same size behind it) I didn't catch that in the product description, it would have been good to know.

    2. The brush holder that attaches to the side has to be on the right (I'm left handed) I did know this when I bought it, I could tell from the picture ... just something I wish they did.
    Comment:
    By: Sandra Haynes from Heppner, Oregon on 09/07/2011
    The large pochade box will make a terrific overseas traveler. The right size and with the supply box, it will suit my needs very well. Both units with all supplies loaded into a laptop bag are compact enough to be taken as a carry-on on planes.
    I am giving it 4 stars only because it arrived with one brass screw missing on the blocks that hold the palette down. How could someone possibly miss that in assembly?
    Comment:
    By: deb from Philly on 09/05/2011
    I did a lot of research before buying this because I had a french easel and didn't like it. Its hard to really tell from online photos what something will be like but I thought this would be a good choice!

    When it arrived it so far exceeded my expectations! It is quality construction, very nice looking very functional, very easy to use, very ingenious design. I HIGHLY recommend it!
    Comment:
    By: Cathy from Sunnyvale, CA on 06/30/2011
    This is the only pochade box I've found that really works for me. It is beautifully constructed, easy to set up and transport and holds larger boards (I use it for pastels) more easily and sturdily than the others I've tried. One note: it works best with the tripod specifically designed for it. I have the large box with pastel insert, tripod, and supply box. Together they make a perfect traveling studio. I also have to say I love Madison Art - great service, great prices, fast shipping... I now go here first whenever I need equipment.
    Comment:
    By: ARTitude from Washougal on 06/12/2011
    Just used my new Sienna Pochade
    Comment:
    By: Tom Quinn from Coeur d' Alene, ID on 05/07/2011
    I recently recieved the pochade box along with the supply
    box. Over all I feel it was a good value. There were some
    minor superfical issues that I noticed (I'm a real nit picker). There were several screws that were over tighten on the suppy box latches. I can deal with that. There was
    also,some tear out around the brush holes on the supply box. This is more of a cosmetic issue. My first experience using the pochade and supply box was very good. Much better than I expected. It is light, sturdy, and easy to use. This equipment is well thought out and the best I have used for plein air painting to date.
    Comment:
    By: Hilda from Vicksburg, Mississippi on 04/27/2011
    received the pochade box and supply box in perfect condition. both pieces are beautiful and will be a pleasure to use. I have ordered from your company twice and been very satisfied with the service. the UPS service was excellent and fun to watch on the computer and see as the package moved across the country to my front door in such a timely manner. thanks
    Comment:
    By: Diane from Maryland on 04/11/2011
    This is my first pochade box. After checking out the reviews, the prices, the sturdiness etc. I love it. It is very light weight and easy to set up. I also have a tripod and it work like charm. Thank you! I will be purchasing more items.
    Comment:
    By: Dan from Corvallis, OR on 04/10/2011
    I recently purchased the larger pochade box and supply box. I received them promptly and they were thoughtfully packaged. Both are compact, beautifully constructed and finished, compatible with my tripod, and fit nicely into my backpack. The pochade box is a far cry from my traditional French-style easel and, believe me, I am looking forward to an unfettered painting experience. The supply box fits 12 37ml paint tubes and several paint brushes or similar combinations thereof. Madison's pricing for these two items is unbeatable and ridiculously low when compared competitor's brands. I definitely recommend this product.
    Comment:
    By: Sandy from Mesa, Arizona on 03/21/2011
    Bought Pochade M Supply Box -- Madison's price was lowest anywhere on the internet. Received so quickly I got whiplash! Beautiful craftmanship and clever functionality in a small, lightweight, easy-to-set-up package. Almost too pretty to get paint all over them, but I can't imagine ever wanting to use another pochade setup at any price.
    Comment:
    By: Helen from Hawaii on 03/17/2011
    I am delightfully surprised with this pochade box! I bought the small size but it still can support my large hardboard for pastel work, is sturdy enough to hold my pastel box, small enough to fit in a carry-on and beautifully made.I originally bought it for oil plein air, but it works well for both mediums, also works well as a table easel for small work. I bought the Sienna tripod also, and it is a great piece of equipment,sturdy and easy to set-up!
    Comment:
    By: Bob B from Manchester, MD on 03/09/2011
    Great product. Great price. Just right size for loading in a backpack and still have room for other necessities. Fits the camera tripod I already own. I'm a happy camper!
    Comment:
    By: Doris from Poway, CA on 02/12/2011
    This is a great lightweight set up, along with the backpack, pastel palette and a few supplies, made for a great morning of painting. No more sore shoulders from lugging even a half french easel and pastel box. I have a light weight tripod and it all worked out quite well, pack the night before and head out in the morning!
    Comment:
    By: Joan from Sarasota, Florida on 11/26/2010
    Very well made pochade box, light and useful. I have owned it for a while and enjoyed it on the go. Just bought the supply box.
    Comment:
    By: Jane from Sarasota, FL on 11/16/2010
    Very pleased with both the pochade box and supply box...arrived when scheduled packed beautifully. Both well made and a delight to use.
    Comment:
    By: David from Central, Ohio on 08/13/2010
    I ordered the large pochade box on a Sunday and received it on Friday of the same week. It was well packaged, arrived in excellent condition, and on time as UPS predicted. It is well made and exactly what I expected. The light weight, ease of adjustment, and flexability for use with oils, acrylics, pastels, and watercolor satisfies my needs for plein air painting.
    Comment:
    By: Michael from Southern , IL on 08/04/2010
    Great for on the go. more compact than a french easel. way cheaper than a soltek. i use a tripod for my large DSLR camera. so this was a great addition for when i head out in the world. i bought the supply box also. that attaches to the legs which adds more usable space. great system for the money. i hope to see you out there. you will see me with my Sienna. happy plein air painting.

    The Sienna Pochade Box is available in two sizes:
    •The M box has a palette area of 9” x 10” and a maximum canvas height of 15”
    •The L box has a palette area of 10” x 12” and a maximum canvas height of 17”
    The pochade box has a standard Ό” thread hole mounting plate which fits standard camera tripod. You would need a tripod which is rated to hold at least 12 pounds.
    Optional Sienna Plein Air Tripod
    • The Sienna plein air tripod is an exceptional piece of equipment. Sienna located one of the best tripod manufacturers in the world to find the perfect tripod for plein-air use.
    • The tripod support for your pochade box is the most important piece in a good painting system. It has to be strong, lightweight, rugged, and rated to support a decent amount of weight, the Sienna tripod excels in all these categories.
    Optional Sienna Plein Air Supply Box is designed to work in conjunction with the sienna pochade box and tripod.
    • The cover unfolds into an accessory shelf to hold a solvent can, brush holes for wet brushes and various other supplies.
    • The supply box also includes a paper towel holder.
    Optional Sienna Plein Air Backpack
    • The final touch to your plein air setup.
    • Designed to carry an entire pochade box setup, including a tripod.
    Optional Pastel Box Insert (2 sizes):
    • The Medium (M) pastel box has two storage compartments that each measure 4 Ό” x 6 Ύ”
    • The Large (L) pastel box has two storage compartments that measure each 5 Ό” x 7 Ύ”
    Optional: Water color palette (2 sizes):
    • The Medium (M) watercolor palette has two mixing areas that measure 3” x 6 Ύ”, eight 1” x 1” wells and two 1” x 2” wells
    • The Large (L) watercolor palette has two mixing areas that measure 3 7/8” x 7 Ύ” and twelve 1” x 1” wells