This is a wonderful palette box for the landscape painter. It rests on the braces of a "Take it Easel" easel, and is the perfect place to mix your paints. The palette board is held captive within the box, and when the box is opened it is removable to acess the storage compartments underneath. There is a small 3" square section on the right hand side of the palette for the thinner for the oil paint. This box is built for a righty, but it can easily be reversed for a southpaw. The box is made of Elm, and maple plywood, finished in spar varnish so it will hold up in any weather. The box is light in weight, and is armored with brass corner protectors, to keep the corners from getting beat up. It will serve you well for many years!