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The odor ruined this for me...
The odor coming off this thing is intense. I just unwrapped the plastic covering it today and right away the smell hit me. I'm not a normally sensitive person, in this way but sitting down to do a painting has been killer. I do watercolor and feel that if the wood has such a strong odor that the fumes / resin from it will somehow seep into my paper and ruin it. After 5 minutes I couldn't stand it but continued on. I am going to put it in the basement or let it air outdoors-someplace far away and hope that the smell dissipates. Even if the smell does go away, I feel this board needs to be sealed to protect watercolor paper. I am really shocked that no one else has addressed this issue-so I am wondering if I just got an easel that had been wrapped up forever-although I bought it in person, right after they were on sale so I assume it's probably pretty new stock. I would really appreciate anyone else who reviews this and has this problem or any ideas on what to do about it-to please comment. I will check back. If it weren't for the smell, I'd give it 5 stars. It is really nice quality and big-the largest I've found.
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