I love working on these boards. They have just enough tooth. These boards give you more options for frames because they don't have the same depth as stretcher bars. It's easy to wipe out if you need too. And if you need to stack them, they don't take up a lot of space and you don't have to worry about leaning them against something that might misshape the canvas. They don't have the same bounce as a canvas which is np. once you get accustomed to them.