How to build a Desktop Art Easel

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Blog entry by WoodJediNTraining posted 02-01-2012 04:20 AM 11433 reads 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How to build a Desk Top Easel

Recently I built a desk top art easel for my mother for Christmas, She requested one from Santa, but since he is busy making toys for all the boys and girls, the task was up to me.

This Easel is a great gift for the artist in your life. A fun build and a beautiful piece. The easel is made of Walnut and Oak it features two trays which can hold all of your paint supplies, as well as a paint pallet made from birch. The brass hardware and Oak Splines really set this piece off.

This two part video project is lengthy but full of build details and information to assist you in building one of your own..

for more images of this project, and a look inside see my projects gallery

Here is a look at the build.

If you would like a custom Art Easel like this one. You can reach me through email

I would be happy to make one for you!!

If you are a woodworker, these videos are full instructional, which will allow you to make one of your very own. Happy Woodworking

Laney Shaughnessy, craftsman
A Simple Design of Ocala, Inc.
Ocala, Florida

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 04:46 AM

thats really awesome! Thanks for taking the time to show us

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 04:56 AM

You are very welcome! Its a great project to build for someone who enjoys drawing or painting. The videos are a bit lengthy, but full of measurements and details to aid anyone in building one of their own… I truly appreciate the comment!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 03:33 AM

You need wheels for that portable easel. ………looks heavy

Google images of Georgian Bay/Ontario……….sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 03:38 AM

Actually it isnt that heavy, my 67 year old mom carries it around with no problems.. :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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