|Project by ncwreckdiver||posted 05-12-2015 06:50 PM||1311 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
A friend recently commissioned me to build him a studio easel. I am not an artist by any means and have never even used an easel let alone built one so I set out to find a decent build-it-yourself plan. I came across Charlie's project on this site and purchased the same plans he had used. His blog gave me some ideas and I added some modifications and features of my own.
My project is made of cherry, a little blondewood ply and finished with dewaxed shellac and poly. I thank Charlie for the inspiration for my weight carriage box as an improvement over the weights dangling from a bungee cord as called for in the plan.
The cherry appears in two different shades since I had some very old cherry that had been sitting in a barn for 30 years and had darkened considerably. I didn’t have enough for the whole project so I supplemented with some younger wood that hadn’t yet darkened.
The project took two weekends and two weeks of evenings in the shop.
-- Jon, Stallings, NC