|Project by GaPeachWoodworker||posted 07-15-2015 03:09 PM||1608 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I love making pallet wall hangings and needed a way to secure the projects while I trace my images. So my very talented husband designed this wall-mounted easel. We built in an evening.
We used pine 2×4s and 1×2s. I want to be able to work on small and large projects so both the top and bottom braces move along aluminum T-slots.
The first picture shows a pallet board loaded into the easel.
The second picture shows the empty easel. It is mounted into studs and measures 48” H x 42” W x 5-1/2” D (wall to wingnut)
The third picture shows the side view of the board on the easel.
The fourth picture shows the aluminum t-slot detail. We made these T-slots ourselves by cutting 3/4” x 48” square aluminum bars we found at Home Depot. We used 1/4” carriage bolts to secure the braces. We’ll replace the wingnuts with proper knobs we found online because the store didn’t have any we liked.
The final picture shows the easel in action. I use Corel Draw to design my verbiage or images and use a projector to trace the image onto the pallet wood. The image is upside down because the pallet board is upside down in the easel.
I think it’s pretty dang cool!
Thanks for visiting.
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