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Project by rstephenson posted 1507 days ago 906 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to make an easel for my son’s birthday and I was ready to rock and roll!

This is a simple ‘activity easel’ for my son. I didn’t have plans, but did look around for ideas. My wife had some special requests, but it was pretty much scratch pad design stuff for the rest of it.

All pine except for 1/4” MDF backer for the activity areas and trays. I went mostly with pockethole joints (my 1st time… talk about a confidence booster… I like ‘em!) I thought about box joints and glue for the trays, but I really started liking the screw look… so I stuck with it. I also planned on a border, but I didn’t think I could churn something out quick enough (I was given a 3 weeks request… and started on the 10th day or so… oops!)... so I’ll just tell people I don’t like borders… it’s a statement on art in general – no boundaries in creativity! (or something like that heh). I also used danish oil (natural) on the pine.

The unit is semi-moveable (it’s pretty heavy with all of the MDF), but it won’t move often. The trays catch all of the dust. There’s a chalk board on one side, a dry-erase board and steel sheet (magnet activity area) on the other.

We hope to use this for his homework / schooling in the future, too. It’s pretty dog gone sturdy.

Thanks for viewing and Happy Birthday Luke!

-- Howdy!





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1507 days ago

Looks super. Luke can read at two wow. :-))

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#2 posted 1507 days ago

What a cool idea and build. My girls would love something like this.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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John Gray

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#3 posted 1507 days ago

Excellent!!! I may just have to make one for one of the grandkids.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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RexMcKinnon

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#4 posted 1506 days ago

Very nice, I think I see one of these in my future.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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rstephenson

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#5 posted 1506 days ago

Thank you for the comments and checking it out guys!

oh and a1Jim, he can recognize/read the letters in the words just fine… just not together. He’ll get there :)

-- Howdy!

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