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Project by drewpy posted 12-03-2017 03:03 PM 467 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbors needed an easel for a party at the clubhouse today. I grabbed what I could scrounge up and came up with this. It is just pine.

I added removable dowels so that they can have multiple options for display height/area, a magnet I found to hold the leg closed when moving/storing, and just a simple string to hold the leg when extended. I also put non-slip pads on the feet. $0 spent. I’m not sure if we will do anything for a finish after the party today.

It was a quick and dirty build but they are all set for their christmas tree decorating social at the clubhouse.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".





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pottz

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#1 posted 12-03-2017 06:16 PM

hey for the price it cant be beat,and will do the job.drew to the rescue!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 12-03-2017 07:36 PM

I love FREE, Larry.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 12-03-2017 07:37 PM

Drew there are many ways to make an easel. Looks solid and functional and they will be pleased.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-03-2017 07:54 PM

Thanks Doc. When I googled it I was amazed at different designs. This will basically hold poster board displays. I am glad I made it last night instead of watching “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”. They were here to pick it up at 9:00 AM.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#5 posted 12-03-2017 08:45 PM

Nice one Drew!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 12-03-2017 08:52 PM

lol!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 12-03-2017 09:37 PM

Amazing what we can do in a pinch. Looks good ! Well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#8 posted 12-03-2017 09:57 PM

Neat—quick—functional; very handy to have around a “club house”.

I like using what is laying there!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#9 posted 12-04-2017 01:05 AM

Thanks everyone!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#10 posted 12-04-2017 08:49 AM

That’s very nice easel with lot of useful and practical additions. It’s very similar in it’s simplicity to one I make also, posted on 22JUL2010, on one of my first posts and most viewed post. Great work.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 12-04-2017 02:37 PM

This is a very nice easel.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 12-04-2017 06:03 PM

Thanks Charles and Ivan.

I like the finish on yours Ivan. I think they are leaving this one up until the end of December. I will have a chance to put a finish on it then. I’ll probably just use shellac since it’s pine.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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