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Project by WoodJediNTraining posted 02-01-2012 04:29 AM 2797 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 box was finished with 3 coats of Tung Oil Finish followed by 2 coats of Paste Wax. Buffed to a semi or satin finish. for a full instructional on building this box, please see my videos in my How to build a Desktop Easel blog

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com





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MichaelAgate

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 04:31 AM

Loved watching the build! great project, great design!! Great work Laney!!

-- Michael and Matthew

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 04:32 AM

Wow this is nice, lots of bells and whistles .Very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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WoodJediNTraining

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 04:41 AM

Thank you Mike. I am glad you enjoyed watching the build!!! And Jim, I truly appreciate your comments. I posted a few videos of how to build this project in my blog gallery.. Thank you both very much!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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Woodwrecker

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 04:43 AM

That is super nice.
The detail is great, right down to the shaped pigment tube holders!
The choice of materials was cool too.

-- Having fun...Eric

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WoodJediNTraining

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 05:03 AM

Thank you Woodwrecker, I appreciate that!!!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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sras

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 08:08 AM

The design is really great! Very efficient and full of features.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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WoodJediNTraining

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#7 posted 02-01-2012 08:42 AM

Thank you Sras I appreciate that. In my blog gallery, I talk a little more about this easel and there are two videos showing how to build one. the videos are full of information and measurements. so that anyone can build one for the artist in their life…. I really appreciate your comment!!... :O)

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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Jimthecarver

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#8 posted 02-01-2012 01:16 PM

Thank you, this is perfect!
I know a special someone that would love that.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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mafe

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#9 posted 02-01-2012 02:04 PM

I love it, really nice work.
Someone will enjoy painting even more now.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 02-01-2012 05:50 PM

Excellent, thanks for posting.

-- JJ

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#11 posted 02-01-2012 06:58 PM

Laney—I’ve been enjoying watching you build your projects on YouTube. Very informative and entertaining. Well done! I look forward to your future endeavors.

-- Josh, Virginia , http://crossgrain.wordpress.com

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Ken90712

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#12 posted 02-01-2012 07:11 PM

Great work and its storage is amazing. Lots of stuff in there and very organized well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodJediNTraining

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#13 posted 02-01-2012 07:36 PM

Thank you All very much. Mads its a great project for any artist. In my how to video, I provide lots of detail for anyone who may want to make one for the artist in their life.

JJ you are welcome! I am happy you like it.

Josh, I appreciate that! Its nice to hear you have been following along. The next project is a wall hung nic nac cabinet. Sure to be a nice project for anyone who may want to give it a try. Stay tuned! :O) and thank you for following along!

Ken this easel is packed out..lol.. The bottom tray alone holds 44 different colors of paint :O) Before building this, (it was a gift for my mother for Christmas) her paints were spread out , now everything is tucked away and yes very organized. Thank you for the kind words..

To you all, I greatly appreciate the comments. :O) totally makes what I do a pleasant experience!... You can see more on this easel in my blog gallery along with two complete how to videos.

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi, http://www.asimpledesignofocala.com

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mafe

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#14 posted 02-01-2012 08:26 PM

;-)

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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