Folding easel for grandchild

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Project by Sawdust posted 12-12-2012 10:25 PM 851 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my grandson. Made of cherry with a polyurethane finish. Piano hinge at the top, with one side for paints, and the other side a chalk board. Used chalkboard paint on plywood for the chalkboard, and painted 3/4 plywood for the painting side. Wood brackets and a 3/4” dowel at the top holds a roll of paper. A flat aluminum bar at the bottom holds the paper in place. A tray with beveled edges on each side holds chalk and painting supplies. A chain attached to eye screws holds the legs.

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#1 posted 12-13-2012 12:33 AM

Wow, that is really nice…great work!

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 12-13-2012 12:53 AM

Nice project !
I’d like to make one of these for my grandson.
I hope it turns out close to as nice as yours did.

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#3 posted 12-13-2012 12:34 PM

There will be many works of art from this fine piece.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 12-14-2012 05:20 PM

Nice! Where did you get the paper rolls? Why not a dry erase board instead of chalkboard?
I started one similar for my grandson but my old TS wasn’t decent for making needed cuts. May have to deviate and do one like yours. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 12-14-2012 06:04 PM

Got the paper roll at Hobby Lobby. Had to trim it a bit to make it fit.

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