A gift for my wife

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Project by Billp posted 02-19-2013 01:40 PM 4444 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is getting into painting so I decided to make her an easel. If you are an easel co. I have no intention of producing these and only made for my wifes use and won’t instruct anyone else how I did it. Made from Red Oak and has a winch that can lift over 300 lbs. the Easel can hold canvas up to 13’ tall by 13’ or 14’ wide. Three coats of Waterlox finish. I designed the paint tray to be held in with rare earth magnets.

-- Billp

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 01:48 PM

Hi Bill,

Holly Molly, Now that’s an easel, Your wife is a lucky Lady. It looks like a very interesting build, Great Job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 01:50 PM

Super job on this, looks fantastic and should last a lifetime

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Stephen Mines

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 01:58 PM

That’s a wonderful construction Bill!, looks like a feat of engineering, my compliments to you! And thanks for the glimpse(s) of Birch Tree (?) scenes in progress. Best to you, Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 02:36 PM

Now, that’s an art/painting easel! Very nicely designed and built. However, I have just one question: how’s your wall space for all those 13’ x 14’ masterpieces coming your way?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 03:13 PM

OK Bill, I’m impressed.
Your wife has her work cut out for her now.
Does it come with a matching step ladder?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 04:03 PM

This is one of those projects where you can really save yourself some $$$ building it yourself. These easels retail in the $900.00 – 1200.00 range as I’m sure you already know. I built a similar easel last year for my mom. Your wife should never need another easel unless she’s painting “plein air”. Nice job!

-- Tobes, AZ

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 04:11 PM

Wonderful Work!! WOW!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 04:31 PM

Nicely done, your wife should get many hours of enjoyment from your gift

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 04:32 PM

I’ve never seen an easel that big. What sort of paintings does your wife paint? That’s a nice piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#10 posted 02-19-2013 05:00 PM

WOW that is a big easel. I love the design. Looks great.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 09:41 PM

what a beautiful gift for your wife, it would be really nice if we could see one of her painting down the road, you sure did a first class job here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 10:34 PM

Great job my friend!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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