LumberJocks

A gift for my wife

  • Advertise with us
Project by Billp posted 02-19-2013 01:40 PM 2613 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





12 comments so far

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2437 posts in 2277 days


#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

View prattman's profile

prattman

440 posts in 802 days


#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.

View Stephen Mines's profile

Stephen Mines

224 posts in 1375 days


#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 (Saltmines@aol.com)

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4754 posts in 977 days


#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

View shipwright's profile

shipwright

5070 posts in 1483 days


#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 fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

View Tobes's profile

Tobes

25 posts in 814 days


#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

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1598 days


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

Wonderful Work!! WOW!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View nitewalker41's profile

nitewalker41

383 posts in 1377 days


#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"

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

15959 posts in 1551 days


#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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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

View OregonWoodRat's profile

OregonWoodRat

115 posts in 972 days


#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.

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7087 posts in 1988 days


#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 ...[''''']

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6663 posts in 2664 days


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

Great job my friend!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase