Desktop Art Easel

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Project by DougN posted 03-13-2013 03:36 AM 2074 views 11 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is really getting good at painting and she asked me to build her two easels. One that is free standing and one that is a desktop model. So far I have only finished the desktop one. I saw one like this for sale on the Internet and I set out to see if I could make it. Made out of scrap poplar that I had in the shop. She really liked the finished product so now I am expecting a masterpiece from her painting!!!!!

-- Doug - Montgomery, Tx

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 12:02 PM

Very nice! It’s amazed me how much they get for easels at an art store. I made a table top version as well, though not quite as well appointed as yours. I then went to a floor standing one that allowed the canvas to tilt toward me or away from me, giving me about the same reach across any position of a fair large canvas. Just found it more comfortable. For me, staying comfortable allows me to work longer and a better painting results.

-- "72.6 per cent of all statistics are made up on the spot." - Steven Wright

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#2 posted 03-13-2013 12:41 PM

great looking easel.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 03-13-2013 02:37 PM

Graeat Project. What keeps it from pivoting back.

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#4 posted 03-13-2013 02:45 PM

Nice piece and very practical.

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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#5 posted 03-15-2013 02:06 PM

Looks good and well made easel. Very lucky wife!

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