Oak Desk Top Easels

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Project by gsimon posted 416 days ago 837 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son had an old desk top easel he needed repaired and after fixing it i thought i would copy the design and build a few with the scrap oak cut offs i had in a bin.
The foot print is 10.75” wide x 12.5” deep and it’s 27” high
All elements are adjustable and it’s the first time I have tried mortise and tenon joints
The original mass produced easel had odd size #10×32 brass carriage bolts so after searching for awhile I settled on #10×24 zinc and stainless steel hardware.
After a fine grit sanding i applied a natural Danish Oil Finish

One is going to a co-worker who gave me the old maple table top for my wife’s studio (last project) and the other three are going to a hospital program where my wife and son volunteer to teach art lessons.


-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 416 days ago

nice project,
well done!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#2 posted 415 days ago

Very nice easel….good job…:)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 415 days ago

Nice job! Congratulations. Thanks for post!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#4 posted 415 days ago

Great looking easel and a great donation to the hospital art program.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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