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Project by kiefer posted 11-17-2013 03:53 AM 3430 views 7 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife needed an easel for her canvas paintings and I needed some shop time today ,so this is what I came up with what I had on hand for material .
Some prefinished birch hardwood flooring a door hinge from the hardware box and some chain saved for a long time , a 1/4” carriage bolt and jig knob .
Having no idea how to build an easel I just went by a picture and started cutting pieces ,no plan .
Well this thing was done in a couple of hours and turned out well and sturdy and pretty good looking in the two colour finish I may add .
Just trimmed the tongue and groove of the flooring and left the finish and back as is ,work out real nice .
Screwed at the leg joints and CA glue for the sliding canvas support ,used the back side grooves for the canvas to sit in .
Man I looking good today and the wife is loving it .

-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-17-2013 04:02 AM

Nice job on that easel Kiefer! Looks really nice! I Bet she is very happy to have it!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 06:12 AM

Just threw it together, I know.
Elegant and lovely are the only two styles you have Klaus.
That’s a nifty day’s work.
Well done.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 11:57 AM

Nice build, and gr8 use of material.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 12:48 PM

That is a sweet easel, Kiefer!!!!!!!!!! cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 11-17-2013 02:31 PM

great job. The two tones (from the hardwood floor) look good,

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 11-17-2013 03:38 PM

Once again a very nicely done project. The best kind if it pleases the wife.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 11-17-2013 03:50 PM

My thoughts when I see your work is about the same as Paul’s. Only a talented guy like you could “throw this together”. vision, skill and execution and innovation are the components of that. Nice work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 11-17-2013 06:48 PM

Very Nice my Friend, Great Design, Nice looking Woods, but am I missing something?
Where is the “fixed” portion on the top for the adjustable bottom jaw to clamp the canvas and frame to?

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#9 posted 11-17-2013 07:31 PM

Great job!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 11-17-2013 07:38 PM

Nice Job Keifer,cool easel.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#11 posted 11-17-2013 08:51 PM

I made an easel, too – right after looking at the price of easels from an art supply house. Yikes, they were expensive, even for simple ones. Yours looks better than most of them, and now your wife might just have to keep you around a while longer! :^)

Good job!

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

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#12 posted 11-17-2013 09:21 PM

Thanks all for your comments and taking a look .
Some easels have that feature and it was not an oversight, my wife thought that it would not be necessary but I can always make one that slides up and down ,not fixed .

The wife is pleased and that is what matters .

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 11-17-2013 09:39 PM

Agreed, that is the most important thing!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#14 posted 11-17-2013 11:50 PM

Beautiful job on this and I am sure the wife will love it!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#15 posted 11-18-2013 03:29 AM

Keeping the wife happy is important and I’m sure that easel made her very happy. Nice work.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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