|Project by tefinn||posted 12-09-2013 04:32 AM||1395 views||3 times favorited||6 comments|
This is my contribution to Marc Spagnuolo’s (The Wood Whisperer) charity build.
The easel will be for my friends 5 year old grandson for Christmas. She bought half the materials. I supplied the rest and the labor.
It’s a slightly modified version of the plans that were supplied by Wood Magazine.
Made from all solid oak. For the frames I used mortise and tenon joints instead of the half laps. It has dados to slide the chalk/whiteboard panels into instead of the routed rabbet around the frames. I also increased the height to a full four feet. The tray assembly I kept the same, except I added the dowels for extra strength and looks.
For the finish it was stained a light wanut, then three coats of water bourne poly. After the poly cured it was rubbed out with 600 grit and waxed.
All in all a very satisfiying project. A happy 5 year old on Christmas and money raised for charity.
-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.