Painter’s Table Easel

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 01-20-2018 08:53 PM 1212 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know you can buy cheap versions of table easels for a few bucks, but I wanted something sturdier and steadier, and with a little more class. My wife and I both dabble around with painting from time to time, especially when the weather keeps us indoors.

The easel is made from leftover walnut, and a piece of cherry thinly sliced and then laminated back together to make a partially curved adjustment arm. The arm is slotted to allow a full range of adjustment. Hardware items and fasteners are either brass or stainless steel. Finish is rubbed tung oil.

The pictures should explain this pretty well I believe. One picture shows a 16” x 20” canvas on the easel to give an idea of the size. The top ⅓ of the adjustment arm is curved to keep the projecting end from interfering with whatever is on the easel when it is in its lower positions and hinged at the bottom to allow it to swing.

My wife loves the easel and has already put it into use . . .

-- "Never let your dogma be run over by your karma!"

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#1 posted 01-21-2018 02:03 AM

A unique, well thought out, and useful design that looks great too!

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#2 posted 01-21-2018 11:13 AM

Looks like a tough one to me. Nice job.

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#3 posted 01-21-2018 01:36 PM

This is a nice easel and a very practical one. It will serve you well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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