Teacher's Easel

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Project by senomozi posted 09-28-2010 09:12 PM 6487 views 7 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife of a former colleague started a teaching career a month or so ago after staying at home to raise three kids until they were all old enough to go to school. She was in need of a dual purpose easel. One side is a dry-erase whiteboard the other is a flip chart paper pad holder. The design is not mine. I simply copied from a picture she provided. The unit can be disassembled into two parts for easy transportation: A top-hinged A-frame and a marker holder/bookshelf. It stands on swiveling and locking casters, a feature asked for by the teacher. The legs end with a foot that is about 2” square so the casters could be mounted properly. All edges have a 1/16” bevel so little hands or other body parts are not injured during a collision…which will happen I am sure. Made out of solid pine (except for the two panels) and finished with sprayed shellac (SealCoat). The two sides of the A-frame are 70” long x 28 1/2” wide and the angle between them is 26 degrees. The shelf projects about 4” from the face of the A-frame and is located 46” down from the top. The casters add about 2 1/2” in height.

-- Senomozi - Gatineau, Canada

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 09:31 PM

Hey that looks real nice. Very useful and sturdy. Your design or not it come out very impressive.

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 09:55 PM

Great looking. Should be very rugged and useful too!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 09-28-2010 11:22 PM

I made one similiar to this a few years ago for my wife, and then a couple more to other teachers after that. I like how yours can be taken apart. Mine isn’t that easy to transport.

It looks good. I’m sure she will get alot of use out of it.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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