A gift for my wife

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Project by Billp posted 02-19-2013 01:40 PM 5220 views 6 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is getting into painting so I decided to make her an easel. If you are an easel co. I have no intention of producing these and only made for my wifes use and won’t instruct anyone else how I did it. Made from Red Oak and has a winch that can lift over 300 lbs. the Easel can hold canvas up to 13’ tall by 13’ or 14’ wide. Three coats of Waterlox finish. I designed the paint tray to be held in with rare earth magnets.

-- Billp

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Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 01:48 PM

Hi Bill,

Holly Molly, Now that’s an easel, Your wife is a lucky Lady. It looks like a very interesting build, Great Job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 01:50 PM

Super job on this, looks fantastic and should last a lifetime

-- Everyone calls me Ed or Eddie , mom still calls me Edward if she is mad at me.

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Stephen Mines

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 01:58 PM

That’s a wonderful construction Bill!, looks like a feat of engineering, my compliments to you! And thanks for the glimpse(s) of Birch Tree (?) scenes in progress. Best to you, Stephen

-- Stephen Mines ([email protected])

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 02:36 PM

Now, that’s an art/painting easel! Very nicely designed and built. However, I have just one question: how’s your wall space for all those 13’ x 14’ masterpieces coming your way?

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 03:13 PM

OK Bill, I’m impressed.
Your wife has her work cut out for her now.
Does it come with a matching step ladder?

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

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 04:03 PM

This is one of those projects where you can really save yourself some $$$ building it yourself. These easels retail in the $900.00 – 1200.00 range as I’m sure you already know. I built a similar easel last year for my mom. Your wife should never need another easel unless she’s painting “plein air”. Nice job!

-- Tobes, AZ

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 04:11 PM

Wonderful Work!! WOW!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 04:31 PM

Nicely done, your wife should get many hours of enjoyment from your gift

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 04:32 PM

I’ve never seen an easel that big. What sort of paintings does your wife paint? That’s a nice piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 05:00 PM

WOW that is a big easel. I love the design. Looks great.

-- Peter, A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 09:41 PM

what a beautiful gift for your wife, it would be really nice if we could see one of her painting down the road, you sure did a first class job here…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 10:34 PM

Great job my friend!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 04-22-2018 02:23 AM

Thx for sharing

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 04-22-2018 09:14 PM

That is AWESOME!!

I’d say that you have covered all of the Bases... from a casual painting for the living room, den, family room, bed room, etc. etc. to Commercial buildings, Inside and OUT!... Commercial Signs! All paintings could be handled beautifully using that magnificent easel!

Great / COOL job!

If your wife ever loses interest in painting, I’m sure you could make a deal with the Art World of easel makers, sellers, etc. etc. and get TOP $$$.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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