Complete novice woodworking plans for building a fully-functional studio easel for less than $100 in materials using tools you will find in your basement or your friends garage. This easel is suitable for securing huge canvases and extendable to any size.
An easel is a freestanding, three-legged frame structure, usually made of wood, which is used by an artist to hold a canvas upright while it is being worked on, or to exhibit the piece of artwork. This easel is big, solid and bulky. It stands 6 ft 8 inches high.
This easel design offers both a blackboard and a whiteboard, and you can add a roll of paper for three different artistic opportunities. The tray can hold bins to store craft supplies.
Dave Vincent made this easel for Becky a few years ago. He recently had the opportunity to take some measurements and make up these rough plans. It is simple enough to be completed in a weekend or less.
Applying a finish to a door or flat project lying on a sawhorse can literally be a pain. So to ease the strain on my back and make it less tiring, I built an adjustable easel that holds the workpiece at a comfortable height, as you can see in the photo at this link.