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    Anyone got plans for home made easels?? ( think ghetto easel )

    Hey, i want a really simple easel, but i have no money.

    Ive seen plans on sites like this, but thats far too sensible for me (actually, it takes time and tools).

    Does anyone have a fool proof plan for either a tabletop or floor standing easel made with really basic tools? - Im thinking wood and a hammer.

    P.S. Please dont call me cheap.


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    No one has any tips/plans??

    Do you guys just buy everything from shops?

    Even a tabletop easel is £20 here ($40).

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    I'd say just look at the easels you see in art supply stores and see what kinds of ideas you can come up with. It's basically just a tripod (front 2 legs are fastened together; rear leg is hinged). Then you add a middle beam to the front which you can either secure in place, or make adjustable. You do this by cutting a channel through the middle beam, and securing in place with a thumbscrew. I have zero carpentry experience, so that's really all I can say.

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    If you want to be really cheap and "ghetto" your easle can be anything. A floor, a wall, etc. When I work big, somtimes I just put two nails into the wall to hold the canvas. You don't need no steenk'n easle!
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    2 8' 1x4
    1 6' 1x4
    1 1' 1x4
    1 2' 1x4
    1 hinge smaller then 3.5"
    bunch of nails

    nail the 2 8' boards and the 2' and 3' boards together with the 1' on top and the 2' below it a fair distance. The 2 8' on the sides at about a 70-80 degree angle. you will have a nice frome resembling a werid A. then hinge the 6' board on onto the 1' board on the back to creat a tri leg creation. put 2 long nails in the 8' boards, make sure they are lvl, and you will have a place to rest your drawing board/canvas.

    done

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    I'm working on a painting right now for which my easel is a wooden chest with a sewing machine set on top of it. I'm with otis: use whatever's available.

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    For something really simple and cheap.....

    buy a masonite board, and tape your work to it. That way you can work on it wherever you go...on tabletop or your lap.

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