Making a Studio Easel from Recycled Mahogany. 

So- To get back into easel painting, I decided to revamp my work space by creating a custom easel from an old mahogany ramp. I’ve decided to add to the limited reference available on the webs so that others might have an easeler time researching a build of their own. Any suggestions or comments also welcomed!

wp-image-229268831jpg.jpg

I had to rip the boards through my crap table saw, and being 12 foot mahogany boards it was not fun. I decided to frame it at 7 1/2 feet. That should accommodate any size surface I’d ever need. The raise/lower mechanisms are just blocks with mower adjuster knobs and carriage bolts. They use friction and pressure to hold the shelves In place.

It stands!

wp-image-627027374jpg.jpg

I wanted to add some useful accessories. Palette tray coming soon!

It’s not perfect, but very sturdy!

Published by Lucas Nickerson

Lucas Nickerson is a world recognized Portland-based fine artist. He specializes in whimsical work featuring animals, puns, and portraiture.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: