How to build a simple leaning art easel for kids
2 – 1x2 boards, 8 feet long 1 – 1x3 board, 2 feet long Wood Glue 1-1/4” Brad Nails Nailer Wood Cutting Saw Paint
2 – 1x2 @ 54” long, both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, parallel to each other (note in video this piece is 48" but I lengthened to get tray height of 18" in this plan) 1 – 1x2 @ 4” long, longest point measurement, both ends cut at 15 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel 1 – 1x2 @ 24” 1 – 1x3 @ 24”
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.