Friday, November 4, 2016

How to Assemble a Used Painting Easel - Part 1 of 3 - H-Frame Wood Art Easel Introduction

This is a used Used Light-Duty H-Frame Wood Art Easel
Fig.1 Art Easel
By Gary Boutin

Tools and Supplies:

This Light-Duty H-Frame Beechwood Art Easel was purchased at a garage sale. It was not assembled and it might have some missing hardware. This easel can be purchased for List $267.30 at Dickblick Art Store®. This easel is equipped with an adjustable-height mast that adjust to 71 inches high. The mast tilts back to any angle that suits canvases up to 48 inches. The canvas tray has built-in storage that holds supplies within easy reach. This easel can easily fold for storage and weighs 20 lbs.
    Part 1 of 3 shows the introduction of the Light-Duty H-Frame Wood Art Easel. Part 2 shows how to assemble and part 3 shows how the easel was sanded and sealed. 

    Step 1: Fig.1 shows the painting easel complete but not assembled. Fig.2 shows shows the painting easel base. Fig.3 shows the top of the painting easel. The black wood tip on the easel mast had mildew damage.
    This is a Used Light-Duty H-Frame Wood Art Easel
    Fig.2 Wood painting
    Easel base

    This part is the mast assembly damaged by water
    Fig.3 Water 
    Top of easel
    Step 2: Fig.4 shows the canvas tray is damaged and needs to be repaired. A trim board has been crushed and needs replacing.
    The canvas base assembly needs repairing.
    Fig.4 Canvas base
    Step 3: Fig.5 through fig.7 shows the wood mast has some topical scratches.

    The wood mast has topical scratches and needs repairing
    Fig.5 Damaged wood
    The wood mast has many scratches areas
    Fig.6 Mast wood scratches
    This part of the wood mast is not as damaged as other parts
    Fig.7 Mast
    Damaged wood
    Step 4: Fig.8 and fig.9 shows the same damaged wood including the base has splintered wood in the hinge plate base. The next step part 2 shows how to assemble the used easel.
    This wood base has splintered areas by the hinge plate
    Fig.8 Wood Base scratches
    The Hinge plate has missing brass screws
    Fig.9 Wood Splintered
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