Faye De Lanty shows how easy it is to build a child’s easel. To start, follow
the material list in the Mitreplan and cut the timber to length, then make a
groove in the four legs with a small router.
Paint the two chalkboards so they’ll be dry when needed, using a spraycan for an
Then join the two leg frames together using screws. Add a ledge to both to hold
the chalk and duster.
These two frames are joined at the top with non-mortise hinges, and a short
length of chain stops the legs spreading too far.
Maybe you know a small person who’d love one of these? They’re easy to make, and
you can pick up everything you need at your local Mitre 10 store.
MITREPLANS for making a child easel are available at all Mitre10 stores across