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211 – Artist’s Easel

Added on November 4, 2013

This year’s Woodworkers Fighting Cancer build is an awesome little artist’s easel. This is a simple project that can be easily done in a weekend!

This year, our goal is to raise $10,000 for CancerCare, a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved.

How You Can Help

You can either donate directly or simply make one of these Artist’s Easels. All you have to do is build the easel and send me a photo by December 9th, 2013. I will then donate $5 to CancerCare for each picture I receive (one per person, please). We also have many corporate sponsors who are donating $5 per submission. Submit your project here!

If you’d like more details on Woodworkers Fighting Cancer, our mission, our sponsors, and our history, head to the Woodworkers Fighting Cancer page.

How to Get Started

Download the Plan

Pretty much everything needed for this project can be purchased from your local Home Depot or other big box store.


(4) Legs: 3/4” T x 2” W x 44” L
(4) Rails: 3/4” T x 2” W x 28 1/4” L
(2) Cleats: 1/2” T x 1” W x 28 1/4” L
(2) Tray Sides: 1/2” T x 3” W x 27 5/8” L
(4) Tray Fronts/Backs: 1/2” T x 3” W x 28 13/16” L
(1) Chalk Board Panel: 22”W x 25”L
(1) Dry Erase Panel (Melamine): 22” W x 25” L
(2) Tray Bottoms: 1/4″ T x 4 1/2” W x 28 5/16” L (Plywood)
(1) 3/4″ Dowel Rod – 36” Long


(4) 1/4-20 threaded inserts
(4) 1 1/4” long decorative bolts
(4) #8 1” wood screw
(1) #8 1 1/4” wood screw
(2) 2” strap hinges
(8) #10 SAE washers


– 3/8” rabbeting bit
– 1/4” roundover bit
– 3/4” forstner bit
– Dado stack

A huge heartfelt thank you to all who participate in this year’s charity event!

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