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Old 06-12-2018, 12:05 PM
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Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

I have been looking for a better easel and workspace for awhile now and stumbled across this one online. Having very little experience with this stuff I was hoping some of you experienced folks could chime in on things that you might change with the setup or anything to be concerned about with it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:57 PM
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It looks great to me. It extends down and up......looks mucho expensive.
I wonder though, if you could stand at it?
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:06 PM
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I have a good buddy that is a great wood worker and has all the tools so he’s gonna build it for me. I don’t line standing which is why I was so drawn to it
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:14 PM
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Cool: I wouldn't need the drawers which are the woodworker's challenge.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:23 PM
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

I contemplated not doing the drawers but I like the idea of having the drawers to store paint and what not to keep the clutter down.
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

Theres a bit of a design flaw. As its for seating only how are you going to get your legs under the table? The board is in the way. If your dont sit with your leg under then you'll be too far away from the canvas.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:05 PM
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Theres a bit of a design flaw. As its for seating only how are you going to get your legs under the table? The board is in the way. If your dont sit with your leg under then you'll be too far away from the canvas.

Ya I thought that too, I don’t plan adding the bottom support or the top support. I don’t foresee myself painting on anything that big that I would
Need those additional pieces.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:43 PM
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

wow, that's a nice desk


I don't paint while sitting, but it's super nice regardless, for drawing too.
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It seems to be designed for a right-hander. Those who are lefties would do best to avoid it. I surely would.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:03 PM
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It seems to be designed for a right-hander. Those who are lefties would do best to avoid it. I surely would.


Way ahead of you there bill. I told my buddy that is going to build it to flip it around for a lefty 😁😁😁
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

The easel isn't vertical. My concern would be glare and dust. Tilted easels are ok if you can stand up higher than them. But it looks like you would be seated. I would make it vertical. Maybe even tilted forward a few degrees. I don't know about you but I can't stand staring at glare.

Also dust and stuff is more prone to falling on your painting.

Also nitpickn but it looks really shinny. All that shiny stuff. Glass and glossy wood will cast a shine into your painting throwing colors and glare.
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

I really think this tilts back and forth and can go vertical. Maybe even towards the painter for pastels.
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Old 06-14-2018, 10:37 AM
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

Thanks Ellis that is a good observation and when we build it I will make sure we build it so that it does go as vertical as possible
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

Thats gorgeous, how will you stand to get paint on it?
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Re: Needs some opinions on this desk/easel

It looks gorgeous, but you could probably save a great deal of money by purchasing or adapting a nice looking desk and a well-designed table easel. I also seem to remember there was some sort of easel contraption that clamped to a desk.

But if your studio is in your living area, as mine is, then the extra expense to keep the area looking presentable might be well worth it.

Is that a glass palette in the desk? I don't see how one would be able to access the drawer's contents while the palette was in use, but with some tweaking, it could work and might be quite handy if located in just the right spot.

Although they're mostly used for plein air painting outside, you might consider looking through the websites of the companies that build pochade boxes for other ideas. Companies such as Guerilla Painter have been building pochades for years and have come up wth some very clever design approaches and accessories that might be nice to use for your set up, and/or might spark new ideas for it.

Lucky you to have a friend to build you what you need...
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