Homemade Table top Easel


My dad made me this table top easel, cool right! I found one like it on Google, the best place on earth to learn ANYTHING! and sent off a pic to him and poof, it’s here. It’s getting lots of use too.


It has a ledge on both sides, the top one is to keep paper, pencils, etc. from slipping off and the bottom one is to stop the easel from moving. Fancy, fancy! The ledges also make it easy to carry when collapsed, it’s heavy though so I don’t carry it much.


This is the back view, aren’t those hinges so pretty?! It has 3 different notches for the perfect height. I usually use the notch shown but if I’m standing I use the others.

So, what do you think about my portable table top easel?

Want one for yourself? I bet I could talk MY Dad, the Marine, into making a tutorial or something, he’s cool like that.

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  1. I love this. My brother enjoys carpentry and maybe he could make me one.

  2. I want one! You want to know if a tutorial would be well received? Yes, please!!

  3. I love it! What a great Dad! I’m going to have to get my hubby to make me one! lol I’m going to Google it right now :).
    Stay inspired!

    • Awesome! Let me know if you can’t find it in Google because I’m trying to put together a little tutorial. :)

      • Kathleen says:

        Ladies, you can make these yourselves. Honestly, you don’t have to be a guy to work with wood, a drill and some screws. I lost my dad when I was 10, and my very handy husband, is now my very not-here-anymore ex-husband. I have two awesome brothers who live 2 hours away. I’ve been forced to learn to figure out how to do things on my own (fixing my dryer, fixing the plumbing under my sink, and was just researching how to build a tabletop easel, which I will make on my own.) Completing these projects myself has been a necessity, but I have newfound confidence and resolve. I can’t do everything…but there’s a lot I CAN do. Be empowered! :) Kathleen

  4. I’ve been looking for different ideas for a table top easel for my girlfriend. Space is limiting, and the simplicity and complete functionality of this has me off the hardware store.

    I think I can bet this built before she gets home from work today!

    Tell your Dad this is fantastic!


  5. Bonjour !

    I was browsing the web for a cheap table top easel and found your site. Wow this is cool and so cheap to do.

    Thanks for sharing !


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