I have finished the giant easel. I saw a photograph (below) of an antique studio easel against which the text told me it was 36 inches (90 cms) wide, 30 inches deep (76 cms) and 90 inches (230 cms) high.
I drew up my design, having read the advice to, buy (build) big as later I would wish I had done so.
here is my basic design and cutting list which led to me buying pine to suit my list.
I then built the easel. It seemed much higher than planned, but luckily when I built the studio, I built it quite high, as you can see.
I didn't varnish it as I wanted it to match my Drawing Board. Here are a few views of the scene of forthcoming crimes against art!
I'm ready to start painting...
.........................first I have to visit (old) Hampshire to the Old Mill which incorporates a lot of the original hull of the USN frigate, USS Chesapeake, which was one of the first of six ships (all frigates) that began the US Navy.