Wall Mounted Easel
In the process of fitting out my newly built studio and trying to determine what was going to be the best use of the available space, I felt that my A frame easel was actually taking up more space than its fair share.
Due to its design, it needed a reasonable amount of space behind it for the supporting leg and the there was a limit to how high I could position the central mast as it would hit the ceiling which is raked (and therefore lowest where it meets the wall).
Looking around for alternatives, I came across a great design for a space saving wall easel by Paper Bird Studio and Design and I decided to make my own version based on this design.
The whole construction is built from Tasmanian Oak and finished off with a couple of coats of Danish Oil.
I built 3 separate masts that can be positioned anywhere along the 2 wall mounted support rails. I also built an adjustable bracket to mount a VESA bracket for a monitor and an adjustable shelf to stow all the accompanying cables, media players, remotes etc.
With the multiple masts available, its possible to have either a number of paintings on the go, or they can be used to support a very wide canvas spanning across a couple masts if the need arose.
Pretty happy how this turned out and has opened up the room fantastically.
Very low cost and efficient solution to my space problem.