As an artist and woodworker, I have always wanted to design and build my own easel. This mahogany easel is finished with a water based dye, tung oil and 3 coats of shellac. It is done with Greene and Greene details including cloud lifts, ebony plugs, and through tenons. All moving parts of the easel slide on linear bushings made from black UHMW Polyethelene which allow for low friction gliding. The turned handles are purple heart.
Front view. The pulleys are brass. The turned knobs are purpleheart. The center frame moves up or down on UHMW polyeythelene guides.
Rear view showing counter weights.