Sunday, September 4, 2016

Large painting easel DIY

I started painting big on my canvases recently. 6 foot by 6 foot and up! The price of a new Santa Fe 2 easel is cost prohibitive at 900 to 1500 dollars new. A drywall hoist will set you back about 200 dollars, and a little rigging with some junk lumber makes for an adjustable easel for those heavy large paintings.


  1. Seems like a brilliant idea! I'm curious how it's been working out – good?

    1. It can be a bit wobbly. I have since bought bigger easels, but it worked very well for me in the interim, and it is super cheap relative to the cost of the one I replaced it with!