Here is my easel Tom and I made. One day I was looking at them and saw just how expensive they were, but looked so cheaply made that when Tom got home I said lets make this LOL he told me there was no way we could do it and I told him, yes there is. I made all the measurements and designed it and Tom cut the wood and I showed him how I wanted it put together. It took us about 7 hours, most of that was figuring out how I wanted each piece and how to do them so the easel moved and I could lay it down or stand it up. It turned out pretty awesome and I love it. Use it just about every day when Im painting.