Building a Desk Easel

I've been drawing a lot more lately, so I decided to make a desk easel. It's essentially just a box that can stay open to support paper, a canvas, or a sketchbook. I had a single board of granadillo, which presented some challenges and had me gluing together scraps near the end. When I saw how beautiful the granadillo was, I didn't want to substitute in another species.

It seems my camera is particularly sensitive to reflected light, so a few cuts are over exposed for part of the video. I also managed to forget to turn on my mic for a few of the shots. Sorry about that!

0:53 - Slow Times Over Here by Midnight North
5:43 - Intractable by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
10:08 - Family Montage by Biz Baz Studio
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