Make an Easel Out of Scrap Wood Pallets. Great Art Easel for Kids!!

3 Materials
30 Minutes

My Girls love painting, and I needed something to hold up my project whiteboard. The scrap woodpile was getting low, so I tore apart a wooden pallet to make this super easy easel, "easel-ly"

Wooden Easel made from Pallet Wood

Step one is to cut 3 "legs" from the pallet planks. These will form the tripod stand for our easel. I used 72" for the total length. None of the planks I salvaged were 72" so I used scrap wood to join smaller pieces together.

Next, I laid out the boards to get an idea of where the ledge should go and where to cut the top so the legs sit flush.

I added an old door hinge for the 3rd leg, so I can fold the easel up when it is not in use.

After attaching the ledge, and 3rd leg here is the end result. note I did add a piece of chain between the front and back legs to stop it from falling flat. Check the blog post for all the little details.

If you liked this, check out my DIY pallet coat rack project.

Suggested materials:
  • Wood pallets
  • Door hinge   (home depot)
  • Chain   (home depot)
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