Easel for quilting, textiles or something else?

Discussion in 'Tools' started by SaraR, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. SaraR

    SaraR New Member

    I live in Utah and bought this along with a few chairs. It was $10 and I thought I might be able to repurpose it as a window restoration easel. They weren't sure what it was or the origins. They like thrift store shopping and I wasn't able to tell them anything more either. If anyone knows what this was intended for, or the genus of wood even, I appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.

    3 dials and a stencil reads SLAVS 1031. The center is intended to move up and down. The screws are mixed, some are flat head others are Phillips.
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    Front view - about 30 inches wide and has a dark oval spot at the center bottom rung where a label may have been.


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    The top rung has a metal rod in a grooved notch underneath the wood running parallel.

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    The top hole may have been drilled later and there may be metal rods missing.
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  3. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Whatchamacallit :bag::bag::bag:
  4. Roaring20s

    Roaring20s Well-Known Member

    It's the base of an artist / drafting table.

  5. SaraR

    SaraR New Member

    Yes, I see it now! It's missing the hardware for the top and obviously the top surface as well.
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  6. Northern Lights Lodge

    Northern Lights Lodge Well-Known Member

    Definitely base of an artist/ drafting table! I have a very similar one!
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  7. SaraR

    SaraR New Member

    Now that I know what it is, I'm kinda getting into the idea of building a new top and turning it back into a desk. I'd make a stationary top, not a tilting kind though. If I had 2 identical ones, I could even build a summer dining table for our porch.
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