I made an easel. I wanted to work some more on my painting for art class but my lack of an easel made things difficult. I assembled this from 5 pieces of common-board (pine with some knots). 3 pieces of 3″x1″x6′ and 2 of 2″x1″x6′ as well as some additional scraps, nuts, washer, and bolts.
I’m not including plans per say but here are a bunch of pictures to give you an idea of just how simple it was to put together a lyre easel.
Easels are so expensive but I was able to put this one together with just a chop saw, drill, about an hour of time, and less than $30.