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Hello all! So this time around, I was on the way back to my house from a job when my ride decided to make a pit-stop at Home-Depot. Instinctively, I found myself once again in the 'Plumbing' aisle, and all at once I had an idea.

Just recently (as of May, 2011) my little brother (6) had discovered that he loved painting, deciding (if only for now) that he wanted to be a painter when he grew. Now, not being one to stand by as a child has a dream to be nurtured, I grabbed a bagful of fittings and a ten foot long pipe, and got right to work. (it's not pretty, but it works)

After an unusually stress-free build, and a couple of quick refinements, I was finished, and had it ready by the time my little brother had returned from school. (I did not use any PVC glue/cement, as I plan to upgrade this thing as [if?] my brother progresses in his craft.)
 
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Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials
Tools:
-Miter Saw (or anything else to cut the PVC down to size)
-Tape Measure (trust me, it makes this a lot easier)
-Tin Snips
-Tape (I used blue masking (painter's) tape this time around)

Materials:
-(2) 1/2" PVC 90* Elbows
-(6) 1/2" PVC T-Fittings
-(2) 1/2" x 1 1/2" PVC Pipe
-(2) 1/2" x 4" PVC Pipe
-(5) 1/2" x 9 3/4" PVC Pipe
-(1) 1 1/2" x 11" Aluminum Corner (Don't know what it's really called, but I think it's for drywall. Substitutable either way.)

Optional:
-(4) 1/2" PVC Coupling
-(4) 1/2" x 4" PVC Pipe (or longer, depending on the size of the child using it, and whether or not they will stand while painting)
-(1) 11 3/4" x 9 1/4" Cardboard (sizes are approximate, and you can use any other flat material in place of cardboard)
-(1) Binder Clip (the wider the better, mine tends to pinch thin paper a little too much)
EcoExpatMike8 months ago
Brilliant!
rhoddity (author)  EcoExpatMike7 months ago
I'm late, but, thank you! =)
srohwer9 months ago
Favorited.

This is a two-fer for me. My daughter loves art, so I'll make one for her to paint/draw with. She also loves archery, and I need a stand for the target I'm making. I'll use a bigger pipe and make other minor adaptations for the target, but basically do the same thing.

Bravo!
rhoddity (author)  srohwer8 months ago
Aww, very cool! I actually have the same situation with my little brother, but he has yet to start shooting arrows into his easel. 'xD
lwhite28 months ago
How could this be modified to have storage on the bottom and a whiteboard for use in the classroom?
rhoddity (author)  lwhite28 months ago
Oh yes, here's a link, in case you didn't know what pipe straps were. ;)
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImages/300/ca/ca4fde67-989e-4c08-a1bd-956c74b924ac_300.jpg
rhoddity (author)  rhoddity8 months ago
Oop, here it is.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-1-2-in-Steel-2-Hole-Pipe-Strap-HD502-6PK/202273989#.Uf1eJNnwD-s
rhoddity (author)  lwhite28 months ago
You could use pipe straps (available in the plumbing section of hardware stores) that wrap around the vertical members of the Forward Frame and screw those into the back of the white board. This should hold it fairly secure, so long as you're not putting too much weight on the board. (In which case, more pipe straps would help!)

They come in a variety of sizes and only cost about fifty cents each, so it shouldn't be a problem.

As for storage, were you looking for just a flat tray, or something more like a small bin?
Is the cheese that isn't mine "nacho" cheese? Ha ha ha!
Great instructable!
rhoddity (author)  Kaptain Kool2 years ago
Hahaha, yup!
Thanks!
just rated it 5 stars, I should make one... = D
rhoddity (author)  Kaptain Kool2 years ago
Awesome, thanks! I hope yours comes out nice. (let me know if you have any troubles with it, and I'll try to help as best as I can) =)
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