Wednesday Woodworking – Canvas Carrier

My wife attends a painting class each week and transports her supplies and work in progress around in a little cart.  One problem has been how to transport wet canvas from class to home with them getting messed up.  She did a little drawing of a box thing that she could use to hold the canvas and keep it from banging around.  I built it this weekend.  It looks like this:

The finished box.  It's made from 1/4 inch plywood.

The finished box. It’s made from 1/4 inch plywood.

Here's the top view.  There are two slots so she can carry two paintings.

Here’s the top view. There are two slots so she can carry two paintings.

Here's the little pull cart with all her supplies and a painting she's working on.

Here’s the little pull cart with all her supplies and a painting she’s working on.

While I am posting this Heather is off at her painting class.  When the painting is finished I’ll post a picture of it.

This was just a simple box made to measure.  It took a couple of hours to make and involved using one of my favorite tools: The table saw.

Next project up is a table saw jig to make picture frames. I’ll have progress pictures of that next week.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop


About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Canvas Carrier

  1. NIce. Pretty painting, too.


  2. artseafartsea says:

    I could have used a box like that when I was taking art classes. It’s ideal! 🙂


  3. Debra says:

    I love the practicality of need finding a solution! You are obviously a creative and artistic duo!


  4. pommepal says:

    Great idea and I’m looking forward to seeing your wife’s art work. I like the little glimpse you have shown us in the box.


  5. davidprosser says:

    A well made and suitable box Andrew.


  6. jfwknifton says:

    That’s a really smart idea. Well done!


  7. PiedType says:

    Good idea and execution. Wish I’d had something like that about 40 years ago when I dabbled in oils … and one day the cat walked across a still-wet painting on my desk. Of course it had dried before I discovered it. Permanent pawprints across the sky …


  8. Very utilitarian, Andrew. I like it.


  9. Beth says:

    What a good hubby you are! Can’t wait to see her painting too!


  10. Carrie Rubin says:

    Now that’s a good–and handy–husband!


  11. lorieb says:

    very cool!


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