|DIY watercolor easel|
To make this easel, I've used a quarter inch plywood, a T-nut (1/4" 20 tpi), and a cheap tripod. The screenshots below show how the wood was cut and assembled but feel free to make adjustments based on your requirement.
|These are the two configuration I mostly see on the internet. I though that the pattern on the left would be much easier to execute. I believe that the pattern on the right would provide the best grip and would experiment on making another one.|