I was thinking of what I could use for this old folding table. The top of the table is bumpy and sags a bit--is not flat and firm to paint or draw on. I have a calligraphy easel and drug that out to see if that would work...this is the lowest angle.
On this lowest angle it is still way too high for watercolor or brush painting.
I had a professional calligrapher for a teacher in a night class back in maybe 1992. This easel was made by an elderly gentleman she knew--handmade in his basement--only made them for her calligraphy students who would like to purchase one--modeled to her specifications (like why it hangs over the edge of the table and can be set to sit almost vertically). The wood is not finished and I have only used this easel for calligraphy and for all my tracing needs. (Just have to set a lamp behind the clear acrylic--wonderful for tracing!) When you use it for calligraphy the board is almost verticle--to prevent distortion.
I looked around for something strong enough to brace up the easel as it is fairly heavy. Found a thick little cardboard box and it appears to work okay. Might still be too high.