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12-11-2000, 11:01 PM
I've seen a portable still life setup table on a tripod advertised in some of the popular art magazines lately. The more I look at it the more I want one. Check out their website www.stilllifetables.com (http://www.stilllifetables.com) by Foster. Has anyone ever heard of this manufacturer or know of anyone who has ordered anything from them?
12-12-2000, 02:44 AM
I've seen the advertisments for these as well & it looks great...until you get to the price, which is $249.95! Seems a bit hefty to me. I think i may show it to my husband & have him build one for me. It's a simple ebough design & shouldn't be too much of a problem.
12-12-2000, 08:43 AM
Cheryl, It does look great doesn't it? I was just wondering how sturdy the structure is. I like the ease it would afford to adjust the height of the setup so easily. The price includes shipping and handling, so your figure it's about $225, not too bad if it's built well.
12-12-2000, 01:10 PM
I suppose you're right about it being worth it if it is well built. I have no real problem with spending money on quality materials & supplies because it's something that is important to me. BUT i still think i'll let Phil have a go at it first...keeps him outta trouble http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
12-12-2000, 04:38 PM
Hey, if Phil can build it you're a lucky woman. My husband gets grumpy at the thought of a building project. So I figure, it's the holidays and I'll let him off easy if I can find the $249. I have the magazine open to that page and put it on the coffee table and that's where it is going to stay http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif..........just so he doesn't forget.
03-30-2001, 07:34 PM
I know this is an old topic... but I made myself one of those still life tables. I used a camera tripod that I had kicking around. I had a friend duplicate the piece that screws into the camera (out of hard plexiglass). He screwed this to another larger (4 x 4 inch) piece of plexi for stability. I then cut a piece of plywood, about 12 x 12 (can't remember) and screwed the plexi unit to this. I then attached it to the tripod and voila! An upsy-downsy table.
07-01-2001, 11:46 PM
I am wondering if anyone bought the still life table and if so, are you happy with it?
I'm not the do-it-yourself type person - I'd rather be painting than building a table, but $200+ is a lot of money for a table!
07-02-2001, 10:18 AM
Randy, i was wondering that myself. Phil did build the table for me, using a camera tripod and it's great. Anybody purchase this table?
07-02-2001, 11:05 AM
Can Phil build more for less than $250? ;)
An ironing board has served me well as a still live table as it is easy to adjust the height.
07-11-2001, 07:23 PM
I want one!:D That is a very cool still life table. I love it's adaptibility. Let us know how you love it if you get one.
07-12-2001, 12:38 AM
Yes, Randy he can! :D
Ironing board sounds good but is it wide enough? I suppose you can place a larger piece of plywood over the ironing board if necessary but you would also have to fashion something to create sides if you wish to use a 'back drop' of fabric or whatever. Fun stuff to think about.
07-27-2001, 09:16 PM
Hey Cheryl, Can you post a few photos of the one your husband built? Mine needs some new projects.:evil:
07-31-2001, 09:26 PM
Sure will Phyllis! But please give me a day or so, as i am in the middle of a large project at the moment. I hate deadlines sometimes.
08-12-2001, 05:49 AM
:D In the Still Life Forum this is posted
Have you checked it out? The price tag suites me better than $250, nor is it heavy in any way!
I just love these simple ideas.
08-26-2001, 05:19 AM
Thanks Rosemarie for that. I think with the ironing board and the cardboard box, you can really do something. I think I would cut one of the sides of the box out however to allow more light to enter. Or maybe just a bigger window. Anyway, a nice inexpensive option. ;)
09-23-2001, 08:25 AM
I have adopted Ruth's "still life box" and it not only works very well but only costs $2 for a brand new fresh cardboard box. Since I work indoors and sit while I'm painting (though I probably shouldn't) I just sit the box on as many of my big art books as I need so I am not looking down on my setup.
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