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Old 10-17-2019, 08:28 AM
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Greetings and Salutations!

My drawing table is in it's last legs (no pun intended). I have already had to reengineer it and repair it, and I don't think it is worth my time to go at it a third time. I will give it a patch with Gorilla glue to buy me a little breathing room, but that is the extent of my effort.

I am looking for recommendations for a new drawing table or stand. My basic requirements are a modest footprint ( I have limited space) and it rises up enough that I can work standing ( which is my preference, especially for longer periods of time).

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Old 10-17-2019, 11:41 AM
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Re: Drawing table

Perhaps a Richeson Italian Steel Tripod Easel would suit your purposes? I often use mine, with a drawing board, for that. Just be careful if you order one from a third party seller, there’s quite a few knock-offs that aren’t well made. But the real ones last for years, my previous one endured 22 years of pretty rough treatment before giving up the ghost.

https://products.richesonart.com/products/steel-easels

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Do you need an easel, a drafting table, or something else? If a drafting table, you can get one that lowers and raises via a button. They are expensive, but we bought one at a used office furniture store. They get them from businesses going out of business for cheap and resell them for about 1/3 the price of new. Ours have a few scratches on it, but the raising and lowering mechanism works perfectly. That's good for the environment since it is a recycled item.
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Re: Drawing table

If you're great at making things here's an alternative and maybe save some money in the process. https://www.instructables.com/howto/table+for+artists/
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If you're great at making things here's an alternative and maybe save some money in the process. https://www.instructables.com/howto/table+for+artists/

I have looked at some of those and some other DIY options. Problems are time ( what little art time I have, I am trying to create art not build furniture. And space. What I have is my small studio space and trying to build something will interfere with everything else I do here, and completely disrupt my workspace.

And thirdly, is ready access to my carpentry tools. The majority of which are packed securely away since our last move.

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Do you need an easel, a drafting table, or something else? If a drafting table, you can get one that lowers and raises via a button. They are expensive, but we bought one at a used office furniture store. They get them from businesses going out of business for cheap and resell them for about 1/3 the price of new. Ours have a few scratches on it, but the raising and lowering mechanism works perfectly. That's good for the environment since it is a recycled item.

Older style drawing/drafting table. A full-size one is too big for my space. My old one had a complete 90° range of movement on a simple double pedestal base. I am trying to do my drawing on my easel currently, and not as much fun as I was hoping. Lacks the same all around stability.

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I had a drawing table which as I remember was not very expensive and perfect for my needs. I can't remember what it was or where I bought it. I no longer have it, but would like another the same.
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I had a drawing table which as I remember was not very expensive and perfect for my needs. I can't remember what it was or where I bought it. I no longer have it, but would like another the same.

Basically that is what I had, only a bit taller.

Back in the day, I had a full-sized professional drafting table. I miss it A LOT! But I don't have near the space for it. I have seen a few come up at auctions for next to nothing and still don't sell as they are so big and heavy.

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Basically that is what I had, only a bit taller.

Back in the day, I had a full-sized professional drafting table. I miss it A LOT! But I don't have near the space for it. I have seen a few come up at auctions for next to nothing and still don't sell as they are so big and heavy.

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