Hi Kyle and Nana
Kyle, we moved from the Bahamas to Asheville last month. It's been quite a shock to the system but we fell in love with the artsy- fartsy community here and of course the mountains. I am wearing more clothes than I have in 3 years! lol.
Well, I found a nice sheet of oak ( for 1/3 the price of wood in the Bahamas and no customs!, )and have figured out the general measurments. I am adding a much larger drafting ( tilting) style top. Biggest problem is finding the pivoting drawer hinges that can hold wieght. Neither Home Depot nor Lowes had them. I want both of my drawers to open to the right but that may not work as I believe the doors help support the open drawers.
If you are interested, I will document as we go and give photo's and plans ( as we make them up.
Nana- I'm a so-so carpenter but my husband is great so I'll be the designer and he'll do the hard part.
How nice of your DH to build a taboret. Bet that's pretty!
Here's the original Urania design. I'm losing the easel and adding a draft table.
Thanks for responding.