18 Drafting tables in interior designs

Drafting table or architect’s table is, in its antique form, a kind of multipurpose desk which can be used for any kind of drawing, writing or impromptu sketching on a large sheet of paper or for reading a large format book or other oversized document or for drafting precise technical illustrations. The drawing table used to be a frequent companion to a pedestal desk in a gentleman’s study or private library, during the pre-industrial and early industrial era.

Despite the prevalence of computer aided drafting, many older architects and even some structural designers still rely on paper and pencil graphics produced on a drafting table.

Modern drafting tables typically rely on a steel frame. Steel provides as much strength as the old oak drafting table frames and much easier portability.

The drafting table surface is usually covered with a thin vinyl sheet called a board cover. This provides an best surface for pen and pencil drafting. It allows compasses and dividers to be used without damaging the wooden surface of the board. These tables are at least as heavy as the original oak and brass drafting tables and so sacrifice portability for the convenience of push button table adjustment.

This table would perfectly suit any rustic room. Designer chairs and lamps from 50-60s create vintage atmosphere. Designer chairs is an excellent choice for rustic design and here are the stools that I think will be the best near the drafting table: Grotto bar stool, Nailhead Trim Counter Stool, V19C Counter Stool, Sepele, Turner Barstools and Industrial Bistro Barstool.

For modern metal tables you can plan to spend about $150-200 while antique wooden would cost $500 and more. Try to find old style on Craigslist or eBay.

1910 American Trestle Drafting Table

1910 American Trestle Drafting Table

Antique drafting table, hardwood floor in a chevron pattern

Antique drafting table, hardwood floor in a chevron pattern

Antique Sewing Machine Iron Base with Drafting Table

Antique Sewing Machine Iron Base with Drafting Table

art table

art table

drafting perfection

drafting perfection

Drafting table near the window

Drafting table near the window

Drafting table with the wall art

Drafting table with the wall art

Drafting table

Drafting table

French Industrial Drafting table desk by CamposIronWorks

French Industrial Drafting table desk by CamposIronWorks

Glass Top Art & Drawing Drafting Table

Glass Top Art & Drawing Drafting Table

Glass Top Futura Drafting Table

Glass Top Futura Drafting Table

Inspiring workspace

Inspiring workspace

Phineas Drafting Table and Stools

Phineas Drafting Table and Stools

RESTORATION HARDWARE

RESTORATION HARDWARE

Rustic room

Rustic room

Trestle draft table

Trestle draft table

Vintage Industrial Tilt Top Drafting Desk

Vintage Industrial Tilt Top Drafting Desk

White drafting table

White drafting table

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