Drafting Table and Storage Box

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I needed a drafting table and also a place to store my drafting tools (T-squares, triangles, compass, rules, pencils, roll of vellum, etc.), so I designed this combination drafting table + portable storage box.   (Click on any image to enlarge)

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The 34″ x 26″ table top is adjustable to three different angles;  20, 25, and 30 degrees, by using one of three pre-cut pairs of legs that can be quickly changed.

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The legs fold into the box to close and the table/lid is held closed with twin latches.  A carry handle allows the relatively light weight box to be carried to another location and stored.

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The drafting table/box is constructed with clear pine, joined at the corners with dovetail joints.  The drafting table surface  is birch plywood framed with pine.  It is dead flat and square and attached to the box frame with a piano hinge.  The entire box was sealed with several coats of Minwax and the table surface has several additional coats of satin finish polyurethane.

 

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