There are many types of tables that you can use for drawing, painting and other related activities.
It is worthy to note though, that there are different benefits to each type of table. As it is, you should take the time to understand what each brings to the forefront—in order to reap the advantages that you really want.
Here are some good examples of drafting and drawing tables:
This table type can be quite advantageous for cartographers, architects, painters, artists and other similar professionals who need to make use of tables that are able to handle their work—and will help them perform in a more efficient manner.
Incidentally, there are two main types of drafting tables to take note of:
- Adjustable drafting table – this table type can actually be adjusted according to one’s height preferences, which makes it quite useful—most especially for those who need to be more accurate when performing their respective tasks.
- Fixed Drafting Tables – as implied by the name, this table has a fixed table height. This table type can still be quite useful, despite the lack in adjustable features. To make this work, however—you will need to take note of your required dimensions and height, as well as the additional features that you may need.
Note: Drafting tables (both adjustable and fixed types) usually have more space compared to traditional desks, thereby allowing you to have a bigger area to work in. Some also provide additional features, such as pencil and brush holders, and other related add-ons.
This table is somewhat similar to drafting tables, considering that it also offers an appropriate size for drawing or drafting projects. This table also provides a large, smooth and flat surface, where you can work on large paper pads, boards or other drawing tools.
Drawing tables usually have edges that are designed to work easily with T-squares, in order to ensure greater accuracy. Usually, this table is a bit smaller compared to drafting tables—although you can always opt for custom designs and sizes, if you have special needs.
Using a light table for drawingcan be a very good idea, most especially if you are using pictures, slides, tracing papers or other similar materials for your projects.
A drafting light table is actually designed to offer a subtle light on the surface. As it is, any paper, picture or slide you place on top of it will become semi-transparent—and easier to trace and work on. Obviously, this table type can be quite useful, most especially for those who are constantly working on plans, paintings and other related projects.
You can opt to use glass, plexiglass or other materials for the surface of your drafting light table. However, it would be best if you took into account your specific needs and uses, in order to pick the right option and table type for you.