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    A Split Top Drafting Table

    I just thought I'd show a table design I've been working on.
    Last edited by Dave Richards; 10-17-2010 at 05:05 PM.
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    'drafting table'? Hmm, I'm sure I heard of them in history books. Weren't they something to do with cold winds in ancient prehistoric offices?
    So do I type something witty here?

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    As in, "I think there's a draft in here."
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    That green top look familiar....oh yeah...its because I am sitting at one, or at least have one next to me where the legs have been cut off so it now sets at chair level.
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    Hey Hey I have been sitting behind one going on 40 yrs now. Dave I think changing
    the legs will be a big chore. Why not an adjustable office chair? Besides there are
    many times one needs to stand up to reach the top of a drawing, just my 2 cents.

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    Aaron, I was thinking of those green mats but just decided to color the top rather than drawing it in.

    Les, I agree about using an adjustable stool but he wants adjustable height on the table. My guess is he'll build the second set of legs but leave it set to the height at which he originally assembles it.

    It makes no difference to me. It doesn't really make the design work any harder.
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    Very nice, Dave. I suspect you're right...I bet it'll get set up at one height and left that way for a long time.
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    Here's the final design. Shop-made supports for the top and drawer pulls.

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    nice image...is that straight out of su?
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    Thank you Patrick,

    The last image is a combinatiion. I did a quick and dirty render in Kerkythea and then put an overlay on it made from an image direct from SU.
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