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    Drafting Table

    I have a home office that is begging for a nice drafting table. At one time I saw a plan for a split top table, with ~ 2/3 of the surface able to tip for drawing, and the remaining part a short desk for a laptop, a set of drawers beneath the fixed part of the top.

    Has anyone seen any plans for such a table? Plenty of plans for simple knock-down, take-'em-to-school type desks, but I would like something the movers would complain about.

    I have seen some aborted threads in various places about a plan worked up by Mr. Dave Richardson, but alas, only a hint of a beautiful table on the Fine Woodworking site.

    Good wood, everyone, & thanks.

    Marty Johnson
    Campton Hills, IL

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Marty first of all welcome and since Dave is a member here I am sure he will chime in soon.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Hi Marty, welcome to the forum!
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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Welcome to the Family Marty! A few weeks ago I saw an oak table much like you describe in very good condition sell at an auction for $15. This one had open shelves instead of drawers. A new sheet of Borco and it was like a new table. I wish I had room for it.


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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Marty
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