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Antique Drafting Tables

Even though sketching and drafting is done mostly digitally, an antique drafting table might be an object of desire. Its unique design, solid wood and tons of character will spice up the interior and inspire your inner designer. Perfect for loft spaces! Browse through and stumble on your favourite.

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Vintage industrial tilt top drafting
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Vintage Industrial Tilt Top Drafting
Used vintage drawing desk having a tilted up rectangular brown-finished top with adjustable metal supports on sides. The top and a sturdy grey-finished base are of solid oak wood. A large drawer and 2 smaller ones have new shell-like metal pulls.

Antique drafting table 17
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If you are old-fashioned style lover, this unique drafting table will be perfect for you! It is made of dark wood and has carved, original kickstand. It will play its role perfectly as a coffee table, night table or vintage decoration too.

Wooden drafting table
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This stylish drafting table is a gem in the middle of vintage furniture. Beautiful steel construction, wooden counters, and charming details will make the interior take on a unique style. The adjustable worktop allows you to customize it according to your needs.

Wood drafting table
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Designed in French style, this functional drafting table can be a practical and fashionable piece for every architect out there. The top is adjustable, offering many different angles, also firmly holding the plans and blueprints in their place.

Vintage industrial anco bilt drafting
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Vintage Industrial Anco Bilt Drafting
An old-styled, industrial element for people who are specializing in drafting, architecture, etc. This drafting table with regulated top provides a very stable frame and a quite large rectangular working top.

Antique drafting tables 2
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Work table mounted on iron base and fitted with compartments for storing personal items. Rectangular top is made of wood. It includes height and tilt adjustment function. Perfect solution for organization of work at home and in the office.

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This antique drafting table will allow your to write and draft with style. Plenty of compartments, to help you keep your drawings in order. Restored wood is an amazing addition to any house, but will work best in rustic, cosy designs.

Our advice Buying Guide

Drafting tables used to be a must-have in the 18th and 19th century. Unfortunately, since technology has advanced so much, you can rarely find them in use nowadays.

Nevertheless, if you are a traditionalist and you love drawing by hand, an antique drafting table can add a touch of class to your office or your living room.

What are the uses of an antique drafting table?

Just because you own such a table, it doesn’t mean that you have to be an architect or an illustrator. The best part about antiques is that they add a vintage note to your living space - and you can use them for anything you’d like.

Since drafting tables have adjustable settings, you can use it as a regular table as well. Place it in a cozy corner in your living room and use it as a workstation. Or, you can also add antique books on it and create a mini library.

What's more, entrepreneurs often buy small drafting tables for coffee shops, and they use them as decoration or as regular tables. Even though it might defy the purpose, it can do wonders for your business as many people love seeing antiques being used in day-to-day occasions.

The material used for these types of tables is durable and sturdy. They were usually made of wood, and the material of choice was oak, although other hardwoods were used as well. Hence, you don't have to worry about them breaking any time soon. Furthermore, these tables are quite stable as well, so you can rest assured knowing that they will not fall over by accident.

How to choose the best antique drafting table?

Most antique drafting tables look alike, but there are some things you should consider before purchasing the one you like the most:

  • Are the settings functional? Make sure that you can adjust the table to your liking. It should be able to stay in a fixed position without a problem. Otherwise, you won’t be able to use it properly.
  • Is it in good shape? Even though it’s an antique, it’s vital to check the condition of the table. Little scrapes and a beautiful patina add to its character, but if it’s missing a leg, it’s not a good investment.
  • Does it have an iron base? Although this isn’t a necessary trait, it would be wise to pick a table that has an iron base. The iron adds to the durability, and it also makes the table incredibly stable.
  • Does it have compartments? Unless they feature a simplistic design, many drafting tables come with a set of small or medium-sized drawers. Those can be quite useful, especially if you decide to use the table in your day-to-day life.
  • Can you find a good stool for it? In the olden days, artists used the tables while standing, but that might cause you slight inconvenience. Hence, it would be best to find a suitable tall stool for it. But, make sure that it complements the table - it shouldn’t take away from its beauty nor should it look too modern.

Antique drafting tables are not that rare, but they can sometimes be quite expensive. Because of that, it’s vital to approach the purchase with a clear idea of how you’ll use and maintain the table every day.

 

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Antique industrial style drafting table
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Antique Industrial Style Drafting Table
Old styled drafting table that introduces a touch of industrial style into the house. This wooden table includes a round seat and five practical storage drawers. It is suitable especially for small spaces.

Vintage industrial drafting table with
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Vintage Industrial Drafting Table With
This industrial drafting table will be more than suitable for your vintage workshop. Crafted from cast iron, and equipped with many options for adjusting its height and angle, the table is very functional, also ensuring a proper stability thanks to its 3-legged base.

Wooden drafting desk
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Industrial design for an old-fashioned, antique drafting table with an adjustable top. The drafting table is made out of dark oak wood with a subtle burned tint and is fitted with wrought iron elements, providing a unique touch.

855 unusual antique american oak drafting table file
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855: UNUSUAL ANTIQUE AMERICAN OAK DRAFTING TABLE, FILE

Antique architects desk
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Drafting table with tilt adjustment function. Pedestal base is made of metal and reinforced with solid supports. Rectangular top is made of wood. Received a lot of top ratings from customers for high quality and elegant design.

1940s drafting table my dad had one of these and
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1940's Drafting Table. My dad had one of these and I used to draw on it when I was a kid. WANT!

Hamilton antique drafting table
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Hamilton Antique Drafting Table

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A decorative and functional element associated with industrial stylization. This drafting table offers a quite large drafting space and a mechanism that regulates its inclination. A solid frame includes front legs with small wheels.

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Vintage Industrial Tilt Top Drafting Desk / Drawing Table - Painted ...

Antique drafting table
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An interesting vintage drafting table. A base is of iron with a worn green finish. Two upright square posts (with handwheel-adjustable height) on M-shaped feet are joined by a stretcher with diagonal girders. A rectangular woody tilted top is green.

Old vintage wooden hamilton drafting table
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Old Vintage Wooden Hamilton Drafting Table

Rare frederick post adjustable drafting table vtg antique industrial machine
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Rare Frederick Post Adjustable Drafting Table Vtg Antique Industrial Machine Age
Vintage design for an antique and old-fashioned drafting table made out of a walnut wood top with a frame made of cast iron. The drafting table provides a handy addition to any home workshop or hobby room.

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This functional drafting table can be a nice addition to your workshop, office, or other working station. Designed in an antique style, the table allows you to adjust its height and angle, and has a large enough top to place on it all your necessities.

Details about antique hamilton economy drafting table wood cast iron
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Details about Antique Hamilton Economy Drafting Table Wood Cast Iron ...

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Vtg Cast Iron Drafting Table Architect Drawing Antique Artist Chair Machinist
Drafting table with tilt adjustment function. It is mounted on iron base with antique finish. Rectangular top is made of wood. Perfect solution for work organization at home.

Cast iron drafting table
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Rustic meets traditional meets hardcore architectural nerding. The island base is an antique drafting table.

Industrial architects drawing table
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Industrial architect's drawing table.

French drafting table
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The most important feature of this wooden antique drafting table with a metal base is its movable table top.It can be conveniently positioned at any angle,or even placed in an upright position.Therefore is great for creative minds - architects and painters.

Vintage drafting tables for sale
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All kinds of studios beautifully display the ubiquitous passion, even in the form of specialist tables, like this antique drafting table. A reclining top offers a lot of space for work. Thanks to the double work surface, furniture is suitable for drafts.

Vintage wood drafting table
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This model of antique drafting table has a centuries-old history. Often visited artists and gentlemen's offices in the atelier. In this case, it adopted a very industrial, metal form inspired by lofts in New York.The huge size gives you a lot of possibilities.

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Best Antique Drafting Table

Mechanical industrital drafting table
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Mechanical Industrital Drafting Table
An industrial drafting table with mechanical system including wheels and knobs that tilt, raise and lower the construction. It's completely restored and evokes past times when the handicraft projects were a real mastery. The top of it is lucent.

Antique drafting tables
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The kitchen island is my biggest dream! I found this antique French cabinet with granite counter. It looks awesome as a center of the kitchen. The wooden structure, deep drawers and beautiful details add a style to any home.

Vintage drafting table
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A drafting and drawing table in a vintage and industrial style. This piece features a huge wooden board with a mechanism that will let you adjust the height and angle. It's supported on a solid, steel construction.

Used drafting table for sale
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This old sewing machine used science to make many interesting artistic styles. Meghan Sedgwick

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Antique Cast Iron Industrial Drafting Table | From a unique collection of antique and modern industrial and work tables at

700keuffel esser co drafting table in portage michigan for sale
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700Keuffel & Esser Co. Drafting Table in Portage, Michigan For Sale

Antique mayline drafting table solid maple oak artist work space
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antique MAYLINE DRAFTING TABLE solid maple OAK artist work space EX

Details about vintage architect drafting drawing work table
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Details about Vintage Architect Drafting Drawing Work table

Keuffel esser drafting table
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Architect's table by Roentgen - ca. 1780-1795. Changes from a flat desk to a sloping one for client's art/architecture needs. At the Met in NYC

Vintage drafting table
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Classic drawing board table matched with industrial stool. Metal and wood always look handsome together. The chair has adjustable tilting backrest, and the board is really big and wide, perfect for large sketches.

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Vintage drafting tables
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A1 size drawing board crafted from sturdy bleached oak in 1930 approximately. On bottom it features large pen tray. The tilting oak board has been attached to a super sturdy iron frame which allows to angle the board.

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Antique drafting table - gorgeous.

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Antique American Drafting or Drawing Table by Columbia

Wood drawing table
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Antique Drawing Drafting Table

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An Arts and Crafts Period Oak Drafting Table with Adjustable Slope image 3

Vintage drafting table for sale
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Looks like an old drafting table repurposed as an island. We've got a similar table in storage which we've discussed using as such.

Isis drafting table with original components from a unique collection
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Isis Drafting Table with Original Components | From a unique collection of antique and modern industrial and work tables at

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