If you’ve been thinking about drafting tables (antique/vintage) and what that would look and feel like in your space, not only would it give you a great place to work, but it’s an ideal way to add a sense of purpose to a room. Antique drafting tables not only look and feel historic, but they’re a great alternative to a desk. Our design experts have put together a list of the best vintage drafting tables currently available.
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Reclaimed Teak Wood Vintage Drafting Table
Featuring a solid iron base with an industrial crank mechanism, this antique drafting table possesses a reclaimed brown teak wood top that’s 63 inches wide. The table can sit flat or be cranked to a 60 degree angle.
If you’re someone that’s constantly trying to do their part for the environment in terms of what they bring into their house, this cast iron drafting table uses a recycled iron base as well as a water-based finish to bring out the naturalness of the wood.
Solid Wood Antique Drafting Table
A combination of manufactured and solid wood with a brown finishing, this antique drafting table is spacious at 42 inches wide. There’s an adjustable worktop space that can sit at a 45 degree angle, plus an added bottom shelf for storage.
For some interesting touches, there’s also a slide-up pencil ledge for convenience as well as a drawer front that can accommodate art or office supplies, or you can even use it to stash away the keyboard on your computer.
Cast Iron Drafting Table With Teak Wood Top
A show stopping piece of furniture, this cast iron drafting table features a tripod iron base with an ultra cool industrial wheel crank for angling purposes. The desktop is made of reclaimed teak wood and it’s just over 35 inches in width.
Made for those that want to add a bit of history into their living space, this old drafting table features eco-friendly and used materials and the entire desktop can tilt up to 60 inches, which makes it a great spot for drafting or drawing.
Vintage Drafting Table For Sale
Traditional in design, this vintage drafting table is crafted out of solid wood in a rustic oak color. It features a wood base with two perched legs, a lengthy pencil ledge and the entire 42 inch desktop can sit flat or angled at 90 degrees.
Weathered Oak Color Old Drafting Table
Featuring a metal base with an antique distressed brass finish, this industrial drafting table showcases a weathered oak desktop that can slant up to 30 degrees. There’s also an anti-slip hinge for the rising mechanism and a handy built-in ridge for pencils.
Rustic Old Drafting Table
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Completely classic in design, this antique drafting table sets up on a solid rubberwood base with two detailed legs. The drafting table top itself is just over 52 inches wide and there’s metal hinges that aid in tilting when needed.
Wood and Iron Antique Drafting Table
A cool blending of vintage with contemporary details, this old drafting table features a 37 inch wide desktop made of recycled teak wood in a weathered gray finish. The desktop is placed on two industrial pieces of recycled iron with a fun antique handle for cranking.
Multi Compartment Vintage Drafting Table
Perfect For: Students and creative professionals
What We Like: Unique-looking base
Here, we have the perfect blend of old-fashioned charm and practicality. Starting with the base, it strikes a steel rebar trestle base, accented with decorative balls and curved stretchers. The icing on the cake is the 40-inch wide tabletop, which comes fully equipped with a pencil ledge, pencil organizers, side trays, and a slide-out drawer underneath. And, of course, it tilts to a variety of angles for the best vantage points.
With this drafting table, not only will all your supplies be within easy reach, but they will also be well organized in their designated compartment. This makes it a great choice for art projects, architectural blueprints, sketching, and other design tasks. Besides, we love the classic black and wenge two-tone finish—a combo that blends seamlessly with any color scheme.
What Users Say:
Very nice for architecture students.
Black and Gold Industrial Drafting Table
Slightly more contemporary, this industrial drafting table comes with a comfy padded stool and black desktop that can go from flat to a 40 degree angle in seconds. The body is a sturdy steel that’s covered in a classic gold powder coating.
Glass and Wood Drafting Table
Perfect For: Artists and illustrators
What We Like: Charming vintage look
What We Don’t Like: Some complained about it being a bit flimsy
Proving that sometimes simple is best, this drafting table is solidly constructed from poplar hardwood in an elegant Sonoma brown shade. As a nice bonus, it features a 1/4" thick glass lift top as well as a see-through drawer with 5 partitions for organizing your drawing pens, paintbrushes, and art tools.
At 42 inches wide and 24 inches deep, this dainty table is the perfect fit for tight living rooms, bedrooms, and home offices. Our favorite part is, of course, the glass surface. For one, it takes up very little visual space - which is great for making an area look more open. Plus, it can double as a light table for tracing and transferring designs!
What Users Say:
Love this table - functional and beautiful. Good quality and easy to assemble. Would definitely recommend!
Simple Birch Vintage Drafting Table
For those looking for a return to uncomplicated times, this antique drafting table is crafted out of oak and finished in a dark birch. The desktop sits on two standard wood legs and there’s a pencil ledge to grab writing utensils and easy angling for work purposes.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Industrial architect's drawing table.
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.
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.
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.
1940's Drafting Table. My dad had one of these and I used to draw on it when I was a kid. WANT!
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.
Antique Drawing 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.
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.
Hamilton Antique 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
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