How to Buy a Drafting Table

Modern drafting tables come in many different models, sizes, and styles, which can fit a variety of uses. Drafting tables offer the user more workspace than standard desks and they are adjustable, while standard desks are not. They also offer features not found in standard desks. The following is what to consider when buying a drafting table.

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    Consider where you will put the drafting table. If you have limited space, you may want to consider a smaller drawing table over a standard drafting table. If the drafting table is for an office environment, where it may be used by more than one person or subjected to more wear, you may want to purchase a heavier, more durable table. If the drafting table is for individual use in a home environment, you may want to buy a lightweight table that can be easily moved.
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    Determine the best angle of tilt to suit your drafting needs. The top surface of a drafting table can be inclined to various angles. The maximum tilt angle for most tables is either 35 or 45 degrees, but some drafting tables offer steeper tilt angles.
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    Decide whether and how you would like to be seated when using the drafting table. Some drafting tables offer adjustable heights, allowing them to be used with any chair height. Fixed-height tables typically offer a 4-post design and are normally 30 to 37 inches (76.2 to 95 cm) from the floor.
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    Consider the available specialty features. Some drafting tables offer lockable drawers to protect your tools and other valuables. Others features provide comfort, such as optional footrest crossbars and adjustable armrests. There are also built-in rulers, slide-up pencil ledges, and other convenience features such as split-level surfaces and various types of storage.
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    Think about your personal style. To blend with your home d�cor, you can choose either a traditional drafting table or one with a more modern flair. There is also a variety of materials from which to choose.
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    Compare prices and read product reviews to assure quality.

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