Vintage Drafting Table

Mrs. Red Clay Soul and I were out yesterday, and stopped by an ‘Antique’ market. Most of the stuff is dusted off clutter and over-Pledged furniture. A walk through the isles usually takes no more than twenty minutes.

Every once in a while, we find a gem. This was one of those gems – a restored industrial drafting table. To say it is ‘full size’ is an understatement – it is huge; by all means able to accommodate a full size architectural drawing. The price was just right – $199 (which probably means we could have gotten it for about $175).
We went round-and-round – but ultimately decided to pass. We don’t have a place for it in la casa. Who knows, though…I may have to go see if it’s still there today…


  1. James Pressley
    02/20/2011 / 12:41 PM

    I had one for years. Course I used it for drafting… Great piece of furniture. The birth of AutoCad is the death of true Architecture. I'm sorry but creativity does not happen on a computer keyboard. It happens with paper and pencil.

  2. Anonymous
    02/20/2011 / 3:49 PM

    Might work as a island in a kitchen. Otherwise, way to big.

  3. PJB
    02/20/2011 / 3:53 PM

    My Dad is an architect, so your picture conjures up memories of my basement growing up.

  4. Drafting Tables Phil
    03/28/2011 / 5:24 PM

    I've had the pleasure of buying and selling many drafting tables over the years and I must say… this is an excellent piece. I would definitely recommend going back and purchasing this for the price. It's a bargain. Worst case scenario you could sell it and make at least $100

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