Hubby’s Grandma is an interior designer and a couple of years ago she gave me her old portable draft table that she had when she was doing classes. She didn’t need it anymore and it had been sat in a corner gathering dust, so she thought I might be able to make use of it. It’s big…which is great…. but I really didn’t have anywhere I could put it without taking up valuable space..so it sat in my closet instead lol.
Well ..I have a few wood projects I wanted to tackle and as some of you know, I live in an apt, so no workshop any more. Pretty much no tools anymore either, dang but I miss my old crafty workshop back in the UK. Anyways I finally bit the bullet and stopped “making do” without a bench.. I got a cheapie Black and Decker bench, cost me all of $30 at Walmart. I figured I could just fold it away in a closet when I wasn’t using it.
I put it together in the wee hours while everyone was asleep and then had a genius moment… I could use that as a base for the draft table… and just take the draft table off when I had wood projects to do… GENIUS..
I just dropped it in the corner of my bay window so I have some natural light. ok so maybe not the most high tech fancy looking draft table.. but it works, it’s cheap and it can pack up in a closet at any time and doubles as a woodworking bench when needed.
It is also the perfect place to pop my WRMK Laser Square which I didn’t really have space to leave assembled…and my Bluetooth Cell Phone base. Now I can make answer calls again when my lil man runs off with my cell phone to watch Youtube Kids in the bathroom lol. He’s all male, that kid will sit there for hours if you don’t make him get off the pot lol.
So now I have my work bench and a draft table and a place with natural light to photograph projects AND a place for my Laser Square and it didn’t cost the earth or take up a lot of room.
Happy clam .. now I just need to get rid of that dang Cat 5 cable and finish tidying up in here 🙂 Excuse the mess lol.
I still plan to use my little desktop easel I made to do most of my coloring, but this is going to be really handy to have too.