Your current flat desk may not be cutting it, especially if you work with large visual renders or multiple documents at once. Drafting tables allow you to adjust the surface at any angle for a more comfortable position when you draw, paint, sketch, or design. We looked into the top tables available and elected these options to help you find the best one for your office.
Many drafting desks are used as architectural drafting tables to hold large documents neatly and provide a comfortable work space for extended periods of time. Drafting tables are crafted with wood, plastic, or glass tops and can be tilted up or down to your preferred angle. Note that glass tops might be useful if you need a makeshift lamp table in a pinch, while wood is the more traditional option. Let’s take a look at what makes a good drafting table.
Best Side Cabinet
The SD STUDIO DESIGNS table measures 50 inches wide, 24 inches deep, and 44.25 inches high when it’s fully tilted. A connected side cabinet is useful for storing art supplies, snacks, or small valuables during work hours. A heavy-duty steel frame provides strength and an included stool offers comfort.
Best with Storage
ZENY’s wood composite drafting table comes with under the table storage drawers. Padded legs protect your floors while a built-in lip prevents sheets from falling off when the table is tilted. This desk measures 35.8 inches high at its full tilt, 55 inches wide, and 23.62 inches deep.
Best Glass Top
The Glass Futura Craft Station is a glass-top model measuring 43.25 inches wide, 45 inches tall, and 24 inches deep overall. Its clear glass surface doubles as a light table while the powder-coated steel frame keeps the desk robust. Three slide-out drawers house your miscellaneous art tools out of the way.
Architectural drafting tables are larger than average desks that feature a tilt-up design to accommodate artists, engineers, and crafts enthusiasts. Bonus features like storage drawers and side cabinets keep your desk clutter-free and your workflow smoother, while hardy materials like steel and tempered glass provide a safe work surface. Consider a drafting table from our lineup to complete your studio and help you find your artistic groove.