DIY Drafting Table




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Whisker's long been interested in having a drafting table. So I found a thin slab of granite someone was selling for cheap on Craiglist. It had been sitting for a few months and we finally got some time to work on a drafting table with the slab of granite for the top!


  • 36" x 36" x 0.75" slab of granite
  • Spare 2x4's and scrap wood pieces
  • Wood screws - 1.5" and 3" lengths

Power tools used:

  • Bandsaw, drill press, chop saw, sander, router, power drill

It took an afternoon and utilized the existing railing we had! Hope you enjoy watching and find some sort of inspiration from it for your own drafting table!



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    4 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I'd like to ask what may seem like a nit picking question. How well does your compass, dividers and the like work, without a cusioned surface?

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    That's a fine looking drafting table. I'd love to come across a nice little piece of granite like that. You put it to great use!

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