Work smarter, not harder. Drafting tables, specially designed for executing high-quality blueprints, designs, and drawings, can keep you going for longer periods. Most have a work surface that tilts up to about a 45-degree angle to reduce neck strain and improve posture. Additionally, good ones feature a range of storage components to help keep your tools organized. Drafting tables are an investment, however, so it’s important to know what options are available. Browse our selection of the best picks below.
1. SD Studio Designs Comet Drafting Table
This two-piece work table comes with a padded stool, three drawers offering plenty of storage space, and a tilting top with a pencil ledge. The tabletop surface, made of smoothly finished particleboard, measures 36 by 24 inches and tilts up to a comfortable 40 degrees. The pencil ledge keeps your supplies from rolling off the table and adjusts to either slide or lock in place. With a frame made of durable, heavy-gauge steel, this drafting table stands in place without any shaking and is made to last.
2. Zeny Height Adjustable Drafting Desk
This attractive drafting table has both a tilting tabletop and a flat countertop space located underneath. The body of the desk is made of steel, and the tabletop of sturdy MDF board. The tabletop measures 34 by 24 inches and tilts smoothly up to 45 degrees. There’s plenty of space for supplies provided by two storage drawers, a pen container, and a pencil ledge. Telescoping legs allow you to adjust the table’s height, and rubber feet protect floors from damage. This product comes with a padded stool, which we find to be slightly wobbly—you might eventually want to upgrade.
3. Stand Up Desk Drafting Table
Ideal for artists who prefer a simple look, this table offers ample work space without any bells and whistles. The sole storage space is a pencil ledge that extends the full width of the 39.5-by-26-inch table. The result is a super-clean, minimalist desktop for mapping out your ideas without distraction. Made of birch, the tabletop can be adjusted to any of 11 angles from 0 to 45 degrees, and its height can also be adjusted in 2-inch increments over a 12-inch range, so you can use it standing or sitting.
4. Diversified Woodcrafts Drafting Table
Made of solid maple wood, this drafting table is a top choice for essentially any studio setting. It is simple yet efficient, and every component fits together perfectly to form a well-anchored, wobble-free structure that can handle routine use and abuse. The tilting tabletop measures 24 by 24 inches and opens and closes with a perfect amount of tension, and its surface, made of plastic laminate, is very easy to clean with just soap and water. Adjacent to the work space is a nonadjustable flat surface that measures 12 by 24 inches, great for keeping supplies and reference materials close at hand. A large sliding drawer with a sturdy metal handle offers ample storage space, and rubber feet protect the floor.
5. OneSpace Craft Station
This thoroughly modern-looking option has a generous surface area that measures about 40 by 24 inches and tilts up to 62 degrees. The blue-tinted tempered glass tabletop is highly transparent so you can even use it as a lightbox—just add lights! There are built-in wells for supplies on either side of the table and two sliding drawers beneath it, providing plenty of space for everything you need to have on hand. The heavy-duty silver-finished steel frame rests on four casters for smooth rolling mobility.