Monday, August 1, 2016

Drafting Desk and Table

Hello, here I am--fresh and relaxed after 8 days of vacation.  Okay, after 3000 miles maybe not so fresh, but relaxed.

While we were gone, my older college aged son house and dog sat for us.  He is an architecture student and he decided for his second year (starting soon) that he needed a drafting table/desk, so he built one.
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He did send me pictures while we were away, asking if he could use certain things.  He started with a piece of glass we had and a printer's tray that was given to me. 
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He wanted an industrial look so he added metal pipe legs.  He included some cross wood pieces to make the base sturdy.
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An old drawer guide was added to the printers tray so that it can be used as a drawer.
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The top is hinged and can be propped up for drafting.  
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He plans to buy some LED lights and he has a place for them so that it can be a light table. 
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I am a proud mama--he designed a great desk that fits his needs and it is not only functional, but beautiful as well. 
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24 comments:

  1. Wow! That's fantastic. I would be a proud mama too :)

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    1. Thanks Miki--he really did think out all the details.

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  3. Love it…brilliant craftsmanship!!!

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  4. That is super cool....well done to your son!! =)

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    1. I told him if it didn't fit his room, I had a space for it ;).

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  5. He certainly inherited his mothers talents. Nicely done!

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    1. Thanks, I think his skills have surpassed mine!

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  6. Like mother, like son! Very nice job indeed.

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    1. Thanks, I would like to think I have inspired him, but he definitely has his own style!

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  7. What a great table. You have every reason to be proud. My daughter is an interior architect and she likes furniture design and building as well.

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    1. Awesome for you daughter. I do wonder if he will go the furniture design route.

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  8. Holy cow, that desk is awesome. Looks like he's been paying attention when you made things. Very clever of him to figure everything out he needed then make it look so nice. Hats off to him, he has great beginning. Happy week

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    1. I will pass on your praise to him. I told him I want one too!

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  9. Oh my that is one gorgegous desk. He is so talented. He has a successful career ahead of him.

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  10. He has a great combination of vision and practicality. Elegant piece!

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    1. Yes, he definitely knows what he likes and doesn't and has pretty clear ideas about what he wants. Mama thinks he is off to a great start!

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  11. Well mama you should be proud! The desk is perfect! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. WOW that desk is fabulous! How cool that your son is so talented.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!

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