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    Something i built (and proud of)

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this so please move if wrong.

    I took it upon myself to build a art desk.

    £2 for the desk (had no fixings)
    £1 for the fixings
    10p for the wood
    50p for the ruler
    £4 for all the hinges
    £2 for the screws
    All in all it cost me around £10
    It's not perfect but man am i proud of it.

    saved me a fair few pennies aswell.
    Skys the limit! then when we reach that we will just keep on going.

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    thank you - I wanted to built something like this for months but I didn't know where to start
    I just took a break to post this.
    But sometimes I also draw stuff
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    if you ever need any help mate just drop me a message.
    Would be happy to help.

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    £2 desk! carboot sale or something?

    also what are the fixings youve used to catch the support? how study is it?

    and i guess the support is just hinged on to the other board?

    any chance you could write up a step by step?
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    Hi there mate I will write up a step by step and get it posted on here.

    The back support is hinged onto the big board.
    It's quite sturdy and for the catches i used i can't remember the name of them, i will find out what they were. I just screwed them to the base table.

    Like i said i wil get a step by step put together.
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    that is the most ghetto drawing table ever. lol. good job dude. i wish i had the space to do this x
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    But....it's just 2 pieces of wood....

    Awesome lol.

    You know what makes good art tables? Broken LCD screens.
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    Good job man and considerably more professionally done than my ghetto painting table knocked up from an old bathroom cabinet.
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    is this a common thing to do i might need to nock something together just cause lol
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    Excellently manufactured... It looks like you used about an inch thick partical board that has been laminated. I think if you add a sturdy rail at the bottom end of the work surface, you can utilize it as an painting easel.

    Definately would work.... And it also follows the motto 'Improvise, adapt, and overcome.'
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    Back in art school I wanted a small portable desk easel for painting. At the art store they were asking far more for them than I thought they were worth, so I decided to make one. What I ended up with was large, clunky, and ultimately cost me more to make than I expected it to. It looks like yours came out a TON better than mine did.
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    Good for you!

    You should hook this thing up and add some custom pencil holders and sharpeners and stuff.
    Maybe some ground effects?
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    Looks like solid construction. If you also need a light box for tracing, you can take a wooden draw, place a lamp in it with a sheet of glass on top. Tracing paper can also remove the glare.
    Make a sketchbook happy, feed it a tip to improve!

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