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Portable Drawing Boards

The best portable drafting board is useful for both students and professionals, because it can not only be used at the office or job site but can also be used in the classroom or at home. They’re known by many different names, and they can come in a variety of sizes and designs. Be sure to look through our inventory, so you can find a portable drafting table that’s right for you!

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HOW TO USE DRAFTING AND DRAWING TOOLS


There many types of drafting and drawing tools, and all of them have their own specific functions. A compass can be used to draw circle and arcs, while a straightedge can be used to draw straight lines. Architects will use a scale to draw something very large or very small, but there are times when they need to make corrections. That’s why an eraser is a common drafting tool. For model-making, you need something to cut with, something to cut, and something to cut on. You’ll need a sharp blade, some type of model-making material, and a flat surface on which to do your work. French curves are templates that are made up of curves and scroll-shaped cutouts, while lettering guides can be used to keep your lettering consistent. You can also choose from many types of drafting paper and writing tools, so find a combination that works for you.


BENEFITS OF USING ALVIN DRAFTING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES


Alvin makes some of the best drafting and drawing tools on the market. So whether you need a straightedge, compass, or protractor, you can find a product that will meet your needs. We're proud to have this brand in our inventory, because we only want to offer the finest quality to our customers. If you're a drafting or architectural professional, you need to have the right tools. Not only do they need to perform specific tasks, but they also need to last over the long term. When it comes to quality drafting tools, Alvin is a name you can trust!


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A PORTABLE SOLUTION FOR THE DRAFTING PROFESSIONAL

Whether you’re on the job site or at a client’s office, you need a portable solution — one that will allow you to work on your designs while you’re on the go. Time is money, and you may not always have the luxury of being at your main workstation eight hours a day. That’s why our portable drawing boards are perfect for architects and other drafting professionals. These small tables can be used almost anywhere, and some of them have a foldable design so you can get the most out of your portable space without having to carry a large piece of equipment. Be sure to look through what we have in our inventory. We’re sure you’ll find a drafting board that will meet your specific needs.


IDEAL FOR BOTH PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC APPLICATIONS

Whether you’re a working professional who needs to design on the go or a drafting student who is still learning the trade, our portable drawing boards are great for designing at your office or on the job site. These small tables can be used no matter where you are, so they can save you a great deal of time and frustration while you’re out on the field. If you need a larger drafting board, you can always check our selection of full-sized tables. But if you want a more compact alternative that you can use on any surface, a portable drafting table is the perfect solution for both professional and academic applications.


Portable drawing boards are great for both the working professional and the student, because they can be used practically anywhere. These small tables can be carried with you no matter where you go — whether it’s at a client’s office, a job site, or even your home. But there are some important considerations before you decide to buy one. Size is obviously one of them, because you don’t want a drafting board that’s too big or too small. Some of them can fold up, which can give you more surface area while taking up less space.


Some of the common materials used in drawing boards include:
  • Epoxy resin
  • Plastic laminate
  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Melamine
You want to choose the most cost-effective options, because the material can affect the price. But in the end, you want to choose a drafting table that will meet your needs and will fit your own personal style. Feel free to browse through our broad selection of portable drawing boards, so you can find an option that will meet your specific needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of drawing boards?

You want to find a drawing board that will meet your specific needs, and there are many different types from which you can choose. Some of the common types of drawing boards include but may not be limited to:
  • Field sketch boards.
  • Portable drawing boards.
  • Adjustable drawing boards.
  • Artist drawing boards.
  • Sketch pad boards.
  • Plain edge boards.
Be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find a portable drafting board that’s right for you!

What are drawing boards made of?

A drawing board will typically have a steel frame, because it has as much strength as the oak drafting tables that were made before but with more portability. The surface is often made of a thick sheet of compressed fiberboard that has been laminated on the surface, which is secured to the frame by a set of screws that can be easily removed before transport.

How do I maintain a drawing board?

You should clean your drawing board on a regular basis, which you can do with a household degreaser or a low-odor white spirit. But make sure you wash your hands beforehand. You should also cover the portable drafting table with a paper underlay, which will make pencil lines stronger and will minimize damage while you’re using a compass. You can attach paper to the board with stripes of tape that you should place diagonally at the top corners, but you should avoid resting your hands on the paper for too long because it will expand if it’s exposed to heat and moisture (which will lead to a more buckled drawing surface).

What is the standard size of a drawing board?

You can find a portable drafting board with a number of top sizes and vertical adjustments, so you want to find one that will meet your specific needs. The standard top sizes for a portable drafting table include:
  • 24 x 36 inches.
  • 30 x 42 inches.
  • 37.5 x 48 inches.
  • 37.5 x 60 inches.
  • 37.5 x 72 inches.
Feel free to look at what we have at Engineering Supply, so you can find a drawing board that’s right for you!

What is a drafting board used for?

Also called a drawing table, drafting table, or architect’s table, a drafting board can be used for any type of drawing, writing, or sketching on a large sheet of paper or for reading any type of large-format book or document. It can also be used to draw any kind of technical illustration (such as an engineering or architectural drawing).
If you’re looking for a place to find quality drawing boards from some of the best manufacturers on the market, be sure to look at what we have at Engineering Supply.

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