The primary component for my studio upgrade is my new studio table. I’ve been designing and redesigning it for months. I wanted something that had storage for my collage and embellishment bits and bobs as well as blank boards and papers.
I generally work flat, and have typically used a table for my work surface. The problem comes when I have several pieces going, and I’m digging through my collage paper files and such. They then tend to get strewn all over the place.
I designed and built the shelves so that my favorite plastic tubs would fit on them.
For someone who has difficulty with remembering that building materials have three dimensions to them, I did pretty well with this. Although, it’s a lot bigger than I thought it would be! Well, it’s probably more accurate to say that it feels larger than I thought it would now that it’s in the studio.
It’s 3’x5′ and 3′ tall. It’s on swivel casters, so I can move it out of the way if I need to. Normally, I’ll probably have it up against the window, not perpendicular to it the way it is now. I have it this way so I can access both sides.
The other side:
The shelves on this side are 12″ deep, instead of the 18″ on the other side. This should fit the smaller tubs well, and leaves a gap in the middle. I don’t often work on paper and frame behind glass, but I wanted a good place to store mat board when I do. A full sheet of mat board is 32×40, which will fit perfectly in the gap that you can see in the first photo.
I’ll have to take another photo another time, I jumped in and started getting my things organized and so have tubs and things everywhere at the moment. But, the portion in the photo above that’s not shelving, opens to the far end, and is for blank board and paper storage. I should be quite organized once I get it all done!