Listed District’s Phenomenal Finds Vol. 18 – First Draft

Ellen Richardson, a graphic designer and Pleasant Plains resident, recently took her Craigslist hunting skills to the next level with the launch of her blog, Listed District. Listed District offers daily DC Craigslist findings of everything from Mid-Century and Industrial furniture, to bikes and the utterly strange.  Every week Ellen is going to share a roundup of some Phenomenal Finds with PoPville.

Architecture aims at Eternity.
-Christopher Wren

Today’s Listed District Phenomenal Finds rounds up a great selection of accoutrements for the architect (and the rest of us). This comes in honor of my partner in crime (and in life), who is currently in the home stretch of his AREs (Architect Registration Examination). – and anyone who has taken them will tell you, it’s no small feat! A total of seven exams test the courage, skill, and focus of only the bravest students of architecture. Dramatic? Yes. Almost over? Thank God.

Drafting tables as a professional tool aren’t as common as they once were – design firms have less room for this size furniture, and the computerization of the industry has rendered these bohemoths less practical. But the pure of heart, hands-on designers out there still covet the large drawing surface and, more and more, drafting tables are becoming a nostalgic luxury. Flat files, cabinets used to store large (you guessed it) flat drawings and materials, have made a huge appearance in interiors as coffee tables, accent tables and more. Consider adding industrial casters to the bottom of one section of flat files for an incredible statement. Happy hunting!

Finds after the jump.

$20 – Dazor Industrial Task Lamp

$150 – Neolt Modern, Yellow Drafting Table

$200 – Vintage Drafting Table (check out the base!)

$250 – Hamilton Drafting table (heavy duty!)

$300 – Mayline Drafting Table, Gray

$425 – 13 Drawer Metal Flat File

$500 – Huge Antique Oak Flat File

$750 (ouch!) – Drafting Table + Chair

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