A drawing board is a desktop or free-standing table which typically features a parallel motion or sliding ruler. The ruler runs full width across the board surface and can be freely moved up or down across the working area whilst maintaining a horizontal aspect. This allows the straight edge of the ruler to be used as a datum when using other drawing tools such as rulers, protractors or set squares.
Get yourself through your training and invest in your future at the same time. Looking through our wide range of drawing boards and you'll find the perfect size for you and your design studio. We have something for every budget, from large A0 drawing boards and tables to small and highly portable drawing boards. No-matter if you are interested in hobby design or have just started a design course we have the perfect board for you.
For decades Orchard drawing equipment has been used by students and teachers around the world.
Space saving solutions for schools and colleges such as our popular Flip Top drawing table is a reversible desk fitted with an A1 or A2 drawing board and has been a fundamental piece of furniture in classrooms for many different creative and technical courses.
Find out more about Orchard products in educational sectors.
For the ultimate in precision drawing our range of A0, A1 and A2 free-standing drawing tables give the adjustment to truly allow you to work in the way you want.
If you want to draw with precision and accuracy, you need the right tools. Our wide range of professional drawing boards are made by Orchard in the UK. We have sizes for A3, A2, A1 and A0 paper. Plus extra large 2A0 sizes are available on the Denby free standing drawing board. From desk top, to free standing. College design student to professional architect, all our drawing boards are built to last with a 5 year warranty as standard.
Orchard work closely with artists and designers from all skill levels to make sure our world class drawing boards meet modern, professional demands.
Our wide range of free standing and portable drawing boards are available in all sizes and with prices ranges for any budget.
Some of the world's leading architects and designers learned their craft on an Orchard drawing board. They are a trusted name in the industry and second to none in terms of quality and precision. Both our desktop drawing boards and free-standing drawing tables are hand made by Orchard in the UK. Our craftsman have the same eye for detail and precision as the professional artists and architects who use our drawing boards. You can be assured that your drawing board will last a career and be the trusty tool you need it to be.
Over our 27 year history we have supplied designers all over the world, not only into education sectors but into professional establishments. With such a wide range of uses from large format A0 and A1 plan reproduction to small scale A2 and A3 sketching, Orchard have been the backbone for many inspired creations throughout the world.