The Art Monster
I Finished the Art Table!
I’m calling her Rolling Art Monster and she is a thing of beauty! I can’t even begin to guess what she weighs, but she’s a very functional beast. She’s so heavy, the black caster wheels leave a mark on the floor whenever I move it.
After a year, the home office is finally complete: standing desk, Art Monster, all the books, all the supplies which have laid dormant and unused, even the art I’ve bought that hasn’t seen light in years – all in my tiny little office.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Rolling Art Monster
Why is she so big?
I wanted to be able to use these old wood flat files I inherited from my father. I think I remember that he saved them from being discarded from a building downtown many decades ago. Each drawer is one unit and they interlock with each other. All the weight of the stack is supported in each frame and I continued that in stacking it all up. But yeah, she takes up some serious square footage.
Are you going to stain her? Why is she so many shades of wood?
No. I like her the way she is. I did varnish the work surfaces and shelves with several coats of satin polyurethane to make them usable and avoid splinters.
The drawing surface is something I found on Amazon. The angle of the board is adjustable and I worked the base of it into the top so it sits flush with the other surfaces when it is laying flat.
Are you going to put cabinet doors on her?
No, I don’t have the space in my office for them to swing open.