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This compact taboret is the perfect choice for the artist with limited space!
Available in two colors–Natural (Golden Oak) and Dark (Dark Walnut)
Sleek and minimalistic, this compact design is handcrafted entirely from 3/4″ solid wood including the front of the table made from solid oak or knotty alder. Built with the best quality in mind, this heavy duty taboret will stand up to any kind of use. More than just a storage cabinet, this beautiful piece of furniture will brighten up any studio.
A better Taboret is mounted on casters (front-locking) for mobility.
The large top work area includes a 23.5″x 23.75″ glass palette. The bottom side of the palette is covered with a neutral gray vinyl coating for accurate color mixing. Notches along the back edge of A better Taboret provide an area for holding wet brushes.
With removable dividers (two sizes included) the top three drawers are designed to hold paint tubes and are versatile enough to hold any kind of storage you need. A single drawer can hold as many as 40 tubes of paint (40ml).
Built from solid 3/4” wood for durability and longevity, a pull-out tray increases the amount of available work area in A better Taboret.
Designed by an artist with innovative features exclusive to this taboret, A better Taboret is the perfect choice for any serious artist!
Overall Dimensions–25.25″ Width | 25.25″ Depth | 31.75″ Height
Glass Palette–23.75″ Width | 23.75″ Depth
Pullout Tray–22.5″ Width | 24.25″ Depth
(3)Drawer Dimensions (Inside)–21.25″ Width | 22″ Depth | 2.5″ Height
(1)Drawer Dimensions (Inside)–21.25″ Width | 22″ Depth | 7″ Height
(1) glass palette
(8) wood (solid oak) drawer dividers
(75) 4.5″ wood (birch) drawer dividers
(30) 7″ wood (birch) drawer dividers
(4) wheel casters (2 locking)
Go to our store to order one!
We’re excited to unveil an EVEN better deluxe studio edition taboret! The overall design of a better taboret has been modified slightly to improve functionality. And within this updated design there are two major upgrades; 1) the compartment that holds a brush cleaning tank has been widened to hold TWO tanks and 2) the right side cupboard now contains a trash can with a slide out cover for easy access to the trash can. We couldn’t be happier with these modifications–it is truly now an even better taboret!
ps–we’re getting very close to releasing the compact “Academy” version of a better taboret, watch for it in the next few weeks!
Here are a few features that are exclusive to A better Taboret:
1. Area for an old phone book. I learned from my mentor, William Whitaker, how to use an old phone book to clean the paint out of my brush. You dip your brush in your mineral spirits ONCE then wipe out your brush on the top page of the phone book and tear the page out. Repeat this process until no more color comes out of your brush. This saves on gunking up the tank as quickly and wasting paper towels thus saving money, plus everybody’s got an old phone book laying around.
2. Boxes for quartered shop towels. This is also something I learned from Whitaker–I use paper shop towels to wipe/clean out my brushes when painting. And by quartering them I can get more out of a roll of towels. I wanted boxes to hold them since sometimes when I’m painting with my hand palette and I’ve got a small stack of towels on my taboret, they slide around everywhere when I’m trying to wiping out my brush. The boxes will keep them from doing that–same with the phone book box!
3. Box for brush cleaning tank. I wanted somewhere to keep my brush cleaning tank since I use it constantly. Now I’ve got a place for it!
4. Areas for cups/canisters. These are similar to most artist taboret tables with hole cut-outs for canisters and cups to hold mediums and such. Very useful.
5. Hinged cover. This cover makes this taboret table very unique! The hinged cover closes to hide these items on your taboret table that are sometimes an eye sore. And more importantly, blocks the air to keep the mineral spirits, mediums, etc from evaporating quickly. The cover is also notched on the underside for an additional area to rest paintbrushes during painting sessions.
6. Paintbrush rests. The entire back edge of the taboret is notched to hold many wet brushes. When I’m painting, I’m always looking for places to put my brushes down without making a mess. Now I’ve got plenty.
7. Glass palette. Of course this taboret needed a large area for mixing paint. A large portion of the top is reserved for a 1/4″ thick glass palette.
8. Trash can. The right side cupboard of A better Taboret contains a full extension pull-out garbage can for easy removal of waste materials. And the sliding cover on top make easy access to the garbage and then closes to hide it.
The idea for this taboret table began as a need for a better work table than what I was using. At first I was just looking to buy a taboret table from the art supply stores, but I was very disappointed with what I saw. Most of the tables I looked at were very basic and didn’t include anything that I felt should be necessary in a serious artist’s taboret table. So I decide to build my own! With the help of my friend Jared and his carpenter skills, we set out to make a taboret table better than anything out there. And we really feel it is.