can it sit, angled in your lap?
Martin 18x24 Wood Grain Parallel Edge Drawing Board
Create your artwork on this sturdy drawing board. This board is made from wood and features a woodgrain surface with a black straightedge. Its foldable legs will allow you to adjust the board to just the right angle while working.
- Color: Woodgrain top with black straightedge
- Materials: Wood, steel
- Dimensions: 3 inches high x 18 inches wide x 24 inches long
- Model: U-PEB1824M
- Parallel straightedge board utilizes an anti-warp aluminum body straightedge for strength, and stability
- Deep ribbed strips so the unit can be adjusted over the table edge to bring the artwork into the users lap
- Each side of the unit has large knobs for adjusting the straight-edge to align with the artwork/drawing and stay parallel
- Two foldable fixed legs which adjust board to a slight angle
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