How to Draw a Table

Easy, step by step Table drawing tutorial
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Today, the table is a basic article of furniture found in nearly every home around the world. The table is a flat surface supported by various sorts of legs. The table has been used since at least the seventh century B.C.E. - nearly 3,000 years.

Tables perform a variety of uses. Since Medieval times, the dining table has been popular for entertaining. In the centuries that followed, tables were developed for specialized uses - tea tables and card tables, for example. Today, tables are even used for sports such as ping pong, also called table tennis.

In the past, most tables were made of wood or metal. Some were made from stone. Today, wooden tables are still popular, but they may also be constructed from plastic, cardboard, glass, or other modern materials.

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The table is often used symbolically. King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table were said to use a table circular in shape so that no one would be at the "head" of the table; instead, all were equal. The dinner table today symbolizes family togetherness. If someone asks, "What can you bring to the table?" they mean, "What skills or resources do you have?" "Putting it all on the table" means being open and honest in communication.

Would you like to draw a cartoon table? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Gingerbread House, Door, and Camera.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Table

Table drawing - step 1
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1. Use four straight lines to draw a parallelogram, or slanted square. This will become the surface of the table.

Table drawing - step 2
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2. Draw straight lines parallel to the near sides of the tabletop. These lines should meet at a point at the corner. Then, attach each of the corners of the tabletop to the lines using short lines.

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Table drawing - step 3
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3. Draw the side of the table. From one of the near sides, extend two short, straight lines downward. Connect them using a straight line, forming a rectangle.

Table drawing - step 4
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4. Draw the other side of the table. Extend a short, straight line downward from the near side. Then, attach it to the corner of the table's other side using a long, straight line.

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5. Draw a table leg, erasing as necessary. Extend two long, straight lines downward from the corner of the table. Connect them at the bottom using a short line.

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6. Give the table leg a three-dimensional appearance. Draw another long, straight line parallel to the first. Connect them at the bottom using a short line.

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7. Draw another table leg. Extend three long, straight lines from the corner - one from the tabletop and two from its side. Connect them at the bottom using short lines.

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8. Draw the third table leg. Extend two long, straight lines from the table's side, and one from beneath the tabletop. Connect them at the bottom using short lines.

Table drawing - step 9
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8. Draw the third table leg. Extend two long, straight lines from the table's side, and one from beneath the tabletop. Connect them at the bottom using short lines.

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Color your cartoon table. Many tables of this sort are brown, as they are made from wood. However, even a wooden table can be painted any color you could dream up, so be creative.

Whether you're setting the table for dinner or inviting over a few friends, we've got the drawing guides to show you how.

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