Arts and crafts make for wonderful hobbies, and within this category, the art of scrapbooking is among the most popular. Scrapbooking requires not only a good amount of creativity, but also lots of patience. As such, it is important that the avid scrapbooker find an adequate scrapbooking table.
The Scrapbooking Table: Not Just a Regular Table
A common mistake that many people make is to turn their kitchen table into a scrapbooking table. It is as if the idea of simply cleaning off any objects that normally adorn the table will magically turn said table into the perfect place to make scrapbooks.
Scrapbooking is an art, and art should never be created where people normally eat. Glue could get stuck on the table or tablecloths, and certain scrapbooking projects might require hot glue, which is extremely difficult to remove on normal table surfaces. In addition to glue (and depending on the project) things like glitter and stickers can go all over the place as well.
Another main concern in regards to using a kitchen table as a scrapbooking table is its lack of comfort. Scrapbooking is meant to be done several hours at a time. Sitting hunched over a kitchen table is neither good for one’s posture nor one’s scrapbooking morale.
The ideal scrapbooking table is positioned at an angle so that one may prop the scrapbook up in front of them as if one was looking at a sheet of music on a piano. This allows for proper viewing of the book as one is working on it. The table should be at about waist-height. For those with especially long legs, a suggestion is to look for an adjustable table. Additionally, a scrapbooking table should be made of a washable surface to allow for any spillage of glue or runny markers.
Another important feature that every scrapbooking table should have is a place to put colored pencils, markers, and other decorative attributes that are to be applied to the scrapbook. This allows for easy access to these items, which makes the scrapbooking process all the more enjoyable.
A scrapbooking table can be found at local craft stores or on the Internet, and of course, prices will vary depending on how detailed one wants the accessories on the scrapbooking table to be. In the end, one must choose the scrapbooking table that is best for them both creatively and physically, for the right scrapbooking table is sure to help in the creative process.