The last time I was there, I took some pictures of my friend's light table. I forgot to post them, and thought some of you might like to see it! The light table sits in the yarn section of her studio:
She loves the Latin flare and Toucans, so her studio is very colorful! I hope you can get the idea for the table and maybe build your own, if you have the room for it! (This is not meant to be a tutorial, just something to inspire your own creativity!)
The light tables covers the top of a normal wood table, which my friend has covered with a Mexican blanket to match her decor!
The table itself is handmade, just a frame that holds the glass top and some risers to hold it up.
Underneath the glass sit two florescent light fixtures.
Here is a top down view. You can see that she has a light above too. She keeps tape rolls under the glass for handy use in securing her paper--she reproduces her own rug hooking patterns for sale. Of course, those of you who use a light table for photos, you could get a frosted, less transparent glass top.
Hope this helps those of you who need a light table!!