I wanted to share my home made light table with my readers. My husband built this for me last year; I love the size of it. As you can see below, it is large enough to accommodate a fairly large pattern piece. With a small amount of wood and a couple purchased lights, he was able to put this together in a very small amount of time. We had a picture frame that was in pretty bad shape that we were no longer using; however, the glass in it was in perfect condition. It's a little heavy, so I don't take it far. When storing, I leave it standing up and put it on the side of one of my sewing tables. I hope this helps give some of you an alternative to laying out some big bucks for a tracing table.