I came across this really helpful blog post awhile back that should help answer both of your questions.
On a side note, I’m sure many of you have noticed that my ask box is closed. I’ve been too busy at school this semester to really keep up with this blog, so I’m slowly replying to all of the questions currently piled up. I will reopen my ask box once I’ve gone through the current questions in there.
dreamdinosaurs said: I bought one from Colin Johnson just last week. I really like it. It’s sturdy, and works well. He’s super nice ( I met him in person), and really wants his customers to be satisfied with their purchase. I say do it.
amiraelizabeth said: I remember I bought my animation/drafting table from this place called cartoon colour (cartooncolor dot com). I’ve had it for over 10 years and it has survived 2 moves with little wear and tear. Just a suggestion.