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Downdraft Sanding Table Box

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Project by fixthisbuildthat posted 03-05-2015 02:52 PM 3106 views 22 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had some scrap MDF, ply and peg board laying around, so I figured I’d throw together a downdraft sanding table. It is an extremely basic build and I just used brad nails and glue for all the joints. The size is fully configurable to meet your needs, I’m actually going to go back and make a larger one later I believe.

Go check out http://fixthisbuildthat.com/shop-projects/diy-downdraft-sanding-table-box/ for a full build walk through!

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 03-05-2015 05:17 PM

Nice build. Does it work as well as you thought it would. I was a little disappointed that mine didn’t suck dust as much as I had hoped, but still keeps a lot of dust out of the air.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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Matt in Franklin

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 06:36 PM

nice work!

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 09:02 PM

you do not have large enough holes to be effective, enlarge them and see what happens.
how many cfm is your dc?

-- Jeff NJ

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fixthisbuildthat

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#4 posted 03-06-2015 02:52 AM

Thanks, Robert! It actually does a great job for me. I have it hooked up to a 1200 cfm dust collector and it does well. One thing that really made it work great was adding temporary sides to it when sanding. I have 1/2” plywood that I put along the sides to make about a 6” wall on 3 sides. So anything that is going to fling out hits the wall and slows down enough for the suction to grab it. Without the walls it’s still effective, just not 100%.


Nice build. Does it work as well as you thought it would. I was a little disappointed that mine didn t suck dust as much as I had hoped, but still keeps a lot of dust out of the air.

- robert triplett


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Redoak49

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#5 posted 03-06-2015 05:17 PM

Does not really matter size of dust collector since you have a 2.5 inch hose connected and that limits flow.

I built a similar one and matched the area of the holes to the area of the hose to take best advantage of the dust collector. I also used different diameter holes in certain locations to improve performance.

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Patrick's work shop

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#6 posted 03-07-2015 06:17 PM

very nice i made one a while back and it works great for all the small sanding jobs thanks for posting

-- Patrick's work shop

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