My spray booth

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Project by builtinabarn posted 06-23-2009 02:23 AM 3366 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really needed an enclosed spray booth. What to do, What to do. I have this area on the side of the barn that use to park my tractor. Then I needed a place for my plywood / scrap wood cart. So the cart parked where the tractor used to. But then, I figured that would be the perfect place to put the spray booth. I did it cheap. I just did a little frame work and enclosed it with plastic sheeting. I framed out the front for a big breathing door. Added 2 20” high velocity fans (for exhaust) ,covered by some a/c filter material and on the left side , I built drying racks for all the things Im spraying. As far as lights go, I have a 8 foot florescent fixture toward the front area (where the racks are) and I have 2 commercial jobsite 500 watt halogen fixtures above the spraying area. It gives off nice natural looking light. The booth is not real wide but good and long. 8 foot wide by 24 foot long. Took me one day to complete and I have done some pretty nice finishing in there already.
Thanks for checking out my booth, Bob

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 06-23-2009 02:33 AM

That came out great!
Smart use for that space.
Just try and keep that famous “Wood Talk Online” Turkey outta there!
Don’t want him breathing in any spray and loosing his Gobble! LOL

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 06-23-2009 02:48 AM

looks like a really nice sit up, I dropped some plastic from my garage door to make an encloser with a fan at the bottom of the door, it is rough but works alright for now. Would love to have a setup like yours.

-- F.Little

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#3 posted 06-23-2009 03:04 AM

Nice looking setup. If it works then use it should be the motto of all of us.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 06-23-2009 03:20 AM

looks great, i like the idea and might have to try something like that myself

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#5 posted 06-23-2009 04:19 AM

Nice space use conversion… but what happened to the tractor? Looks like you are spraying parts for that office furniture you were working on?

Here at home, we have a living room and dining room that goes unused… I’ve been threatening to convert them to a wood shop… duh, not much progress…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#6 posted 06-23-2009 04:22 AM

Best use of space well done .

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 06-23-2009 05:02 AM

Nice use of that space. Looks good. Thanks for posting.

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 06-23-2009 05:49 AM

Major envy going on around here : ) Nice job and use of space…I hope I’ll never need to get to the stuff in the back of my garage….LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 06-23-2009 06:16 AM

Looks great. Plenty of light and ventilation. You are a lucky man!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#10 posted 06-23-2009 01:35 PM

A really good productive work space…...well done.

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#11 posted 06-23-2009 03:44 PM

Great idea. Gotta love that compressor too, a little tool envy going on here.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#12 posted 06-23-2009 07:37 PM

Sweet! I’m green with envy.
Well done.

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#13 posted 06-24-2009 12:18 AM

Neat idea.

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#14 posted 06-13-2010 08:06 AM

Nice idea, just be careful with the fans, they sort of should be explosion proof motors. Unless you only work with water base.

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#15 posted 08-10-2015 04:35 PM

That’s a very cool space to do your finishing. Plenty of drying racks. Very nice!

-- Patrick Parson Workshop

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