Simple, functional dust collector stand / table.

  • Advertise with us
Project by dbhost posted 10-24-2009 04:15 AM 3543 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to show off more of the shop organization than a real woodworking project per se… I needed to straighten out the line from my dust collector, to my separator, and as always, maximize floor space. I did both tonight using scrap lumber, and simple metal L brackets.

Does this count as fine woodworking? Duh… No. But this is something I had never seen anyone else do before.

I simply took a piece of 3/4 ply that had been previously used as a tool stand mount board / table top for my planer (now on the tool stacker project listed a couple of weeks ago). Some hurricane Ike fence scrap 2×4 cutoffs for legs, and some National Hardware L bracket braces that have been in my shop for at least 10 years. This all came together in the matter of about a half hour including setup and cleanup time.

The compressor fits neatly under the stand, and all compressor controls operate freely. Noise is no worse than it was with the compressor on the floor.

Room between DC and ceiling is a mere 1”, but that was designed in that way.

I have seen the teeny 1 HP side bag type DCs set up on wall mounted shelves, but this is the first stand for a DC I have ever seen. Just thought I would post this and maybe give some folks an idea for something they could do to save some precious shop floor space.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

10 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


115206 posts in 3044 days

#1 posted 10-24-2009 04:19 AM

simple works

-- Custom furniture

View drfixit's profile


318 posts in 2611 days

#2 posted 10-24-2009 04:38 AM

Nice, how much does it help having the drum before the HF dust collector, I have the same one, with out the upgraded canister filter and had though about putting a preseperator on mine.

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

View dbhost's profile


5609 posts in 2699 days

#3 posted 10-24-2009 04:55 AM

I had a baffle in the inlet ring. The pre separator simple keeps me from having to fool with the bag every time I use the planer, jointer, or lathe. (I have overrun the drum three times since I built it).

The drum is fitted with a Thien separator baffle, it’s not a straight through job like many of them are.

Advantages to the drum are. #1. MUCH higher shaving capacity. I can usually go an entire evening’s work without having to empty it. I had to typically empty the bag twice per night’s work, and would be 1/4 full by the time I would finish. Especially with the planer… #2. MUCH easier to empty than the bag. I am not sure you can even tell how much is in the bag, but that is all that has made it to the bag since I built that pre separator.

I would STRONGLY suggest you get a 1 micron cartridge, or at the very least a 1 micron bag for the top. The stock bags on these things let too much through… The dust you see on my DC base is because I am a klutz changing the bags out… My shop air quality has gone WAY up since adding the Wynn filter…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View drfixit's profile


318 posts in 2611 days

#4 posted 10-24-2009 05:19 AM

Cool, thanks for the info and the ideas!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

View Ken90712's profile


16957 posts in 2656 days

#5 posted 10-24-2009 12:12 PM

Thats one big dust collector! I love the dive weights on the floor! I have been a diver for over 25 yrs. Started in the Great Lakes. Some say thats real diving, but living in So California I prefer the warmer water now. LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View drfisherman's profile


33 posts in 2637 days

#6 posted 10-24-2009 04:20 PM

Very nice am very jealous – is that a canoe or kayak hanging there?

-- "The worst day fishing is better than the best day working!"

View dbhost's profile


5609 posts in 2699 days

#7 posted 10-24-2009 06:35 PM

Canoe. Pelican Excursion 146 DLX (Ash thwart and seats).

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View Dustmite97's profile


439 posts in 2687 days

#8 posted 10-25-2009 01:06 AM

This seems like a great solution for small shops. Great work.

View dbhost's profile


5609 posts in 2699 days

#9 posted 10-26-2009 08:16 PM

Sorry drfisherman, I left one key word out there. canoe…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

View Bob A in NJ's profile

Bob A in NJ

1204 posts in 3466 days

#10 posted 02-02-2010 01:22 PM

I’ve done a few of these space saving idea also so I applaund your efforts. The one idea I love is with my compressor. It’s loud as heck and scared the be-jesus out of me when it kicks in. I drilled a hole in the wall to my basement and ran an airline and wire switch to it. Now, when it kicks in, all the noise is contained in the basement vs my garage and it’s much easier on my ears.

-- Bob A in NJ

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics