|Project by steliart||posted 07-02-2013 02:00 PM||10108 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
Paint Booth, Finishing Table & Drying Rack
Over my workshop there’s a small Mezzanine (second level) split in two rooms, big enough to be used for finishing and drying.
As I had very low budget for this project I tried to made the best I could for now, using inexpensive 18mm (3/4) OSB and plastic sheets to enclose it.
Going up the stairs you go direct into the paint booth, so I made an OSB door covered with nylon sheet and to the left there was an open rail space which I cover also with nylon using dry wall metal studs to frame it.
Since my air compressor was under the staircase it was very easy to bring a spray gun outlet in the booth.
I build a finishing table with rabbets from some 2X2 that can hold 4 frames which can be easily carried into the drying room and onto the rack.
The table when not in use can be easily folded on the wall to free more floor space.
An old air curtain fan with a 4” soil pipe attached to it serves for air extraction.
For small things a Lazy Susan on some kind of “table” (LOL) does what is suppose to do.
Two box fluorescent lights to the left and right of the table and 2X5feet on the ceiling give me a good lighting in the paint booth.
My drying rack system is in dimensions to hold the frames from and to the finishing table.
Each frame has two metal keyhole pats and can be easily lifted and carried away with the help of two metal cabinet handles.
The drying room is also big enough to be used for storage of other stuff.
Did I mention that I was low on budget?
Well all the frames and the door ware build with the Kreg jig system but instead of using the Kreg screws which I have to import from overseas (this is expensive for me), so I saved them by choosing to use an alternative way to screw the frames and still be strong enough for the purpose I needed them for.
My alternative was to use a 3.5X30mm chipboard or drywall screws together with an M4 washer, in my surprise it worked great, and save my Kreg screws for a more serious joint project.
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Stelios L.A. Stavrinides
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