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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.

Thanks for Watching and Commenting
Stelios L.A. Stavrinides

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --





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Sanding2day

946 posts in 470 days


#1 posted 413 days ago

Looks like you have made a great use of the space :) Here is to future flawless finishes… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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steliart

1807 posts in 1312 days


#2 posted 413 days ago

Sanding2day
Thanks for visiting & comment

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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AngieO

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#3 posted 413 days ago

Looks like you did a great job. Following your thread about the pocket hold screw alternative.

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steliart

1807 posts in 1312 days


#4 posted 413 days ago

Thanks Angie :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Jerry

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#5 posted 413 days ago

Great system!! I am in the process of designing my paint booth. I think I’ll use your drying rack.
thanks!!!

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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aussiedave

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#6 posted 413 days ago

Very nicely done, looks great and a great idea using up the mezzanine floor for a spray booth. You have to be very pleased with converting that space to good use.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Roger

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#7 posted 413 days ago

Looks good steli. Is there an exhaust fan in there somewhere??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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steliart

1807 posts in 1312 days


#8 posted 413 days ago

Yes Roger is right under the table, so when I spray some of it goes direct into it. For now it’s ok, but I have not yet worked in the booth for a very long period, but I do have another big strong fan that I can easily but it on the left on the dry wall and duct it direct out of the shop.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 410 days ago

Great job on making such a functional and affordable set up. Very creative and resourceful build that will get plenty of use and make great projects.

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