|Project by zzzzdoc||posted 01-07-2014 10:59 PM||3554 views||30 times favorited||10 comments|
Built this booth a while ago, to replace my quick knock-down spray booth. This is the much heavier duty version, that I’ve used with my Fuji HVLP system to finish furniture.
The table is quite versatile. First it is used as an assembly table, and when the project is finished, I just need to raise the side panels, lock them in place with the magnets, pivot up the filter assembly that holds the 3 filters, then slide the explosion proof fan into place that is conveniently stored under the table.
For a fan I used a 20” explosion-proof fan. Pricey, but impressive air movement, and nice that my workshop won’t go boom when I’m spraying pre-cat lacquer.
The back and top are plastic sheeting held in place with velcro.
It’s large enough to fit a pretty decent sized piece of furniture and spray a finish on it.
I’ve since replaced the filters with real spray booth filters, and made assemblies to hold them more securely in place.
The table top is made from hardboard so it can easily be replaced. Angle iron keeps it perfectly level, though a torsion box design could have done the same (but fitting the large fan assembly underneath might then be difficult.)
All-in-all a very useful project that I use all the time and works incredibly well.
I’ve since made a few changes and added two permanently attached switches to switch on the exhaust fan and a separate switched outlet for the HVLP gun. I’ll add those pictures in the future. Way too cold out now to drag it outside for pictures.
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