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Combination Assembly Table and Retractable Explosion Proof Spray Booth

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Project by zzzzdoc posted 01-07-2014 10:59 PM 2672 views 29 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.





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#1 posted 01-07-2014 11:21 PM

Very nicely designed and built! Wish I had room for something like that as I’ve often thought of doing something similar.

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 12:13 AM

Very nice! I love how it all tucks up nicely to act as an assembly table.

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 12:14 AM

Nice design. It looks like you really put some thought into this.

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 12:47 AM

Very nice! I love the way it breaks down.

A nice addition would be an extension to make the table slide out so the larger work can sit on a turntable. It’s really nice to be able to spin the work, both when spraying and if you need to do a quick inspection in raking light.

Fuji make’s nice rigs, too!

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zzzzdoc

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#5 posted 01-08-2014 01:12 AM

Yes. I built a few small turntables that I rotate work on (no question that’s helpful while spraying).

I can’t fit a massive piece on this table, but it is 6’ wide, and 4’ deep, so it can fit some pretty good sized pieces – especially if broken down.

And yes, after the learning curve, I love the Fuji. I brought it up with me to Charles Neil’s finishing class and really learned how to use it, and I’ve loved using the HVLP since.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#6 posted 01-08-2014 02:46 AM

nice one! always great to have a spot for finishing and after spraying you never want to brush anything on again… faster and better quality finish, you cant go wrong with that! when I first built my spray booth I used furnace filters like u had pictured, wasn’t long before I switched to spray booth filters too, they don’t clog as fast. I recently switched to a new type, they come in roils about 30” wide and they are triangulated cardboard with offset holes to capture overspray but I noticed a great improvement in suction vs the other type of filter I was using before.

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zzzzdoc

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#7 posted 01-08-2014 03:08 AM

Who makes those filters. I’d love a link if you have one.

I have about a year’s supply of the spray booth filters, but they’re kind of annoying to store. I wouldn’t mind an alternative. They work great, just need to be squished to be stored in a reasonable space. They expand like crazy.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#8 posted 01-08-2014 04:30 AM

That is very nice. And I like that it will accommodate large items but that it also doubles as assembly table.

Thanks for sharing this. It’s just what I’m looking for

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#9 posted 01-08-2014 04:49 AM

smart design. Nice!

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 05:08 PM

Great design ZZZZdoc

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