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Project by kiefer posted 03-08-2016 11:52 PM 2858 views 22 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this sanding booth from material I had on hand and it works super.
The idea of making a booth which is made from house wrap to capture more of the dust that tends to get blown past the edge of the table by the sander or router . The other thought is that I need something compact to be stored on the wall since floor space is at a premium in my shop .
The base is made from laminated hardwood flooring about five inches high and covered with a top that is drilled in a grid two inches square with 1/4” holes that are counter sunk to a 1/2” diameter at the surface .
Underneath there are two pieces of MDF flooring sheet sloped in from the long edges and a third piece connecting the two to form a channel which terminates on the right side into a 4” metal coupler to which the dust collector connects .The hood is stapled to the table along the edges and a moulding is nailed on to further seal the joint and supported by the two outside A Frames and a connector pieces with tennons at the ends which fits into notches into the upper A frames which makes setup easy and quick and just as easy to take down and store ,when folded down the A Frames and cross piece stay inside the made from house wrap hood and a VELCRO strap holds the package in place for storage . The complete assembly is sized that I can hang it inside my large cross cut sled on the same peg .(see pic 4 ) I also added a hole for my orbital sander stand and (which is removable ) and a lamp with a LED bulb which is great for checking the sanding process .
I sanded some cabinet doors and was a little concerned about them sliding around while sanding but found that the suction is so great that I had a bit of a time lifting them and even with the sanding mat on the table and a smaller piece laying on top of it there is enough suction and friction to allow easy sanding and the hood allowed virtually no dust to escape into the air .( my was watching with a light shining across the opening of the hood for dust escaping ) .The size is about 34” wide and 25” deep with a 24” high front opening and the cost is about zero .
I love the result of this inexpensive dust problem solver and am now looking for other applications as dust is always a problem getting into the air and collecting it at source as much as possible is a plus .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 03-09-2016 01:14 AM

Another great idea Klaus. I like the use of tyvek as a light weight covering to restrict the air.

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#2 posted 03-09-2016 01:32 AM

Great design, Klaus….you have me thinking that I need to do something like this. All my tools connect to a shop vac hose, but even with the sander connected, there is a lot of dust flying around the shop/garage. It’s on my list!

-- jbschutz

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 02:16 AM

Klaus … good to see another LJ using house wrap in their shop. It also makes good tool covers.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#4 posted 03-09-2016 02:21 AM

Great idea! I like the fold down for storage and I can see adapting your design for a spray booth. Alex will be proud of you and your use of house wrap.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 03-09-2016 04:15 AM

Thanks TechTeacher04
I find uses for house wrap in a lot of applications for instance in a garden light I made a few yers ago and the wrap still looks good .

Thanks John
I am happy to get you thinking and this does help with dust control .

Thanks Alex
Yes I am on board and I will find more uses for the wrap and tool covers are one idea I will likely adopt .

Thanks John
Let us know how the spray booth works out it sounds interesting .
Alex has some good ideas and uses for house wrap and we all have the benefit of his projects .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 03-09-2016 11:10 AM

Great idea Kiefer. Like the job. Very usefull. Need one similar. Thank for share.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#7 posted 03-09-2016 03:38 PM

Thanks Gerardo
Looking forward to your model and seeing it in action .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-09-2016 03:39 PM

Very nice work, Klaus.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 04:26 PM

Great ideal buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#10 posted 03-10-2016 03:30 PM

Nice! Something we all can use!
Thanks for sharing.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 03-13-2016 04:15 PM

Simple , cheap, and classy. I like it. I have always wanted to do some type of downdraft table but ended up in a different direction. I know these work very well. Nice job on the fold down design Klaus.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 03-14-2016 11:52 AM

Another well thought out and executed project Klaus. Keep it going.



-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#13 posted 03-20-2016 04:39 AM

Great sanding booth, Klaus. you just reminded me that I have to build a down draft table when I get home.

thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#14 posted 03-31-2016 02:30 PM

Looks pretty handy Klaus. The less dust the better!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 04-10-2016 09:07 AM

Hello Klaus

Nice design

Simple and effective

I like the idea

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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