Shop Updates #7: finishing booth - table

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Blog entry by teenagewoodworker posted 12-27-2008 05:26 AM 1763 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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well i have alot of finishing stuff. i am also getting a lot into the spraying so the chance arose to get my own little finishing booth in the corner of my attic right near 2 windows so of course i jumped on the opertunity. just to give you a perspective. after i cleaned out my finishing cabinet here was my stuff. and my table saw is 4 foot 3 inches by 27 inches



so this is where i will cover the construction of the table. its not fine woodworking but my woodworking passion really can be seen through this. here is the table top. it is 77 inches by 44 inches. all the joinery is little stub tenons with 3 in deck screws in them. very strong and stable. i didn’t glue because my parents are doing my attic over in about a year so this is only temporary. then i will build a shed outside :)


then the legs. simple enough. just screwed in place. i got the height by holding my spray gun at a height that is comfortable to me and then subtracting 8 inches. my final height was 30 inches.


then i flipped it over and screwed on the 3/8” OSB for the top. again simple enough. i chose OSB because i just need a surface. it doesn’t need to be 100 percent flat, it doesn’t need to be sturdy i have the supports for that, and its going to be covered so this was the cheapest so i went for it.


now you also might notice that at the ends there is a few inches where the 2×4 sticks out. this is so i can make a little holder for the rosin paper or in this case builders paper. this is essential because once you spray a finish if it gets on a surface that you can’t remove then next time you spray dyes the dyes will sit on the surface and you’ll get dye all over your hands and on your workpiece without knowing it. don’t ask me how i know this :)



now here’s a picture of me with the finished table!


next to come is some shelves for all my finishes and then some tarps to enclose it and i’m good to go.

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#1 posted 12-27-2008 05:33 AM

Nice job. Looks like a good solution to your finishing problems.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 12-27-2008 05:34 AM

yep karson. its gonna be nice. especially with the next 6 pieces i am building. 4 of the paying. they are all going to be sprayed.

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#3 posted 12-27-2008 05:37 AM

Love the paper idea Denis! Nicely done! Can’t wait to see the final booth in action!

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 05:38 AM

thanks marc. i can’t wait to try it out too. its gonna be nice to be able to spray anything but wb dyes for a change :)

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#5 posted 12-27-2008 06:14 AM


Now you need to get yourself a lazy susan bearing and make a small swiveling surface. You can spray your projects from any angle without having to walk around your new work table.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 12-27-2008 06:26 AM

Now this is what I call using what space you have. Good cross ventilation with the two windows. I just wouldn’t want to be hauling anything big up there to finish it.

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#7 posted 12-27-2008 06:26 AM

oops, double post and I can’t find the delete option

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#8 posted 12-27-2008 06:31 AM

nicely done !

-- Martin, Gatineau, Québec

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#9 posted 12-27-2008 02:09 PM

Great use of space and cross ventilation. I agree with K…....... Big project would be tough to get up there and finish. With that HVLP sprayer you have there you could spray big projects outdoors if the weather permits. I have done that many times myself.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 12-27-2008 05:53 PM

Looks nice, Denis.

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#11 posted 12-27-2008 06:59 PM

Nice, simple, functional…great job! I love the paper holder idea..that would work great for a glue up table as well to make cleaning up squeeze out allot easier. I also think Lew hit on a good idea as well…to incorporate a lazy susan swivel into it, but that might be tough to work out with the paper.


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#12 posted 12-28-2008 12:56 AM

Nice job Denis.

That roll of paper is a great idea!


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#13 posted 12-28-2008 01:05 AM

Blastin some children of bodom up in the attic huh Denny

-- check out my amazing woodburning , Pat

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