Step 1 – Build Your Walls
Lay out the 1×8 boards horizontally and place the 1×6 boards at evenly spaced intervals. Secure with screws (pre-drill to prevent splitting). Use a carpenter’s square (or square block of wood) to keep boards level and place scrap wood underneath for support. On one of the walls (side wall) install a 1×8 board across at center for added support. (Later you’ll see that I added handles to make it easier to move.)
Step 2 – Frame Out Filter Pocket
Measure the height of your table / stand and mark the position of the bottom of the filter pocket accordingly.
Install a 1×4 board cut to length flat across the bottom between the vertical boards (A). Measure up 20″ from the bottom board to install the top boards (turned sideways) on the front and back sides of the filter frame (B). Then measure, cut and install 1×2 trim pieces to frame out and support the filter opening (C).
Step 3 – Add Wheels / Support Blocks
Step 4 – Secure & Install Back Wall
Install 2×4 level to wall stud.
Install hinges to support and booth wall.
Step 5 – Secure Side Wall
Install safety latch eye hooks to easily line and attach side wall to back wall. Secure side wall to ceiling-mounted chain for added stability.
Step 6 – Cover Walls with Plastic Sheeting
Measure and cut sheeting to overlap wood sides for complete coverage. Secure with staples.
Step 7 – Install Temporary Ceiling
Secure a white / clear tarp or plastic sheeting to be pulled over booth to contain airborne overspray.
Step 8 – Set Up Box Fan & Table
Place fan on table outside booth close to air filter. Face fan away to draw air out towards fresh air source.
Step 9 – Fold Up for Storage
(Notice the center board and added handles I mentioned adding earlier.)
Step 10 – Secure for Safety
Secure side wall to back wall (once folded up) with a safety-latch eye hook.
Install hook eyes and thread rope in a figure-8 style to secure side wall to support.
Project Notes: Take care not to stack or push anything up against the folded booth frame that would puncture the plastic or damage the wood. When the plastic sheeting is covered in paint overspray, swap it out for new plastic. Always clean up the floor after painting to prevent it from drying and causing a slip hazard. When possible, use a stand or sawhorses to elevate pieces to be painted. I like to use a small platform on wheels to make painting around a piece easier.
As always, follow proper safety protocol when working with paint and other toxic substances.
For the original project post and more photos click here – Color Inside the Lines
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