Introduction: How to Make a $5 DIY Spray Booth Turntable

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If you spray paint or apply spray finishes you'll love this. You can build a DIY Spray Booth Turntable from $5 in hardware and some scrap plywood. The turntable is 16" x 16" and perfect for spraying small projects. It's also crazy simple and you can easily build it in under an hour.

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This is the Spray Booth used in the video (obviously not part of the $5 to make the turntable)


Step 1: Cut Pieces to Size

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From the 24" x 24" plywood cut pieces to:

  • (1) 16" x 16"
  • (1) 16" x ~8"
  • (2) ~8" x 4"

Step 2: Build Base and Attach Lazy Susan Hardware

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In the 2 small side pieces drill 2 pocket holes on one of the 8" edges. Use 1-1/4" pocket screws and attach the small pieces to the larger 16" x 8" piece to form a + sign design.

Mark a center line vertically and horizontally on the base. Use these marking to mount the 6" lazy susan hardware to the base. with 5/8" screws.

Step 3: Drill Mounting Holes in Base and Attach the Top

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Rotate the top of the lazy susan 45 degrees and mark through the mounting holes onto the base. Move the lazy susan top again flush with the base and drill 1/2" clearance holes in the base.

Lay the top upside down on the workbench and draw centered horizontal and vertical lines as you did the base. Flip the base over onto the top. Through the clearance holes you just drilled, line up the mounting holes of the lazy susan top with the center lines.

Attach the top to the lazy susan hardware with 5/8" screws.

Step 4: Use Your New Turntable to Spray Your Projects!

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That's it, I told you this project was super simple. But it's simplicity is only rivaled by its usefulness.

Put the turntable in a spray booth and spray finishes like paint, lacquer, or any other aerosol finish.

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ddavidadams (author)2016-10-04

If you mount the lazy susan to the top, then remove it and mount it to the base, you can then just drill one hole 45 off and use it to access the top for reattachment.

Windmannel (author)2016-10-03

Thanks, where did you get the paint booth?

I've added a link in the Instructable.


MichiganDave (author)2016-10-02

I watched this on You Tube, liked it and was the 153 subscriber and a BIG thanks for sharing this. It will come in handy for me.


Habanero52 (author)2016-10-02

What are you using as a paint booth

your pictures?

I added a link in the Instructable to it.


HelenaTroy (author)2016-10-03

I already have a turntable - I use an old cake icing one. I was more interested in the "shed" you've got the turntable in - what is it, or how did you make it?

Added a link in the Instructable for it.

ha, fairly typical! went to the link, then tried the same search in Amazon UK: it offered me beach tents and bed canopies. Added "paint" to the "small spray shelter" and it offered me barbecue lights! I'll have to get it from the US, it seems

thank you!

Jim Renderer (author)2016-10-02

You only need to drill one access hole in the base. It is, after all, a lazy susan; just turn the base to get to the next hole.
How about adding a motor from a music box to turn it slowly ?

Great point! Didn't consider that. I've been thinking about motorizing it for product shots.

MichaelW157 (author)Jim Renderer2016-10-02

I was thinking the same thing, drill one hole rotate 90 degrees to next hole and repeat 2 more times, I would oversize the hole though...

kevlari (author)2016-10-02

Not misleading at all. Your title says it's a turntable you're making not the booth it's self.

Anyway, a great useless project.

fixthisbuildthat (author)kevlari2016-10-03

The more useless the better I say!

drueg (author)2016-10-02

Great ideas.

Where do you get the "tent"?

fixthisbuildthat (author)drueg2016-10-03

I added a link in the Instructable to it.

softa_larry (author)2016-10-02

I sort of agree about misleading. You may want to change the title to how to make a Lazy Susan for $....

scotth61 (author)softa_larry2016-10-02

What is misleading about "

How to Make a $5 DIY Spray Booth Turntable"?
GeekTinker (author)2016-09-26

You could also look for and purchase an old lazy Susan at a thrift store or yardsale and repurpose it.

Lavoz24 (author)GeekTinker2016-10-02

if you could find one, you could get it for free off the bottom of a broken swivel chair.

namora (author)Lavoz242016-10-02

The coaster base can sometimes be used as is as a roller base or for moving things.

zazencoyot (author)2016-10-02

Turntables at IKEA work well.

tjk1939 (author)2016-10-02

A little misleading. You forgot to mention 39.95 for the tent.

Lavoz24 (author)tjk19392016-10-02

actually it's not misleading, the topic says $5 spray booth turntable. Not $5 spray booth and he also says if you want to know more about the booth you could check out the description.

MichaelW157 (author)tjk19392016-10-02

You could use a collapsed cardboard box for the tent , open box tospray , ollapse to put it away....

Jim Renderer (author)tjk19392016-10-02

Try a laundry hamper from the dollar store & cut out one of the sides.

livichris (author)2016-09-23

That's genius!

MagicManu (author)2016-09-23

Simple and efficient, great !

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