How to Make a $5 DIY Spray Booth Turntable

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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.

You can also read the full blog post on my site: http://fixthisbuildthat.com/diy-spray-paint-booth-turntable-plans/

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

Materials:

Step 1: Cut Pieces to Size

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

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

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!

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.

For the full blog post you can go here: http://fixthisbuildthat.com/diy-spray-paint-booth-turntable-plans/

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    32 Comments

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    ddavidadams
    ddavidadams

    4 years ago

    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.

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    Windmannel
    Windmannel

    4 years ago

    Thanks, where did you get the paint booth?

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

    I've added a link in the Instructable.

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    Windmannel
    Windmannel

    Reply 4 years ago

    THANK YOU!

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    MichiganDave
    MichiganDave

    4 years ago

    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.

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    Habanero52
    Habanero52

    4 years ago

    What are you using as a paint booth

    your pictures?

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

    I added a link in the Instructable to it.

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    Habanero52
    Habanero52

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks

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    HelenaTroy
    HelenaTroy

    4 years ago

    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?

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

    Added a link in the Instructable for it.

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    HelenaTroy
    HelenaTroy

    Reply 4 years ago

    ha, fairly typical! went to the Amazon.com 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

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    HelenaTroy
    HelenaTroy

    Reply 4 years ago

    thank you!

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    Jim Renderer
    Jim Renderer

    4 years ago

    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 ?

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

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

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    MichaelW157
    MichaelW157

    Reply 4 years ago

    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...

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    kevlari
    kevlari

    4 years ago

    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.

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

    The more useless the better I say!

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    drueg
    drueg

    4 years ago

    Great ideas.

    Where do you get the "tent"?

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    fixthisbuildthat
    fixthisbuildthat

    Reply 4 years ago

    I added a link in the Instructable to it.