I looked at a lot of designs for booths but I wanted something that was easily removable and reusable. There are certainly cheaper ways to make booths, but I have to use it multiple times for my project and will probably want to take it down while doing other things...so ease of use was very important.
I used some ideas I found on the internet and have been just thinking it though as a I go. It's turning out well so far.
I built the walls with 12ft 2x4's and framed the replaceable filters.
Mocked up the fan, needed to sleep on it a bit to decide how to get it tight to the half wall.
These fans are great because once I'm done painting those bases actually allow it to be mounted to a wall and the fan will swivel 90*. I'm looking forward to that too, multi-functional!
And today I mounted my removable door. This will be a solid vertical post that I plan to put velcro on to keep the plastic shut but still allowing access in and out.
It has a hinge on the near side of this pic and then a pin on the other end to keep it up and out of the way when not in use.
The "door" post.
|This is the back wall and doesn't have a board running on top so I can get in and out easier. The front wall has a long board on top for better strength since I don't need to get in from that side.|
The pin also serves as a way for the post to stay in one spot, I drilled a hole in the bottom plate of my half wall.
I then took apart my fans and found that by using some particle board I could make a tight shroud to get all the airflow going out of the booth.
I used a carpenter's square with a hole in it and kept the pencil at exactly the radius I needed to get a perfect circle. I then used a jig saw to cut out the hole. I used zip ties to mount it so I can reuse the fan in the future.
Tight to the shroud, all the air going through the filter...success!
|To replace the filters I just remove some of those little 1x1" blocks in the four corners.|
Both fans installed.
I only have a few more finishing touches before I mount the plastic. I need to get a power strip to serve as a centerpiece for my booth power and also complete the nut/ fender washer assemblies which will hold the 2x2 strips that hold the plastic up onto the respective boards.
|Missing the nuts and fender washers on the bolts...|
Then off to the paint store!