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August 27, 2014

Air filter masquerades as a mobile work table

Air filter masquerades as a mobile work table

My basement workshop has a low ceiling, so I can’t effectively mount an air-filtration system overhead. Rather than having the cleaner in a fixed and inconvenient location, I decided to make it part of a mobile workbench, as shown in the drawing.

The air cleaner sits on top of a sheet of 3/4″ rigid foam to absorb sound and vibration. I also added a power strip to the bench for extra versatility. It works especially well as a sanding and finishing table, but I avoid using the bench for heavy pounding because that might damage the cleaner.
—Richard Herst, Lake Villa, Ill.

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