This boom arm is the perfect complement to any shop! Gone are the days of fumbling around with your shop vac hose getting caught on your workbench. Get your hose up and out of the way to dramatically increase the productivity in your shop!

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Precision miter gauge
    Precision miter gauge
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Impact driver
    Impact driver
  • Drill


Wood Products

  • 2 Plywood , ¾’

Hardware & Supplies

  • 2 Hinges
  • 1 Box of 1 ¼” pocket hole screws (See tools list)

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Boom Arm Sides , 3” x 48”
  • 1 Boom Arm Bottom , 4 ½” x 43”
  • 2 Box Sides , 5” x 8”
  • 1 Box Front , 4 ½” x 7 ¼”
  • 1 Box Back , 3” x 11”


  • Cut Plywood

    Cut all pieces according to the cut list. Note that all of the pieces on this project are made out of ¾” plywood. Feel free to substitute thinner plywood, but ¾” thick would be your best bet to ensure stability of the boom arm


    I highly recommend watching the full build video to help your better understand how this project comes together. There are many aspects that are better explained through video compared to text.

  • Drill weight reduction holes

    (OPTIONAL) To help reduce the weight, consider drilling out holes on the boom arm pieces.

  • Attach boom arm pieces

    Assemble to main frame of the boom arm using pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws

  • Build back box

    Using more pocket holes and 1 ¼” pocket hole screws, build the back box frame

  • Secure back box

    Secure the back box frame to the boom arm using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws

  • Secure to wall

    Attach 2 hinges to the back box frame, and secure it to studs on the wall

  • Insert shop vac hose

    Run your shop vac hose up through the rear of the boom arm and secure with zip ties and you are finished!