Well, we did it!!! I now have my first darkroom !!!

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  1. david b

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    Today, my good friends Josh S. and Todd Stewart helped me build my first darkroom in my garage. It is 8.5 feet x 14 feet and includes 14 feet of counter top on the dry side for my two enlargers.

    I have the little things left like paint and moldings but it is done for the most part.

    Thanks to Todd Stewart and Josh for their help.

    I will post pictures tomorrow after I get some sleep.
     
  2. John McCallum

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    14', good size !
     
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    Congratulations David. Sorry I wasn't able to help with the enlarger parts.

    Have fun!
     
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    Is the paneling Cherry, Oak or Mahogany? Terrazzo floor or Granite? Give us the details. You used insulation paint I hope. What kind of espresso bar is in there and do you have a nice sofa to kick up while waiting for the stand development to happen?

    Have fun, like you won't,

    Curt
     
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    Almost forgot to ask, what lenses did you choose for you 11x14 enlarger?
     
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    Congrats David, it`s always a special feeling that first one! :smile:

    Cheers

    André
     
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    Congrats!!!


    Regards,
    Bill
     
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    I woke up to a very sore back this morning. I'm getting old.

    I guess I will just have to go lay out on my leather couch and have Jeeves cook me up a double latte while my APX 100 developes in rodinal 1:200 . :smile:
     
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    I know the feeling - after having remodelled my darkroom to take a Devere 504, my back was darned sore. It was worth it though!
    14' that's a nice sized room. I'm jealous as my darkroom is what estate agents would call "compact and bijou" or "deceptively spacious"

    Nice web site by the way - your images have a lovely luminous quality to them.
     
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    Congrats, and many happy and sometimes frustrating evenings to you.
     
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    Wow! Sounds huge to me since I use a converted closet. You will almost certainly waste many sheets of expensive photo paper in that room. Congratulations!
     
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    Looks like plenty of room. Enjoy!!!

    Bob
     
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    david -

    that sounds and looks great!
    hope you have great times in there :smile:

    -john
     
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    David you must feel like a proud poppa.

    Congrats, I can't wait to see it in person.

    Sam
     
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    Thanks everyone. I am very proud. This is a big commitment as you all can image. New house, new darkroom, wedding soon. Wow.

    It's 11pm and I just came in from painting. I am exhausted.
     
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