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    I have a very close half bath downstairs at home and, for just starting out, works very nicely. I keep a short stool handy outside the door for setting tank, spools, opener, scissors when loading, sit on it in front of the sink while processing (small enough to fit between the sink and the wall, chair is too cumbersome) and for standing on to hang the film from the small piece of mechanics wire that I jammed into the trimming between the upper wall and the ceiling. Hopper lid down to hold bottle and chems while mixing. The sink is recessed and has walls on three sides, great for leaning ready-to-pour chem bottles against for UBER-easy access. Also holds thermometer for checking/maintaining water temp (I just use tap/take a drink first to test for city chemicals in water). Moved bathroom type supplies to the hall closet just outside and now I can store all of my processing gear neatly under the sink in the cabinet. No printing yet so, well, no printing yet. If you want some pics let me know and next time I go, I'll have the wifey take a few while I'm at it.
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    In a few other threads it's become apparent that a lot of us work or have worked in various kinds of temporary darkrooms, dark/bathrooms and such, so I've decided to make this thread a sticky and broaden the title a bit. It started as a query to help jbrunner make a video about setting up a temporary space to do darkroom work, but there is a lot of useful information in this thread.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
    Academic (Slavic and Comparative Literature)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com

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    I have employed a couple of Ikea Antonius carts. The smaller four shelf model has all my darkroom equipment & is the right height for my enlarger. When I turn my bathroom into my temporary dark room I wheel my cart in & we are very quick to get going. Seeing this has worked so good for me. I got a much larger model to put all my camera gear in. There is also many different types of drawers available. I have also found using a towel at the bottom of the door a smart move. And my bathroom window has shutter so its fully blacked out.

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    I've started another thread about working efficiently in this kind of space, and how to reduce the setup time, which is often a barrier to darkroom work--

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/7...-darkroom.html
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    I don't know if it counts as a real makeshift darkroom, but about 50-60 years ago, these rooms served as some sort of shower room in the school:
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum43/1...ml#post1026516

    stuff like the big basin and the shower heads clearly show its history.
    -Jannis

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    Quote Originally Posted by w9cae View Post
    I have employed a couple of Ikea Antonius carts. The smaller four shelf model has all my darkroom equipment & is the right height for my enlarger.
    What type of enlarger are you using? Wondering if this cart will support a D2 in a safe/stable way... Appreciate any insight you can give.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentX View Post
    What type of enlarger are you using? Wondering if this cart will support a D2 in a safe/stable way... Appreciate any insight you can give.
    I put my D-II on a regular rolling typewriter table, but I added a second set of four rubber feet, thinner than the feet on the baseboard, so that it would sit squarely on the table with the baseboard hanging over the front and rear edges of the table without sliding, and since these additional feet are thinner than the original ones, I didn't have to remove them to put the enlarger on the larger table in my current darkroom, where it is now.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
    Photography (not as up to date as the flickr site)--http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo
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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentX View Post
    What type of enlarger are you using? Wondering if this cart will support a D2 in a safe/stable way... Appreciate any insight you can give.

    My enlarger is a 1950's British make Gnome. So she is built with heavy iron, the Ikea cart does shake if you bump it but seems strong enough to support up to the average mans weight.

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    Cool, thanks. There's a wooden Ikea cart I'm eyeballing as well.

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    I used steel shelving that I accessed from "Storables", a US chain store, to construct a roll-able cart for my Omega D6. They will cut the posts to order without charge, so you can customize the height.

    I went this route because:

    1) The enlarger is heavy (especially the baseboard!). The cart is, necessarily, strong!;
    2) The baseboard is 18" x 34", so I needed a cart big enough to hold the whole thing;
    3) I need to be able to roll the cart plus enlarger through a normal bathroom door. As the enlarger has an extended column, I needed a cart that is only 21" in height.

    The steel shelving plus castors cost me just over $100.00 USD. I needed an additional piece of 1/2" plywood as well, on the top.

    It will probably outlast me .

    Here is a link to the Storables website:

    http://www.storables.com/Shop/Shelving/Steel-Shelving/
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2



 

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