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    Print drying rack

    I have just built a print drying rack for my new darkroom. The idea comes from the excellent book "Build you own home darkroom".

    The rack is on wheels so that I easily can move it in and out of the darkroom, and has been designed to accept 10 50 x 60 cm prints. It's just 1 cm narrower than the door into the darkroom.

    Now it needs a couple of coats of varnish, and I have to make the screens.

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    Nice job, although I can see your not a woodworker
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    Never mind that. I like it! Nicely done. Maybe a coat or two of polyurethane finish just to protect the wood?
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    Do you have a plan for the individual shelves? Are they going to be a wood frame with some screen material?

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    Looks very similar to something I picked up at Home Depot. I used standard window screen frames (cut to the correct size) for the racks.

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    Looks great... I like the mobility the casters give you. Nice touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fschifano View Post
    Never mind that. I like it! Nicely done. Maybe a coat or two of polyurethane finish just to protect the wood?
    That's my plan. Two or three coats of polyurethane varnish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJB View Post
    Do you have a plan for the individual shelves? Are they going to be a wood frame with some screen material?
    I think I will make wood frames. I'm a little unsure about the screen material, but fibreglass seems to be what's usually recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trond View Post
    I'm a little unsure about the screen material, but fibreglass seems to be what's usually recommended.
    I used a plastic mesh netting from a local garden centre - designed to keep birds off your plants. Works a treat, and very cheap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RH Designs View Post
    I used a plastic mesh netting from a local garden centre - designed to keep birds off your plants. Works a treat, and very cheap!
    I'd probably go with the fiberglass window screening material, but the plastic mesh netting would be just as good. The key here is to avoid metal screens as these will oxidize and can leave stains. I know the fiberglass ones will not, 'cause that's what I use. Fiberglass screening is a bit more dimensionally stable than the plastic garden mesh I've seen around here. It sags a bit when it gets warm. Fiberglass doesn't.
    Frank Schifano

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