Thought I'd take some pics of what I have set up as a dry darkroom. See if anyone has any good feedback for it. I used it last summer to do some small contact prints and didn't have any problemscept that I couldn't print larger then 4x5. It passed every print fogging test I could throw at it in. 8.5 Feet x 10 Feet, with plenty of headroom for the enlarger to go as high as it can. All images are clickable for larger versions.
Here is the entryway. A few big sheets of heavy black material used as a doorway. When inside I seal the bottom with the bricks seen on the floor. Though this may not be entirely necassary now that I'm not working on the floor. (Just moved the dresser in yesterday)
The mighty D-II on a big wooden dresser. I left a large enough gap between it and the wall so that I wasn't bumping into the wall. I should probably hang some more black cloth next to the wall. Seems to be some light spillage from the enlarger head that hits the wall. There are little wheels on the dresser so if I need to relocate it for larger printing, or any other reason, it should pose no real challenge.
Some 1950's era diner tables to serve as a developing stand. I'll probably wrap them in some big plastic sheets and periodically replace them to take care of any spillage.
The safelight. Far enough away from anything important, and reduced in brightness to make it pass the safelight fogging tests that I ran last summer.
Anyone see any major issues with this set-up? Only one I can think of is the dust, as evident by all the "ghosts" in the photos. I figure I can run my humidifier in the room for a while before I start and hopefully knock most of it out of the air. Any suggestion? I wish that it was at least sheetrocked in that corner, but I get to work with what I got, so unfinished dusty pink insulation it is.