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Here is the finished dark box. Or at least, my part in the project is done. It still needs a blackout cloth to be fitted. This will be used as a portable dark room for developing wet plate photos. If you’ve ever seen pictures of the old time photo equipment where the photographer has a cloth draped over them, it’s this kind of work.
The dark box is framed in red oak, with 1/2” birch ply panels. The exterior was colored with gel stain and topped with several coats of Arm-R-Seal. The interior was painted flat white in order to reflect ambient red light that will be used inside the box when developing plates. A red LED will provide interior light.
Included a wet plate image of myself that my photographer friend took, because tintypes are freakin’ cool. The complete construction gallery can be seen here.
-- Brian in Arlington, TX