[Darkroom] Granite Counters

Jasmine Strong jasmine at electronpusher.org
Fri Feb 5 16:47:55 PST 2010


Wooden countertops with a thick epoxy lacquer.  That's what all the  
labs I've worked in used.

-J.

On Feb 5, 2010, at 4:35 PM, Kelly wrote:

> Hmm, interesting point. What would you recommend?
>
> On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Jasmine Strong
> <jasmine at electronpusher.org> wrote:
>>
>> I'd be touchy about granite for a darkroom on the grounds that it can
>> be surprisingly radioactive and that this can fog film over time.
>>
>> -J.
>>
>> On Feb 5, 2010, at 3:46 PM, John Magolske wrote:
>>
>>> * Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> [100205 15:37]:
>>>> Well, just to be clear on our options here, what are our  
>>>> requirements
>>>> for a counter surface?  (Ben?)  What are our other price options?
>>>>
>>>> -Stainless steel (also not cheap)
>>>> -Formica (cheapest option--price estimate?)
>>>
>>> I've heard soapstone is ideal for chem-lab counter tops (more inert
>>> than granite, etc.). I'm not suggesting we should hold out for that,
>>> but if there happens to be a big slab of it laying around  
>>> somewhere...
>>> It's also easy to cut.
>>>
>>> John
>>>
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