Okay, I've been looking at the discussions about DIY exposure units and have it in mind to build a box tomorrow and need some tips before I run out to Lowe's and drop a chunk of change. I have been looking at the plans of the unit based off of the one used in Charlie Mars' shop, but I doubt I can keep something that big in the space I'm using right now. I plan on doing this in my apartment for the time being which is a bit spacious, but a gigantic light table is going to cramp things quite a bit. I know it would be ideal to use 48" fixtures because of the availability of 40w and 60w bulbs, but I was wondering if I could get away with using 36" fixtures. Does anyone use these? So far I've only seen 30w bulbs at that size and wondered how much longer the exposure time would be compared to 40w bulbs.
Any advice or attempts to convince me to build a bigass 5' x 4' table would be appreciated. Thanks! I'll probably have some posters up under my account before too long.