My DIY Stand

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Detri

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Well I finally got it started. Here are a few pics of what I have so far. The outside dimensions are 36 3/4"L x 25"W x 39"H There will be a drawer in the bottom and a 20g sump in the cabinet. This stand is being built for a future upgrade to a 90g.
 
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Way to go Detri! If that is your wife in the last pic, she looks like she isn't too sure about what you did (LOL) Just kidding...Looks like a great start! Now finish up and don't loose any fingers! Good luck!
 

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LMAO that was quick Krish! Your right about the not sure part haha. She was telling me how the bottom shelf looks unlevel. I told her it is because I am going to have more water in the tank on the right side, so I need to compinsate for the wieght diffrence from one side of the tank to the other.

Scooty, your absolutely right! I only polished off a 12 pack thinking about using the table saw :D Good thing I still have my thumbs, I can hold 2 drinks instead of one hahaha
 
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LMAO that was quick Krish! Your right about the not sure part haha. She was telling me how the bottom shelf looks unlevel. I told her it is because I am going to have more water in the tank on the right side, so I need to compinsate for the wieght diffrence from one side of the tank to the other.
ROFLMO! If she was blonde maybe it would have worked(LOL)
 

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Detri...Did you frame it out of 2x2? If so, was it 2x2 you bought or 2x4 and you split it? They only sell 2x2 here in furr (if that's how it is spelled) and it costs a pretty penny, so most people just buy 2x4 and rip it in half. When I built my first stand for my old 90, I framed it out of 4x4 and 2x4. (6) 4x4 legs attached by 2x4 all around and all furr as well as the 3/4 furr ply I used...Talk about overkill...Materials alone costed about $400(LOL)
 

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Its bought 2x2 Pine. Well thats what they call it anyway. Its more like 1.5x
1 3/8. Its a huge pain to compinsate for. But, you'd save a lot of money ripping your own 2x2's.

What I bought is more expensive per foot. But I have less waste buying it in shorter pieces and it fits in my car. (I miss my pick-up :( )

The real test will be how many empties it will hold by the time I am done. hehe
 

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lol Ron :D , i think you and your wife should have a marathon lol.
by the way dood are you gonna have like that or are you gonna make it shinny?
 

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Don't get too drunk! You may end up setting up the stand on top of the tank!(LOL)
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Krish don't be a party pooper :D:lol: let the boy be ok just don't forget to post some pictures, teach your daughter how to take pictures
 

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I have to reduce the glare after I take pics hehe. I was thinking a wallnut stain and a matt Polyurethane finish.
 

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I'll post pics, as it progresses. I only have time to work on it on the weekends. Hopefully it will be done by the new year.
 

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Not a whole lot to show this week. All the work was put into making the style and rail panels. I was able to get one panel on while I let the glue on the other one dry. Hopefully I will have a more complete pic next week. I just have to add the second panel and the facing, make the doors and drawer and install them. After that its just a matter of finishing the sanding, staning and sealing.
 

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Looks like you are doing a very professional job Ron, good to see and keep up the good work :)
 
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