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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Aquarium stand made out of reclaimed pallet wood

Just thought I would share with you guys the stand I made for my Fluval Spec v.

It is completely made out of all reclaimed wood so the total cost of build was £0.00

A simple frame was made then the sides and doors where cladded with pallet wood. Solid oak was used for the top which was an off cut of a kitchen worktop.

I then painted the outside with some chalk paint with I had lying around.

This is the first time I have ever made anything like this so I'm ecstatic about the finished product. It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head which is a rarity.
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Nice "green" idea! I like it!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 05:15 PM
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Nice use for all those old pallets.
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it looks fantastic, and rather classy as well..
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Very Nice! I love projects like this and yours turned out very well.

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that is awesome....nice job!
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Sweet. Here in the states many pallets are made of oak. Not the best quality oak but if you plane it down it's stainable.

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Wow, that is terrific, both the recycling and the craftsmanship. I really really like what you did.

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i LOVE it...
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Awesome work man! I envy your creativity.
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Great looking stand. Time to keep an eye out by the dumpsters outside of my dorm for a usable pallet. Seems like all the good stuff gets thrown away when I'm not looking for it.
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Awesome Job and it looks Pretty Sweet too!

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Really nice, rustic look!
I think I will start grabbing pallets!
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Love it. Great job man

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