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post #61 of 61 (permalink) Old 02-22-2009, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by marcinsmok View Post
Finally I made the stand frame. It is not ideal, I mean somehow one leg is about 1/8 shorter Is it a big thing? Do you think I can put some shingles under the top plywood to correct that? And one last thing- did you use 3/4 or 1/2 plywood and what kind of wood would you reccomend. Thank you.

U can always correct it with shingles either from underneath or at the top. Our wasn't exactly even whet we put the top plywood on. I already stained it when we noticed it, so we took the top plywood down and filled the difference out with the little 2x4 slices from the previous cuttings, then put the top back on. It's been holding the tank for 4 months now... I guess.
We used 1/2" ply. We used maple but only because I don't like oak and maple was the only other option. U can research on the internet about wood types, ease of staining etc.
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