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Originally Posted by cojo0667 View Post
The frame its self is made out of 2 X4's which i picked up from my local Home Depot. I think the frame alone was only about $30 or so. The rest of the wood is all Cherry, and i picked it up from a local lumber yard here in Jersey. The crown molding on top was already cut like that ( i think it ran like $15 a foot) The thin slats that I used as molding I got from a online lumber yard from central PA since my local place wanted to charge me like $400 for those.
And in case anyone was curious the Stain I used was a water based stain from a compnay called General Finishes. The polyurathane i used was water based also from General Finishes which I sprayed on with a spray gun
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Originally Posted by kid creole View Post
Also, the sides are also one piece, this time with the grain running vertically. Since solid wood changes its cross-grain dimension with changes in humidity, but not with the grain, the stand would tend to self-destruct if it were solid wood.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with using plywood, BTW. This ply looks far nicer than the cheaper rotary-cut-veneer plywood you often see being used.
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Originally Posted by BiscuitSlayer View Post
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I just want to say this is really beautiful. Wish I had space for something like this. Please do a tank journal when you finally begin to start enjoying the tank.