Here is my 10 gallon stand out of oak. The design is meant to be viewed from all sides; centrally placed in a room (not against a wall like it is at the moment). The suspended shelf houses my CO2 and filter along with various ferts and tools.
The legs are held at the base with a tension cable to counter the outward thrust.
some real nice stands here, this has already given me a few good ideas, thank you all, but keep them coming
I´ll make sure to post mine when it´s done. Got the lumber yesterday.
How imoratand is it the the lumber is straight? I think I got very straight 2x6's for the upper frame, but the the 2x4's are not as straight.
My sisters husband is a carpenter and he told me that it was a waste of time to look fer perfectly straight lumber at the store since it would always bend a bit when you bring it home where it is hotter then at the store since i´m not buying dried wood.
Hvae you been storing your lumber at room temperature for some time before building the stands?
29g diy stand and hood, hood has changed alittle since moulding has been added and top is hinged and doesnt look purple in real life lol its brown, wierd flash i guess. why dont people use feet/legs on there stands?
mine are 4x4 treated lumber.
Last edited by customdrumfinishes; 04-06-2009 at 01:02 AM.
Helgymatt, imeridian and Kuhli, your stands are a bit similar but look very simple and sleek. Likemalot.
I´ve started building mine and the skeleton is done. I'll have a 2" oak frame on all the edges of the stand and between the 3 doors. The doors and skin will be spray-varnished white. I'll use 16mm mdf for skinning the tank and the oak fram will be cut from solid oak hardwood boards.