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post #346 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 11:37 AM
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Jason,

How did you trim the front panel piece that overlays the sides and get the edge at a 90 degree angle (near the contact points at the sides)? It doesn't appear that router bits would do well with laminate on inside corners.
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How did you trim the front panel piece that overlays the sides and get the edge at a 90 degree angle (near the contact points at the sides)? It doesn't appear that router bits would do well with laminate on inside corners.
If i understand what you are asking? You are thinking that the seems are like a picture frame (two 90 degree angles)? If you are, that is not how it works. There is overlay, so you have to strategically figure out in which order to put the laminate on so that the seems are on the sides and back.

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Yea. I think I see what you are saying. I just built one myself, but not laminating it, just painting it. But just for the heck of it, I looked at it and was trying to figure out if I could laminate it. Some of the small changes I made to the basic design prohibits me from really getting the right edges.
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Not Pretty, but it is supporting a 147 Gal all glass tank with deep substrate.

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7mm gauge internal box steel
Cold dip galvanised welds
Good for 4-5 tonnes +

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post #351 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-16-2011, 02:43 PM
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Lots of nice stands here. Some of you are real great cabinet makers, nice work. Mine is nothing super special compared to some of yours here. This one is mine made of scrap wood and a old table that was given to me.
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Lots of nice stands here. Some of you are real great cabinet makers, nice work. Mine is nothing super special compared to some of yours here. This one is mine made of scrap wood and a old table that was given to me.
I really like the way you used the back of the door for hanging things, especially the towel. I may try that on my stands. That stand has great character too.

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post #353 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 03:38 AM
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Yeah it surprised me too on how good it looks for junk wood that was laying on my basement floor keeping my saw horses level. I didn't even sand them, just cut and nail gunned them to the framework. The wonders of Minwax PolyShade. Now I have to quit screwing around with the tank and stain the rest of the wood in the house.... at least for a few hours.
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post #354 of 607 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 04:31 PM
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Doing stainless this time

As usual couldn't find what I wanted to buy. (I own 1 store bought stand)
Could not find a stand tall enough to allow access to the lower box while having the lights mounted above the tank,,, so I built one.

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Mrchach i think it came out great, the only advise i can give you is to black out the sides and add a background so it isn't distracting when viewing the whole tank.
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You don't need to worry about blacking out the sides. The sides will look like mirrors when the tank is full of water. The stand turned out great by the way.
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Lots more pics here...







i really like this one!!

Happy plantkeeping!
check it out!!!! -->
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=148862
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hey mrchach, is that next to your bed? if so, i have always wanted to do that so you could just turn over and look at your fishies.

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hey mrchach, is that next to your bed? if so, i have always wanted to do that so you could just turn over and look at your fishies.
yes... it is my Bedside Breeder...

its awesomeness

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