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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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6'x2'x2' Cabinet

Hi All,
I am planning to build my own aquarium cabinet.

Haven't done one before.

Hoping to make a nice one from pine, stain & varnish it.

Anyone got any plans or pictures or just basically HELP!

p.s. The wife says I can't do it, but now I see I have to prove her wrong.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 11:42 AM
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Here's my beginning. I'll post the finished picture when I get home. There's a ton of DIY cabinets if you do a search. The attached picture is an 8' x 24" x24" glued and screwed. It really was not hard to do.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 03:50 PM
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Some good pictures and step by step here.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 03:54 PM
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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...iy-stands.html is a gold mine of ideas for designs of stands, and http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/di...ial-style.html is a simple, but very stylish way to make such stands.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 10:37 PM
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Dont do this

but do post your ideas here, you will get lots of feedback from different perspectives. Definitely worth the price of admission.

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