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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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ada wannabe

there is currently no ada distributor in south africa, so i have decided to make a copy of their stand for a 90x45x45cm tank. i am using jason baliban's howto for inspiration...

i am using 18mm ply that i will laminate with storm gray formica.







everything has been glued, screwed and biscuited so it should last forever :P

i have the laminate sheeting, i just need a laminate router bit. i am going to start filling and sanding soon. i am going to paint the inside gray to match, i have a light that will come on when the doors open, so it shouldnt be too dark..

i still need to measure and cut the doors too... i have the hinges and the hinge pot cutter.

what do you think so far?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 12:03 PM
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Looks interesting so far; I enjoy the penciled in "ADA" logo.

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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 04:08 PM
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That looks like it will turn out very well. Just don't forget to add something on the bottom, a pedestal, or leveling feet, for example, to raise the stand a bit so the doors don't drag on the floor. I don't know how ADA does it, so you might check that. Oh, and use the router to rout the "ADA" where you marked it A touch of class, you know?

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Good job! (Hopefully ada won't see this thread and start crying trademark infringment, lol)
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2009, 04:26 PM
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Looks good. I like the idea of a light that comes on when you open the door.
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i finished with the body of the stand last night.

i just need to wire up the light fitting inside, and now i need to make the doors and hang them.





all the laminate pieces missing in the above two pics are now glued on and trimmed...
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last pics of the body...

all the laminate on and trimmed:



light fitting, not wired up yet to come on when the door opens:



pic with the light on:



light on, main lights off, looked like a google sketchup rendering, so i couldnt resit adding it here...

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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-14-2010, 09:41 PM
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Very nice!

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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 12:48 AM
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very nice great job

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Awesome build and nice touch with the in-cabinet lighting fixture.

Look forward to seeing the final product.

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looking great!
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, i cant wait to get this finished so i can start with the scape!
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Nice craftsmanship. Looks really good.

Doors? Any thoughts on the doors operation if they are flush with the bottom of the cabinet? What about pre-drilling for door hardware?

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2010, 03:24 PM
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hey man where did you get the storm grey laminate? and how much does it go for?

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Very nice!
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