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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Estimate price ADA style Stand

Hey all,
So I was looking into finding someone who can custom build me an ADA style stand for my 60p build and I had a few questions:

1. How much normally did these stands cost?
2. I was proposed $850 by a local builder. is this high?
3. What is a reasonable price to be looking for.

This is with all the formica exterior and door. Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:03 AM
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IMO if you have the time and tools you could build it for around $250. By a professional carpenter you are looking at alot more.

Here is a link that might be useful for your estimate.
http://www.projectaquarium.com/plant...riumStand.aspx
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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IMO if you have the time and tools you could build it for around $250. By a professional carpenter you are looking at alot more.

Here is a link that might be useful for your estimate.
http://www.projectaquarium.com/plant...riumStand.aspx
Lets assume I do not haha
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 04:52 AM
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Seems more expensive than an actual ADA stand. Try shopping around and finding someone on craigslist with carpentry skills and with the way work is for most of them I'm sure you could get it for only 200$ of labor + parts.

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well, at that price difference, you could buy the tools and plenty of extra lumber to learn the skills on
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That's what i thought. Thanks guys, not going to go through with this. I was l100% sure i wasnt going to anyways.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 08:21 AM
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I also recommend you shop around, ask LFS, cabinet shops and local wood workers, compare the quotes for the best price.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 08:24 AM
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Where are you located?
There is a guy that build ada stand in SCAPE club. Reasonable price because its laminated and proffesional quality.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-22-2013, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Where are you located?
There is a guy that build ada stand in SCAPE club. Reasonable price because its laminated and proffesional quality.
I am located in Sacramento. Is this the guy who built Toms by any chance?
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 03:39 AM
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You should ask accordztech. He made his stand and it looks pretty nice

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