|07-28-2015 10:37 PM|
'kay. May have to investigate another store. The one I was at yesterday appeared to have nothing untreated.
I was looking at bannister posts. They have some that are 4x4 top and bottom, but they're too long and I'm not sure I could trim enough off them to make them useable. Still can't figure out who needs a bannister 4-5' high.
|07-27-2015 02:33 PM|
|07-27-2015 01:59 PM|
The RTC42 equivalent. This is made by a different company though.
Basically, that's what the case is labeled as - a contractor pack - and it contains 8.
|07-27-2015 12:54 PM|
I didn't kn ow they had contractor packs for the larger versions?
|07-26-2015 03:17 PM|
Heh; looks like my angelfish gave me a need for a new tank, pest mart's price matching petco gave me a great deal on it, and now I need a stand because I don't want to leave that thing on my kitchen counter forever.
A contractor's pack contains exactly enough of the brackets. Lowes only had 3 on the shelf, but a whole box above. I got the box, so now they still have 3 on the shelf.
Now, has anyone found a 4x4 that's NOT pressure treated?
|07-25-2015 11:51 PM|
|oldpunk78||Has anyone done this type of stand and used a coastal grey stain? If so, pics would be awesome!|
|07-08-2015 06:43 PM|
|Beefy||That kit is a great way to get everything. All the individual goodies are hard to get in Canada unless you special order! *BUY*|
|07-08-2015 02:51 PM|
|07-08-2015 02:10 PM|
Here is my version of the stand. My father helped me put it together. I used 2x4s only- I did not use the 3x3 posts (they wouldn't fit this size tank- 20 gallon tall), so I had to use different braces than those used by hydrophyte. The wood is cheap fir, it cost about $10. The Strong Tie braces I used were these:
The kit has the hardware for one stand.
I painted the braces with latex acrylic paint- most spray paint will not stick to galvinazed metal.
|05-10-2015 01:18 AM|
|Zoomy||Those would make awesome sides/doors! Definitely something I'm going to consider if I decide it needs to be enclosed.|
|05-09-2015 11:44 PM|
I was going to say, don't think you want those brass screws.
Wouldn't something like this look cool for the doors... http://www.surfacingsolution.com/Tin...FWPl7AodugoAAg
DH would kill me if I brought in another tank for a stand like this, not to mention his reaction at "honey, could you build this stand for me?" OTOH, it would actually coordinate with the TV stand I insisted he wait and let me order.
|05-09-2015 07:51 PM|
|Zoomy||Yay, he found them...I was thinking I'd have to buy a silver paint marker and color over the gold screws.|
|05-09-2015 07:23 PM|
|Zoomy||What did you all use for screws/nails? DH is only finding gold-colored...and, well, *barf*|
|04-30-2015 05:33 PM|
|Vancat2||Been watching this thread for years. What a great inspiration the original stand turned out to be.|
|04-30-2015 05:15 PM|
|Zoomy||Love this thread. DH is almost excited to build one for my new 50g (36x18 footprint) tank. Plan is to use black polyurethane stain. We'll likely do sides and doors, mostly to keep nosy cats and their hair out of things. What to do for sides...still haven't decided. I kind of like the idea of sheet metal, of some sort, to match the brackets.|
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