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04-28-2012 11:23 PM
sketch804 What a great looking stand! I am with one of the first few people..I think you missed your calling ha..
05-04-2009 01:03 AM
smoq
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
Agreed. He makes my English skills shudder. I love this tank stand.
Thanks. I am truly suprised of your comments about my English. When I wrote about buliding my stand I thought " Oh my, I probably made so many mistakes that they're gonna say- your English sucks even more than your stand"
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Originally Posted by sewingalot View Post
I am going to try and copy this for my future tank. Of course, mine will end up looking like Homer's.
Your very welcome to do so. And don't worry, I thought that I would not even measure this thing correctly. Let's say you learn along the way.
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Originally Posted by unirdna View Post
also: In case of tornado, climb inside this stand.
LOL
05-03-2009 06:59 PM
sewingalot
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Originally Posted by crudnugget View Post
Wow that is an amazing stand! I think that even though you may have spent more than buying one or having one made (not counting tools), the feeling you get when you look at something you made makes up for it.

Also, I think it's funny that many people who say English is their second language actually have better spelling and grammar than many of the Americans!
Agreed. He makes my English skills shudder. I love this tank stand. I am going to try and copy this for my future tank. Of course, mine will end up looking like Homer's.
04-29-2009 11:33 PM
unirdna Awesome. The bar has been raised.

also: In case of tornado, climb inside this stand.
04-29-2009 10:38 PM
eyebeatbadgers Nice write up, and a beautiful stand. I really like the trim work you did, and the finish turned out great. I bet that thing weighs a ton though!
04-29-2009 10:20 PM
CL Excellent write up!
04-29-2009 10:11 PM
smoq
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Originally Posted by Sixwing View Post
That's a lovely stand. The dark stain is great, and your documentation is good, too.



I bet you can grow plants in it. I have most of a garden-starter-kit (peppers, squash, cucumbers, marigolds) growing in the light spill from my tank + an Aerogarden.
Thanks for all the good word. OK, so I'm going to put some plants next to the tank, hope they'll be fine.
04-29-2009 09:55 PM
Sixwing That's a lovely stand. The dark stain is great, and your documentation is good, too.

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...can I place two large plants on both sides of my stand? Do you think they're going to get some light from those T5s?
I bet you can grow plants in it. I have most of a garden-starter-kit (peppers, squash, cucumbers, marigolds) growing in the light spill from my tank + an Aerogarden.
04-29-2009 04:50 PM
bartak Nice work.
04-26-2009 09:21 PM
ER9 wow!....from a fellow craftsman ...very nice. kind of a shame you have to put a tank on the top. the finish looks so nice there.
04-25-2009 04:17 AM
smoq
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Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
nice work! and you took good pictures too. i can't believe this was your first-ever cabinetry project.

my grandmother owned some rental properties that had 30's vintage woodwork that looked very much like your stand. what is your decor like? if your apartment is more modern the contrast will look cool too. furthermore, the walnut will contrast very well with your bright green plants.
Oh, I'm sorry I forgot to reply- thanks for your comment. About the decor, you see, I have no furniture in the living room yet, cause we recently moved from a studio. I'll ry to match them with the stand. I have to find a good second hand furniture store here in New York
We're gonna hang our collection of african masks in the living room, so it will look nice with the tank I hope. The only problem with this room is that it's very dark, so I can't have many plants around the tank. But what I thought right now- since the catalina lights will be hanging from the ceiling, can I place two large plants on both sides of my stand? Do you think they're going to get some light from those T5s?
04-23-2009 05:05 AM
kid creole What is retro about that stand? I feel like my tastes have been offended. It looks a lot like the stand I paid good money for (yours is a little nicer).
04-23-2009 02:45 AM
smoq OK. I'll try to comment your comments in one post I am that lazy.

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Originally Posted by crudnugget View Post
Also, I think it's funny that many people who say English is their second language actually have better spelling and grammar than many of the Americans!
Really? Hehe, it has to be that we HAVE to try so we won't be seen as a bunch of immigrants
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Originally Posted by Regloh View Post
Very inspiring... With every DIY stand thread I read, I get more and more upset with my stand. I bought it at a LFS, paid a ton of money for it and it really doesn't look great at all...
Well, maybe one day I will get my act together and take the plunge into my own stand project *sigh*

This looks great. Also, finding the doors is nothing to be ashamed of. They look great with the style of the stand itself.

I also can't wait to see the finished tank. Keep up the good work!
Don't be. A nice tank standing on top of any stand is the most important thing.
And I wasn't ashamed of finding doors. I was lucky
Thanks for your good words, I also found the doors match the stand perfectly.
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Originally Posted by oldpunk78 View Post
i kept wondering when this thread would pop up. that is an awesome stand! love the retro feel it has.
I hope it would. Thanks for support. A retro feel was exactly what I wanted to achieve, so now I know I had not failed
04-22-2009 04:37 AM
Regloh Very inspiring... With every DIY stand thread I read, I get more and more upset with my stand. I bought it at a LFS, paid a ton of money for it and it really doesn't look great at all...
Well, maybe one day I will get my act together and take the plunge into my own stand project *sigh*

This looks great. Also, finding the doors is nothing to be ashamed of. They look great with the style of the stand itself.

I also can't wait to see the finished tank. Keep up the good work!
04-22-2009 03:57 AM
oldpunk78 i kept wondering when this thread would pop up. that is an awesome stand! love the retro feel it has.
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