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|02-22-2009 02:50 AM|
U can always correct it with shingles either from underneath or at the top. Our wasn't exactly even whet we put the top plywood on. I already stained it when we noticed it, so we took the top plywood down and filled the difference out with the little 2x4 slices from the previous cuttings, then put the top back on. It's been holding the tank for 4 months now... I guess.
We used 1/2" ply. We used maple but only because I don't like oak and maple was the only other option. U can research on the internet about wood types, ease of staining etc.
|02-20-2009 11:49 AM|
|smoq||Finally I made the stand frame. It is not ideal, I mean somehow one leg is about 1/8 shorter Is it a big thing? Do you think I can put some shingles under the top plywood to correct that? And one last thing- did you use 3/4 or 1/2 plywood and what kind of wood would you reccomend. Thank you.|
|01-28-2009 02:28 PM|
You are welcome.
The door was a pain in the neck. Unfortunatelly the size is really far from standerd. You could make the opening a little bigger by reducing the size of the front panels. You can order doors online as well, but they are a lttle costy, I think we would have come out at $65 for the 2 doors. So we went with the moulding way.
|01-28-2009 11:58 AM|
|smoq||Thank you very much for the blueprint. Do you know what size are the standard unfinished door for a cabinet like this, cause I don't know if I have time to built the door for mine?|
|01-28-2009 04:02 AM|
Absolutely incredible work and documentation! Great Job! The stand looks better than a lot of the ones for sale out there and I am sure it is much, much stronger!
|01-28-2009 03:51 AM|
Here it is. Hopefully you can read this. But before you go and have it cut, please draw your own "blueprint" and double check on the measurement.
|01-28-2009 03:20 AM|
I'll look for the "blueprint" for you.
|01-22-2009 11:37 AM|
|smoq||If I have to use more than one sheet I'll buy the small sheet. I would like to use your measurements as a guide, but I can't see the numbers on your blueprint How do you like the height of your stand?|
|01-22-2009 07:41 AM|
Originally Posted by rwong2k View Post
|01-22-2009 07:37 AM|
Be careful with the dimensions, of course you can use them, but please note, that our stand is for a 30 inches long tank (not 36), and the plywood was just enough for that. I wouldn't want to buy extra plywood, as that is the most expensive part of the cabinet. (40some dollars). So be extremly careful with the calculating, and please also note that they use a 1/4 inch sawblade so you gonna need to count with that too.
|01-21-2009 07:25 PM|
|rwong2k||I love seeing these DIY projects for cabinets, I've built many cabinets for fun (pretty ugly) but I'm buying a new place soon and planning on building a new cabinet for my fish tank, thanks for the ideas, yours looks pretty sturdy|
|01-20-2009 11:30 AM|
|smoq||Did you have to pay extra to get the plywood cut? If you say that's the best idea, I'll build one exactly 36" so do you mind if I use your dimmensions to cut the plywood. I think the only thing that will change is length, correct?|
|01-20-2009 04:34 AM|
The longer stand wouldn't be a problem, but you need to do a different style probably one with a flat top. The raised molding wouldn't look nice on a much bigger tank (I think), and it would be way too wide as well.
If you are thinking about building one, don't hesitate to have a hardware store cut the pieces for you, it makes it so much easier.
Good luck to your project
|01-19-2009 11:52 AM|
|smoq||I saw in Home Depot that they have a 2x4' sheets of plywood. I would like to build a stand for 36" tank. Do you think that I could build one with those sheets without cutting them. The stand will be 48" so the tank will sit in the center of it. What do you think?|
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