|12-17-2014 06:42 PM|
I don't wanna, actually I do want to share but my camera SUCKS!
Just built this for my new 120g. I have since put a plywood top on and used the rest of the sheet on the back and a little on the sides, will get a better pic when its outside.
Cost me $30 in screws and 2x3's, had the sheet of 1/2" ply kicking around. I will cover the sides and front with cloth before its done.
Next comes a stand to stack my 40g breeder and 38g tanks.
|12-17-2014 06:23 PM|
|HydroMan||Thanks Hoppy. I'm fond of maple too. I decided to challenge myself with this one so the doors and sides are all tongue and groove and the top is fastened using dowel pins. The only place I used nails or screws were to support the floor of the cabinet and to attach equipment inside the cabinet.|
|12-16-2014 09:42 PM|
|Hoppy||Very classy! And the proportions look perfect. But, I just happen to love maple as a material for furniture.|
|12-16-2014 07:24 PM|
This is one that I just built for my office tank. Solid maple with the exception of the plywood panels which have a maple veneer.
|09-29-2014 06:24 PM|
|brooksie321||Just finished it last night, forgive the crappy bottle caddy, I'm going to get a nice stainless steel deal..|
|09-29-2014 06:05 PM|
|Viper||Tank itself has changed a ton since these pictures were taken.|
|09-27-2014 06:29 AM|
Finally finished this one. I used a wipe on poly in satin finish and did 3 coats. The inside is a gloss white enamel and the doors have 170° Blum soft close hinges and magnetic tot locks to keep the little guy out.
Construction is 3/4" MDO, rabbeted, screwed, and glued. The header is doubled up for extra support. I did the veneering myself using raw figured cherry veneer and old school hammer veneering using hot hide glue. It's hard the tell in the picture, but the doors are bookmatched.
There are a ton of mistakes, but overall I'm pleased with how it turned out.
From the right side...
This pic is a good representation of the color.
The inaugural hardscape...
|06-24-2014 07:40 PM|
|06-24-2014 06:13 AM|
My ADA copy I built with a friend...
There is now a foam pad between the tank and the stand to even out the imperfections in the plywood I used.
|06-24-2014 12:59 AM|
not really care it is straight or 90 degree fittings/adapters, because I use 1" or 3/4" PVS pipe and adapters, much bigger diameter than the original 12mm to 16mm ID hose for the return pump.
|06-23-2014 03:21 AM|
It's going to be painted now so grain doesn't matter, I decided I'm already way over budget and stain and poly is out, I've already got some good black paint from my other stand.
|06-22-2014 07:45 PM|
What strikes me though is your grain runs the wrong way.
|06-22-2014 04:18 PM|
29 gallon stand to replace my over crowded 15 gallon column.i swear the stand weighs more than the tank will when full.
Door will be trimmed to hide the hack job my saw did to my oak plywood. only half way through did i realize use the saw backwards to prevent chipping.
hood will be in the same design with a flip up front panel.
will probably stain it onyx or paint it since the trim i like was only in pine. oak and pine stain too differently for nicer colors.
|06-19-2014 08:02 PM|
As for the comparison to the bullet proof vest we might really go with regarding every gun as loaded. It may not be necessary but it is surely prudent.
|06-19-2014 08:00 PM|
Sounds like you have everything under control
Just the doomsday prepper in me lol. Better safe than sorry... I can't imagine how id feel if I came home and found my tanks all smashed.
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