|08-25-2015 11:29 PM|
|08-25-2015 10:54 AM|
At this point, it looks like it's a very regional thing - none of the stores in my area have stud grade 4x4s. They do appear to have cedar 4x4 fence posts though. Hmmm. Naturally, they don't carry matching 2x4s.
Slightly annoyed - we had a bunch of lumber sawed up by someone with a portable saw mill. FIL gave away what wasn't used for a deck that...was a bad idea since it wasn't pressure treated. Eh, stuff would probably be so deteriorated by now it would be a bad idea for this too.
|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*|
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