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Sluggo 02-26-2013 12:56 AM

My DIY tank stands
 
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Zar stain and AquaZar poly. Sides, doors and inside bottom panels are made with pre-glued panels from Home Depot. "Shelf" on the back lets me hug the wall and still have room for my HOB equipment.

Sluggo 02-26-2013 01:08 AM

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As a bonus, I'll throw in a picture of my Cattle Dogs:

haterr 02-26-2013 06:48 PM

Nice stand, good work

shmeeg 02-26-2013 07:35 PM

nice work. i jacked up a recent stand build, so i have newfound respect for folks that build their own.

J.mccollum 02-26-2013 11:55 PM

great work

Sajacobs 02-27-2013 12:05 AM

Beautiful cabinet. I wish I was handy enough to make something so nice looking.

Your dogs are soooo cute. They look like big cuddlers.

Sluggo 02-27-2013 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Sajacobs (Post 2660338)
Beautiful cabinet. I wish I was handy enough to make something so nice looking.

Your dogs are soooo cute. They look like big cuddlers.

The red boy's a goofball, always has to be the center of attention. The blue girl's a bit of a worrier, but scary intelligent. Those Aussies managed to breed a whole lot of dog into a 40-lb package.

sayurasem 02-27-2013 03:01 AM

Nice stand!

hunterlook 03-01-2013 04:27 AM

If you don't mind me asking, what was your total cost for supplies for this?

Sluggo 03-01-2013 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by hunterlook (Post 2686698)
If you don't mind me asking, what was your total cost for supplies for this?

The freshwater stand was built 6-7 years ago and materials cost about $70 then. The saltwater is 6" wider and was built just a couple of months ago for about $110 in material. They each have a shelf inside that I didn't show. The end panels, doors, and inside bottom are made from panels of glued-up pine boards from Home Depot. I want to say that a 2' x 6' panel was around $30, and I used two of them. Front panels are 1" x 6" boards put together with glue and pocket screws. They are done in pine to match the rest of my living room. You might be able to do a little better on price with plywood. From start to finish I can do one of these in a weekend.


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