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Forum: DIY   02-22-2009, 02:50 AM
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Posted By butacska
U can always correct it with shingles either from...

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...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2009, 02:28 PM
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Posted By butacska
You are welcome. The door was a pain in the...

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...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2009, 03:51 AM
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Posted By butacska
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/c...

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/calc-2.jpg

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...
Forum: DIY   01-28-2009, 03:20 AM
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Posted By butacska
I like the height. It is perfect if i want to...

I like the height. It is perfect if i want to take a chair next to it and just watch the tank:)
I'll look for the "blueprint" for you.
Forum: DIY   01-22-2009, 07:41 AM
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Posted By butacska
:) Thank you and good luck to you. I am not a pro...

:) Thank you and good luck to you. I am not a pro but if you have any question I'll try to answer:)
Forum: DIY   01-22-2009, 07:37 AM
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Posted By butacska
The first 2 cuts are free, then every additional...

The first 2 cuts are free, then every additional cut is 25cents, so 14 cuts cost 3.50, not too bad.

Be careful with the dimensions, of course you can use them, but please note, that our stand is...
Forum: DIY   01-20-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
To tell you the truth, I don't think it would be...

To tell you the truth, I don't think it would be a good idea. But as I said earlier, they will cut the sheet of plywood for you, that is what we had done. We had probably 15 cuts, and we did not...
Forum: DIY   12-05-2008, 02:56 PM
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Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
thank you, yeah, we used this method for making...

thank you, yeah, we used this method for making smaller cuts, on the 2x4-s when we cut the legs... well it wasn't exactly clamped as the 2x4 didn't have any free space to clamp something on, so we...
Forum: DIY   11-22-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Here is the tank on the stand: the pics are not...

Here is the tank on the stand:
the pics are not the best...
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/aquariumstand808c.jpg...
Forum: DIY   11-21-2008, 02:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Thumbs up Thanks:) Yeah, it made it soo easy... and their...

Thanks:) Yeah, it made it soo easy... and their saw is pretty good (in accuracy). I just had to give it a little sanding (rough edges), and it was ready to nail on:)
Forum: DIY   11-20-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
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Posted By butacska
Thank you:) Good luck with yours. If you'll be...

Thank you:) Good luck with yours. If you'll be using a gloss finish, just make sure, your sanding is perfect. Things to make EXTRA attention:
- do not scratch the wood/board during construction.
-...
Forum: DIY   11-20-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Yes, as we don't have a table saw we thought it...

Yes, as we don't have a table saw we thought it would be much easier. Drew a scaled drawing of the board, cut the panel pieces out of a piece of paper and tried to figure out how it would be the most...
Forum: DIY   11-14-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
I hope you will succeed :) Take your time,...

I hope you will succeed :) Take your time, measure everything several times before you cut, and you'll be all right :) Good luck!
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   11-14-2008, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,105
Posted By butacska
My answer is: hair algae - own brand, red...

My answer is:
hair algae - own brand, red cherry shrimp, my aquarium :D
sometimes (2 times a week) they get an algae wafer, and they defenetly eat the uneaten fishfood, any kind. Every kind....
Forum: DIY   11-13-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: DIY   11-13-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Thank you! And godd luck finishing the stand:) It...

Thank you! And godd luck finishing the stand:) It feels really good when you can put the tank on it :D :thumbsup:
Forum: DIY   11-10-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Thank you guys, I really appriciate all your nice...

Thank you guys, I really appriciate all your nice comments, it makes me feel so proud:)
Forum: DIY   11-08-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
:D Thanks... No canopy, at least for a while:)

:D Thanks... No canopy, at least for a while:)
Forum: DIY   11-08-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Finally we finished it.:bounce: We put on...

Finally we finished it.:bounce:

We put on the doors, now you can tell how beginners we are... :D But it's OKEY.
http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/aquariumstand570.jpg

Took it...
Forum: DIY   10-20-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Thank you :) Thanks:) Really, it is...

Thank you :)



Thanks:) Really, it is amazing how much difference some molding does. It is a pain in the butt to install though... at least if you are a novice, that's for sure!



...
Forum: DIY   10-20-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Hello again:) Finally we put the doors...

Hello again:)

Finally we put the doors together, we used the molding on the side of the plywood as you would put a picture frame together....
Forum: DIY   10-15-2008, 03:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
yeah, and as heavy too :red_mouth:icon_bigg ...

yeah, and as heavy too :red_mouth:icon_bigg



Thank you:)
It for sure needs patience. And time. We were even thinking about buying doors for it, a little bit ran out of steam, but then today...
Forum: DIY   10-14-2008, 03:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
So after...

So after sanding…http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/aquariumstand217.jpg

I have never stained anything. This is the very first one! So I was kind of nervous about it. Especially...
Forum: DIY   10-14-2008, 02:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
The next step was the molding. Now that is a...

The next step was the molding. Now that is a really time consuming procedure! I hadn’t thought before we started it. First we added the corners: ½ in quarter round.
...
Forum: DIY   10-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 26,674
Posted By butacska
Well... I drew the calculation for the 4x8 birch...

Well... I drew the calculation for the 4x8 birch plywood. One sheet covers the whole thing.

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n168/butacska/calc.jpg...
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