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Old 02-26-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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My DIY tank stands


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.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:08 AM   #2
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As a bonus, I'll throw in a picture of my Cattle Dogs:
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Nice stand, good work
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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nice work. i jacked up a recent stand build, so i have newfound respect for folks that build their own.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:55 PM   #5
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great work
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:05 AM   #6
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Beautiful cabinet. I wish I was handy enough to make something so nice looking.

Your dogs are soooo cute. They look like big cuddlers.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:43 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:01 AM   #8
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Nice stand!
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:27 AM   #9
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If you don't mind me asking, what was your total cost for supplies for this?
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:54 AM   #10
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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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