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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 PM   #511
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WHY? OH, WHY?

tell me ... as I stare at my cheap petsmart $50 stand that i lothe ... why do i subscribe to this thread?

why do i torment myself with all this talent and beauty, while i struggle to assemble 'simple' furniture?

well other then to be dazzeled by all of your telent that is?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #512
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Here's one I built last weekend for my 20g. Frame is 2x4s and it was covered in pine plywood then stained.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:51 PM   #513
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Looks great!
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:34 AM   #514
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I built a custom stand with my dad for my 125 gallon and 75 gallon, since then I bought a 75 gallon stand from the fish store and it does look sexy and was really easy to put together, but the homemade stands I know will never break

The Skeleton:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...5&l=26329655b3

Final product:
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:25 AM   #515
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Default 55g Oak Tank Stand 30" Tall

Heres my unstained stand. Not as nice as some of the others here, but hey, its my first woodworking project since I was a kid. I'll have to wait 'til spring to finish it outdoors.

The stand was built primarily for storage space and security (from our 1 1/2 year old son)

Circuit Box I made, I'm a little wary of electricity running under 55 gallons of water. Fits just right! After this pic I drilled a 1 1/2" hole in the rear panel for the cords and ran the filter power cord under the floor paneling.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:48 AM   #516
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Here is my white oak stand for my 55g.
All biscuit jointed, came it pretty good for my first one i think.


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Old 02-25-2013, 02:05 AM   #517
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Very nice stand. Love the color and the style.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:37 AM   #518
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My 72g bow front $100 in the stand

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Old 03-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #519
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My 75 gallon stand in progress, still have to "skin" it



Going to skin the front with doors that have plexiglass in them for viewing purposes. Both sides will also be hinged for access, and the back closed in with plumbing bulkheads to keep everything neat and clean.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:59 PM   #520
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Nice stands. Mrramsey how dis you curve the wood?

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:50 AM   #521
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Hope you wore a mask cutting that PT.
I'd never use PT in my house. Especially if you have kids. And I do. Well one.
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #522
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no build pic's, (sorry) i did it at work.

used:

3/4 particle board base,(no frameing) 3 4x4 45 degree corner blocks per side, all glued and screwed. (if you use particle board, it has to be sealed!!!!!) i used clear spray on urethane. two readymade kitchen doors i picked up at a lumber store.
(payed like 5bucks a piece for them)

base top:
3/4 oak strips ( i shiplaped the joints). made from old pallets i got at work. braced with 4x4 cross beams. 12"x12" vinyl, "leather" look floor tiles. for that duncan phyfe effect........
(used laminate glue on them)


top cover & sides:
same as the base

shelfs:
see top cover and sides.................

covered with "pergo" type kitchen flooring, glued on!



1 electrical outlet inside, (i wired the top plug to the flip switch for soon to be hat lights on the top pointing up).
one outlet TV side.and a dimmer switch thats not wired yet.
all to a GFI breaker at the main box.






































the best for last..............................




it's quite heavy
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Old 03-23-2013, 04:05 PM   #523
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Both were built by my father





very,very nice!!
got'a appreciate the craftsmenship in them, real sweet!
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #524
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Here's one of my 180 reef I did many moons ago. I have a 220 PDF Vivarium that I am building the same way as I miss that one.

Have built many more but will need to find the pics on one of my computers. I'm not the best at organizing pics!





Very nice stand and canopies everyone has build!
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:19 PM   #525
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My Mini M stand



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