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Old 03-09-2009, 04:03 AM   #16
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Post pics of your DIY stands


Here is my 10 gallon stand out of oak. The design is meant to be viewed from all sides; centrally placed in a room (not against a wall like it is at the moment). The suspended shelf houses my CO2 and filter along with various ferts and tools.








The legs are held at the base with a tension cable to counter the outward thrust.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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Here is mine for 150 gal.

Basically 2 x 4 and wrapped it with a 3/4" oak plywood.





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Old 03-10-2009, 05:55 AM   #18
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Thread of PlantBrain's stand and light canopy.

Griffin_Pack's metal stand converted to wood stand.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:24 PM   #19
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I've got one in the DIY forum...

Some great looking stands here.

Also I gave Houston the idea of using a cleat so the door can be removed.

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Old 03-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #20
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Manolito, that is a real nice stand! Can't believe I never saw that before.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:46 PM   #21
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some real nice stands here, this has already given me a few good ideas, thank you all, but keep them coming
I´ll make sure to post mine when it´s done. Got the lumber yesterday.
How imoratand is it the the lumber is straight? I think I got very straight 2x6's for the upper frame, but the the 2x4's are not as straight.
My sisters husband is a carpenter and he told me that it was a waste of time to look fer perfectly straight lumber at the store since it would always bend a bit when you bring it home where it is hotter then at the store since i´m not buying dried wood.
Hvae you been storing your lumber at room temperature for some time before building the stands?
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:29 PM   #22
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For a carpenter using a large amount of lumber on typical projects (Generally for someone else I might add), I can see where they may feel looking for straight lumber is a waste of time.

When building a stand, personally I would definitely take the time to handpick the small amount of lumber needed for the straightest you can find.
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Manolito, that is a real nice stand! Can't believe I never saw that before.
Thanks Glen.

Actually I lied a little bit. I bought those aok cabinet doors at a local Habitat for Humanity store for $2 a piece. So I design the stand and the canopy so the doors will fit accordingly.

Just have to be creative a little bit.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:52 PM   #24
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A post talking about the setup is here:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...r-replant.html

Doing a better job isn't really that much harder than doing a 2*4 or 2*6 job, just spend a bit more on wood and take a little time to think it through.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:09 PM   #25
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29g diy stand and hood, hood has changed alittle since moulding has been added and top is hinged and doesnt look purple in real life lol its brown, wierd flash i guess. why dont people use feet/legs on there stands?
mine are 4x4 treated lumber.


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Old 03-17-2009, 11:17 PM   #26
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Nice thread!
Here is my 75 gallon stand build thread with lots of pics...
http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...-filter-4.html

and a picture for this thread...
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:24 PM   #27
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I had some issues with learning how to use the random orbit sander when I finished the doors, it looks better in person.



My office is rather small with not enough room to back up far enough to take in both the stand and the tank without the funny angle.
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Helgymatt, imeridian and Kuhli, your stands are a bit similar but look very simple and sleek. Likemalot.

I´ve started building mine and the skeleton is done. I'll have a 2" oak frame on all the edges of the stand and between the 3 doors. The doors and skin will be spray-varnished white. I'll use 16mm mdf for skinning the tank and the oak fram will be cut from solid oak hardwood boards.

I´ll post pictures when the stand gets skinned.
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A post talking about the setup is here:
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ge...r-replant.html

Doing a better job isn't really that much harder than doing a 2*4 or 2*6 job, just spend a bit more on wood and take a little time to think it through.
That is very nice!
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:23 AM   #30
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hey here is my DIT stand and hood.



get better pic soon if any wants it.
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