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Old 07-26-2014, 02:28 AM   #1
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ADA Style High-Tech Stand For 55GL(Now for 2x60p)


Hello All,
My current stand for 55GL/75GL tank was bought from petsmart and it was kind of waste of money. While i was putting it together, not everything was lining up correctly and board was breaking while i was fastening it together. It has paper laminate which swells anywhere i have water drops. So i decided to build an ADA style stand out of 3/4" plywood. It is my first attempt ever to build something with plywood.
Here is what i have so far..

Update: Getting rid of my 55GL and now it will be for 2 60p tanks side by side.

Tools Used:
Standard 7-1/4" circular saw
Bar Clamps
Kreg Jig tool
Oscillating Tool Kit
Screw gun

Materials Used:
2 PC 3/4" Finished plywood 4'x8'
3 PC 1"x4"x4' Red Oak
4 PC 1"x2"x4' Red Oak
1 PC 1/4"x6" Red Oak
1 PC 1/2"x4"x4' Red Oak
1 EA Wood Glue
1 PK 1-1/4" Kreg Screw
1 PK 1" Kreg Screw
2 PK Pocket-hole Plugs
1 EA Wood Filler
4 EA Edge-band 7/8"x25'

Stand Size:
48"Wx15.75"Dx30.5"H

Here is what it looks like as of today[09/19/14]:
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Cut a few pieces to size.
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The 4 doors..
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Here are the screws i am using to put everything together and also using wood glue on joints.
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Sides and back attached.
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Here is closer look at the pocket hole screws.
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Fixing the center support. It was not cut even.
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:26 PM   #2
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Added the back, center and front support. Also glued the face plate which you can see in first picture sticking up about an inch. Still need to add extra supports on the sides, just like as in front and back of the stand.

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Full view of the back of the stand. I just noticed that i might have put too many screws. lol

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Started to fill some holes with the wood filler and plugs.

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This is how it looks now after the back is completed and all the holes are filled in with plugs. Still need to sand but it can wait until everything is done.

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:40 AM   #3
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The public library here has a tool-lending library, and I borrowed a Kreg Jig from them a couple years back.

It was pretty awesome, and I ended up buying one of the smaller versions. Those things are really useful.

Anyways, looks good so far, should turn out really nice.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:59 AM   #4
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The public library here has a tool-lending library, and I borrowed a Kreg Jig from them a couple years back.

It was pretty awesome, and I ended up buying one of the smaller versions. Those things are really useful.

Anyways, looks good so far, should turn out really nice.
I agree, Kreg jig is one of the best tool i purchased and i know i'll be using it a lot. I already have another project in mind after i am done with this stand. It will come in handy.
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Some updates. Finally started staining and sealing 1 side at a time.

Stained.
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Bottom stained and sealed. Only applied stain once because i don't care if the color is light. It is the bottom an no one will ever see it.
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