ADA Style DIY Stand
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > DIY


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
davidj12
Algae Grower
 
davidj12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 136
Default

ADA Style DIY Stand


So I'm doing a 75-P and I decided to make my own stand. I'll try and put as many pictures as I can.

When planning to do this don't forget to take the thickness of the formica into account. I did it everywhere except for the small front face on the top. I'm sure the only person that sees it is me and it really bugs me a ton

Formica color
http://www.formica.com/en/home/dna.aspx?color=5882


I started out with pre-finished plywood. Even though I planed on using Formica on the outside the inside would have a nice finished look. I cut all the pieces and then formicaed the bottom before I screwed and glued the sides together. I cut a dado in the side panels and and screwed and glued all the sides together.




I counter sunk the screws and cut out the opening for the hoses.



Put putty over the screws as I went. I planed on sanding them all down at the end.




I used a pocket screw jig to put the front piece on the bottom



Put 3 extra piece of plywood on the inside of the bottom to accept the screw leveling feet. Made sure to recess them enough from the bottom so the feet won't hit the ground if I decide not to use them.







Drilled the holes in the bottom to access the leveling feet with a hex key.



Started gluing on the Formica



Finished Product


Last edited by davidj12; 11-01-2012 at 01:31 AM.. Reason: Messed up the title.
davidj12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-01-2012, 01:36 AM   #2
junglefowl
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
junglefowl's Avatar
 
PTrader: (24/100%)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Charlotte
Posts: 591
Default

Nice work...
junglefowl is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:38 AM   #3
salmon
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
salmon's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: "Wet Coast" B.C.
Posts: 552
Default

Very nicely done! That looks just great! Really like how you did the bottom with the leveling feet.
__________________
Salmons ADA 75-P Rockscape on DSM / 13g Rimless / 12g Rimless Club / 12g rimless - not yet started / Cannon Pimp Club #009 -T3i
salmon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:41 AM   #4
Mike1239
Planted Member
 
Mike1239's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore md
Posts: 182
Default

That looks great. Did it cost you anywhere near $1200
Mike1239 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:53 AM   #5
tropicalmackdaddy
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
tropicalmackdaddy's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Minneasota usa
Posts: 384
Default

is that pattern tiny so it kinda gives it a texture or is it like a super visible?
thanks, awesome stand!
__________________
tropicalmackdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 01:57 AM   #6
mechtec
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: ma
Posts: 127
Default

very nice cabinet work, what brand table saw do i see in the 2nd pic down?

gary
__________________
Canon Pimp Club #059
mechtec is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 02:24 AM   #7
Geniusdudekiran
Prodigious Plant Pundit
 
Geniusdudekiran's Avatar
 
PTrader: (44/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 5,367
Default

Beautiful.
__________________
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Steve Jobs
Geniusdudekiran is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 03:22 AM   #8
beedee
Planted Tank Enthusiast
 
beedee's Avatar
 
PTrader: (3/100%)
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: long beach, ca
Posts: 659
Default

Wow, nicely done. I also love that you can adjust the levelers through the hole that you drilled.
__________________
beedee is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 05:10 AM   #9
davidj12
Algae Grower
 
davidj12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1239 View Post
That looks great. Did it cost you anywhere near $1200
Absolutely not! It cost about $240 and a day and a half worth of work. The formica and glue were most of that cost. But having the right tools helped a lot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tropicalmackdaddy View Post
is that pattern tiny so it kinda gives it a texture or is it like a super visible?
thanks, awesome stand!
The pattern is printed and I don't think it is very visible although I think it is much more interesting than just plain gray.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mechtec View Post
very nice cabinet work, what brand table saw do i see in the 2nd pic down?
gary
Thanks! It's a Powermatic saw.

Quote:
Originally Posted by junglefowl View Post
Nice work...
Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by salmon View Post
Very nicely done! That looks just great! Really like how you did the bottom with the leveling feet.
I decided to put them on just in case and I did end up using them! My floor slopes away from the wall so I'm really glad I decided to use them.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran View Post
Beautiful.
Thanks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by beedee View Post
Wow, nicely done. I also love that you can adjust the levelers through the hole that you drilled.
Thank you! I was thinking it would be a big PITA if there was no way to adjust them with the cabinet on the floor and the tank on it. They really turned out being very helpful.
davidj12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 05:13 AM   #10
Green_Flash
Wannabe Guru
 
PTrader: (7/100%)
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: United States
Posts: 1,670
Default

Awesome. Do you have a tank journal yet?
Green_Flash is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 05:22 AM   #11
davidj12
Algae Grower
 
davidj12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Green_Flash View Post
Awesome. Do you have a tank journal yet?
Not yet but I will start one soon.
__________________
davidj12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #12
sayurasem
SCAPEr
 
sayurasem's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Posts: 2,557
Default

Beautiful! What size is the tank?
sayurasem is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
davidj12
Algae Grower
 
davidj12's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Posts: 136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sayurasem View Post
Beautiful! What size is the tank?
It's a 75-p
__________________
davidj12 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
Mike1239
Planted Member
 
Mike1239's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Baltimore md
Posts: 182
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidj12 View Post
Absolutely not! It cost about $240 and a day and a half worth of work. The formica and glue were most of that cost. But having the right tools helped a lot.
You gotta love "ego" mark up.
Mike1239 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2012, 04:33 PM   #15
GMYukonon24s
Planted Tank Guru
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 3,117
Default

Nice stand
__________________
110g Tropical Community & Sakura Shrimp
55g BN Breeding Grounds, Peacock Gudgeons, Panda, Pygmies, & Smudge Spot Cories, Rili Shrimp
10g RCS and show guppies

MIAPG - Come join us - Plantedtank - MI - Greatlakesaquaria
GMYukonon24s is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Tags
ada stand, ada style stand, diy ada stand, diy stand

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012