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Old 04-16-2009, 04:55 AM   #61
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are those copper light bars? great idea really like the look of it. i am going to have to try to copy that.
Yes they are copper bars
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Old 04-16-2009, 04:56 AM   #62
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This thread is on track to being a very valuable sticky! Here is one vote to move it to that status now.
#4 or 5 whatever it is
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:00 AM   #63
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+1 for the cooper bars. Do you have a close-up photo so we can steal the idea?
I don't have a close up of the top right away. I will take one and post. However the construction is pretty simple. No welding or soldering. Plain elbow joints and liquid copper solder. Holding good for over 4 months now.

For details you can check the link on my signature below
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #64
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Well, I've been working a bit on my stand since starting this thread. Thought I might share some pics since this thread got such a great respond. Building the stand has proven to be a very educating task for me, since I didnŽt have much experience with carpentry before. Here are some shots of the progress so far.



Got some leftover solid oak from hardwood floor boards, cut them down, sanded and put some oil varnish on them for trim.


Got some mdf for skinning the stand, currently working on the doors. IŽll then be painting them with white half-glossy lacquer.

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Old 04-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #65
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wuh-ho-ho, that's a very nice stand!
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:34 PM   #66
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Definitely sticky this one.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:56 AM   #67
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My recently "journaled" stand for 75g tank (see link in my signature).


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Old 04-27-2009, 07:50 PM   #68
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read your journal marcinsmok, great craftsmanshipt and a very fine looking stand you made there.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #69
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read your journal marcinsmok, great craftsmanshipt and a very fine looking stand you made there.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:29 PM   #70
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Here's my most recent attempt. Took a couple of hours. Not too bad.


I love this stand... did you just paint it black or did you add any primer,etc.?
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:58 AM   #71
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My other DIY home made metal stand for a 55/60
metal with cherry wood



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Just finished this last night, it's nothing amazing but I like it. It's built to hold a 10g in the future, 2.5g is calling it home for now.

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Just finished this last night, it's nothing amazing but I like it. It's built to hold a 10g in the future, 2.5g is calling it home for now.

Ha, that looks really funny...

I like the style of the stand a lot... It'll look even better when the lager tank is on it.
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Off subject, but I wonder if any of those Hampton Bay desk lamps has ever been sold to be used for anything but an aquarium.

Nice looking cabinet, too!
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #75
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Finally!!!! here it is, the final product. Painting took alot of time, ended up putting 3 coats of lacquer on. It's not fully built on the inside, I'll be adding some shelves and electric plugs later on, but the outside is done!

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