New Ten-Gallon Tank
Ten-gallon tanks are so inexpensive and it's about all that will fit in my bedroom so started thinking about the project in August after my birthday because my father gave me a tank and my sweetie bought a nice 36-watt compact fluorescent light and a bag of flourite. I needed a stand that would be sturdy and look decent.
One of my other hobbies is woodworking. I don't do anything really complicated like you would see in Fine Woodworking but I do put some time into the basics. My scrap pile has be accumulating. I had some edge trimmings from some 8/4 stock of mahogany I used to make my bed, a nice 10" wide 4/4 board of cherry that had unbelievable figure to it, some unused 6/4 mahogany boards and assorted pieces of poplar and 1/8" furniture grade plywood. I used the mahogany trimmings with mortise and tenons to make the frame. The top was made from 6/4 mahogany pieces held by biscuits joints. The cherry was used to make the side panels which fit into mortised slots and the doors. Fortunately, I had two solid brass knobs left over from a cabinet renovation and all I had to buy was two pair of solid brass hinges. No stain was necessary. I used danish oil with a urethane oil top coat. Unfortunately, the photo does not show the nice bevel on the top. It's not a flat board.
Andrew, MASI Treasurer
This message is always under construction: 75-gallon tank; 2, Eheim 2026 filters - one twice broken; Tek Light with 4, 54W T5s (6000K) ; Sand on top of 4:1 sand:clay mixture; Milwaukee CO2 controller; PlantGuild vortex CO2 reactor; pH = 6.6, kH=70mg/l, GH=120mg/l; EI; Flourish excel on 50% weekly water change: AGA Member.
Last edited by g8wayg8r; 06-09-2007 at 04:33 PM.