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My new stand

Just like to share some pics of my stand that is almost complete. Click image for larger version

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Looking forward to seeing this completed! Looks good.


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Just have to get the hinges put on and throw some stain on it and Iím ready to start
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Looking good.
It's that "throw the stain on" that stops me. I hate the stuff! Not got the right attitude for working with stain. My father felt he was a builder and everything I grew up with was stained and I think I'm permanently warped on the stuff for my use.
But it does look good for your use!!
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Looking good.

It's that "throw the stain on" that stops me. I hate the stuff! Not got the right attitude for working with stain. My father felt he was a builder and everything I grew up with was stained and I think I'm permanently warped on the stuff for my use.

But it does look good for your use!!


Iím going to most likely using a gray semi solid stain not a clear stain.
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Wow! Now we are talking the same language! I also have light grey walls with white trim. So the stand and canopy are also light grey with white trim as I wanting to make it appear "built-in" but unwilling to actually cut studs and do the work.
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Gotta say, if you could find a nice simple stand like that in a store, Iíd be all over it. I like the aesthetics of it.
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Gotta say, if you could find a nice simple stand like that in a store, Iíd be all over it. I like the aesthetics of it.


Itís pretty much just a ADA style stand. Once I have the hinges for the doors it will look much better.
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Not to throw a trainwreck into things but this might be a place where a panel held with magnets might be good as it avoids any type of hardware to break up the clean look?
I'm thinking along the line of these cabinet latches, one at each corner and then no handles, etc.

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Single panel with no break or joint in the middle?
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Not to throw a trainwreck into things but this might be a place where a panel held with magnets might be good as it avoids any type of hardware to break up the clean look?

I'm thinking along the line of these cabinet latches, one at each corner and then no handles, etc.



https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sugatsune-W...abinet/4713065

Single panel with no break or joint in the middle?


Iíll be using soss hinges Click image for larger version

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Great looking stand. Great idea's here. I can't wait to see pictures of the final product. If I ever get motivated I need to build a new stand too.
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Great looking stand. Great idea's here. I can't wait to see pictures of the final product. If I ever get motivated I need to build a new stand too.


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Itís pretty much just a ADA style stand. Once I have the hinges for the doors it will look much better.
Yeah, and I do like the ADA stands. Sized poorly for the tanks I keep though.
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Very nice professional built!
Did you use 3/4" plywood for walls?
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Very nice professional built!

Did you use 3/4" plywood for walls?


Yes, everything is 3/4 maple plywood
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