Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: philadelphia, pa
DIY stand for 20l
it's not the most beautiful piece of furniture i've built, but it's certainly the first!
and it isn't complete.
I'm using 2x2 poplar posts for the legs, 1x3 poplar boards for the rails between the legs, and potentially 1x2 poplar boards for more support if needed.
legs are 30" tall, side rails are 11" and the front/back are 28.75". ultimate this means that the tanks corners should fall dead center of each leg and the rest of the tank should run along where the rails are.
it's not perfect... i doubt it's plum... and i'll let you know when it's done if it's level haha.
i'm using 90 degree brackets under each rail to attach to the leg and gorilla glue for the wood to wood contact.
my work space isn't the greatest... i need tear out the work table that the house came with and build a new one more appropriate for wood work. Our community college actually offers a degree in wood work... so there are around a dozen classes in wood work, which i intend on taking. I've got a strong desire to build things out of wood but not the tools nor the knowledge. It's funny b/c i'm in IT (programming websites) and i really would rather do something more hands on.
anyway, here are two pictures. an, almost, overall with the clamps still on the top and a close up of the joints.
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