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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-20-2012, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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60p stand

just finished building my stand , now i just need to wait till aquaforest get the shipment from ada(hoping for next week ) and then im ready to start
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Wow great job. I take it this isn't your first time woodworking?


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Looks great!
What is the footprint of the top? That would look especially nice with a couple inch border between the tank and the edges.


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Wow great job. I take it this isn't your first time woodworking?
i do this for a living

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What is the footprint of the top? That would look especially nice with a couple inch border between the tank and the edges.
the top is 24x12.5 . i was going back and forth between exact size and bigger footprint with the top drilled for a tubes and i think i woudn't like the holes through the top. enough that i have to drill the side . but what the hell its just the stand right
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Beautiful stand! Will there be a knob on the door? It seems a shame to spoil the appearance with a knob. This should be in our sticky thread about stands.

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That looks great. Bet there are no 2x4's in that cabinet. How did you fasten it? Glue only? Glued and screwed? Or pocket screws? (Hate them when used in a visible location.)
Inset doors are tough. I still have a bit of trouble with them. So I design my stuff with as many as I can.

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Beautiful stand! Will there be a knob on the door? It seems a shame to spoil the appearance with a knob. This should be in our sticky thread about stands.
thanks Hoppy, i was thinking about a handle/knob but will leave it with out it for know.

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That looks great. Bet there are no 2x4's in that cabinet. How did you fasten it? Glue only? Glued and screwed? Or pocket screws? (Hate them when used in a visible location.)
Inset doors are tough. I still have a bit of trouble with them. So I design my stuff with as many as I can.

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there is pocket screws and glue. finish is sherwin williams oil based stain (fruitwood) and i used general finishes water based satin clear coat (3 coats)
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Hi wintu,
If you do it for living could you build ADa-style stand for me? I'm local in BA.
PM me your phone if you could.
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Beautiful stand! Will there be a knob on the door? It seems a shame to spoil the appearance with a knob. This should be in our sticky thread about stands.
I recommend blue masking tape.

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Here is a shot of the bead and drawer of a library system I am still working on. I took the two things I am weak in and put it into 4 base units. not ready to show the whole project yet but was curious if you did any beading work.
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I'm late to the party, but wow, that is beautiful.

I wish I could build something like that, but I lack the skill and patients for it.

p.s. I will never show my wife that picture, as she will never again like any stand that I build.

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Here is a shot of the bead and drawer of a library system I am still working on. I took the two things I am weak in and put it into 4 base units. not ready to show the whole project yet but was curious if you did any beading work.
looking good , bead face frames are hard but i think KREG got some jig to make it little easier.

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I'm late to the party, but wow, that is beautiful.

I wish I could build something like that, but I lack the skill and patients for it.

p.s. I will never show my wife that picture, as she will never again like any stand that I build.
stand was easy lets see if i can get some plants growing inside that tank on top of it
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Wow, that is absolutely beautiful, you are very skilled in your trade. That is a fish tank stand I would consider passing on as a family heirloom.
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