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55g tank stand

Finished up this project this weekend... came out pretty nice overall I think. Sorry, I did not take pictures as I was making it but can let you know the plans if you are interested. I am making a 125 stand very similar and will be making a great DIY page about it with very good instructions, photos of everything and even some cutting diagrams. Anyways, heres the stand, it is made from 2x4's, some plywood and 1x6 pieces of pine that were rip cut into smaller pieces to provide more character for the piece... total cost ended up being around $70 or so including everything.




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wow, that looks real good. Did you rip the 2x4's also? How many 2x4's did it take?
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I like how the wood grain stands out. Excelent job! You can't buy something nice in a store, even for more than $150.

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wow, that looks real good. Did you rip the 2x4's also? How many 2x4's did it take?
Good job
2x4's were left whole... I will post a pic of the inside tomorrow so you can see. It took 5 2x4's the way that I made it... it is probably strong enough to support more than 1000lbs, but I would rather over build something than underbuild it.

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wow, thats seccxxyy!
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