Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Orleans, LA
That sounds good mostly.
Yes, the platform is 1 3/16." It may vary slightly here and there since it will be two pieces together, which is why I was thinking rabbit over dado.
Also, look at the metal legs, they come very close (1/8") to the edge, which would interfere with a dado'd trim and not rabbit'd.
Mitered corners and chamfer pass sounds good. Might as well do all four edges with the trim. So 2x 21" edges and 2x 15."
Yes, I'll sand and stain it. Any opinions on staining the platform and trim different colors? Like one natural or light w/seal and the other a cherry sort of color?
What would the damage be? Will you work for shrimp? hehe.
I might just go ahead and get an ADA 45P (17.72" x 10.63" x 11.81") instead of the custom rimless tank. It will end up fitting the stand better anyways.