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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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my weekend stand project!

i decided to finally build a 30g stand and it turned out decent enough for me.
havent seen a stand with feet/legs in awhile so i thought why not! the feet are 4x4 treated wood so there very strong. dont know why theres not more stands with feet or legs!?
the legs also let you level the stand alot easier!

body is just 7ply birch, old used 3/4 plywood on top and bottom. some 30+ year old doors that have been sittin around and some scrap moulding. made the stand 37" tall to, no more shorty tank for me!
after the stand was made i actually painted it done in 3 hours, raw to finished! fastest paint job ive done ever and im a painter! actually used krylon fusion hammered finish since its very water proof. i lightly sprayed 3 coates on it, real thin coats dry better and faster, esp this krylon fusion!
this paint looks like a factory spray finish, im hooked on the fusion! but ive used at least 300 cans of spray paint before so im experienced on how to make spray paint look good,sand, prep, prep, prep,sand, sand, sand again.

still have to put the knobs and tank on it to be done but im almost there
the hood in last pic is old i just sanded it and painted to match the stand, also have to add a strip of moulding to the hood so it covers the tank rim likr the base is going to.

the base only took 2hrs build time and 3hrs paint time and since i use scraps it only cost me around 40.00 and sweat.
funny theres a dusty spot on the face where i touched it today, shows dust well! lol
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Awesome!

I wish I had some wood working skills.
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that looks store boght even better very nice
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thanks!
i was thinking it looked to much like store bought today, and friend told me looks like you bought it to lol.
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Looks fantastic! Great job
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That really looks good, and you can't beat the price.
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THATS freakin sweet,
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finally got it the tank on the stand today lol only took 3-4 hours lol

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Looks very nice CDF. I'm just wondering if you have a brace in the top like the one in the bottom there to stiffen things up?
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That really looks great.
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tlh,
yes theres a brace at top back like the bottom but little larger
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Looks great, though I don't care for the color. Also, how come you used such huge molding for the hood. It sticks out too far imho.

Also, for those intersted: Green treated wood should not be used indoors, and it needs to have a year to dry before being painted/stained. Hopefully you won't have any problems, but often the paint comes off of it if it isn't dry enough.
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How is the hood held on? Most hoods go over the black trim that you are resting on, so I'm confused.... not just sitting there right?!??!
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thanks for your concern on the treated but the treated wood is about 10years old and been inside so its dry.
the new treated wood cannot be painted for about 6 months. Ive been a painter/handyman for 10 years so i know treated has to dry out before painting.

yes the hood is sitting on the top. it weighs about 15lbs so its not going anywhere.im going to put the trim piece on the bottom of hood later to cover the rim. i made the hood while back so i wasent thinng about covering the rim then, but did after i painted it lol.
the trim was made as a wall sconse years ago and just happen to be the right size so i used it.

the hood and stand are mainly old scraps. i have about 65.00 in the ugly thing lol.
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good work!!!! very nice!! must be a pain doing wc's/maintenance in your tank though with that nice hood. is it??

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