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
so what did you do this weekend?