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For a 3ft tank, I used 70x35mm pine for the frame, 7mm plywood and some dressed pine for the trim, 3 coats of exterior acrylic with light sanding in between








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I like the color. If I were to trim the top like that, I would have gone ahead and trimmed the bottom and legs to match and cover up the seams between the 2x4s. It looks good though, smooth finish with the paint.

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I like the color. If I were to trim the top like that, I would have gone ahead and trimmed the bottom and legs to match and cover up the seams between the 2x4s. It looks good though, smooth finish with the paint.

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This was meant to be a closed cabinet but my patience was running out so i just went for a quick finish. I may add a curtain in the future which will do a good job of hiding it all.
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If you had turned the legs the other way your seem would have been on the side and way less noticeable.

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If you had turned the legs the other way your seem would have been on the side and way less noticeable.
I think the way he did it is right, if he switched them the seams of the bottom frame and upright legs would we aligned and not as strong as staggering them.
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I think it looks clean and it's pretty incredible that your are able to build what you want. Cheers to your DIY!
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We all can have our personal thoughts on coulda, woulda, and shouda but I like dida pretty well?
I see nothing to object to. At first glance, I thought that you might be going to miss on supporting the weight on solid wood down to the floor but you get that covered. And like you mentioned, sometimes we just need to get it done!
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