I needed a tank stand for my 75g tank. The problem was, I only wanted to spend $40 or less on a stand. Also 48" by 18" which is my dimension of my tank, seems to me to be rare dimension for a cabinet that is not custom made for a tank.
So bought this stand for my tank.
as you can see, IT ISN'T BIG ENOUGH!! *Sigh* it was the biggest stand i could find for 35 dollars... Dimension 36" by 16". When i went to put the tank on the stand, the stand wasn't big enough to touch the rims of the tank and i wasn't gonna leave it like that unless i wanted my tank broken and house flooded (now i do not know for sure but i wasn't gonna risk it).
So i came up with a solution, improvise!
Sorry i didn't think about posting it until i almost done. As you see later on the wood i used is called Poplar and it was from a door I took apart that look similar to this door.
so i took it all apart and now it look like this, i already gutted the middle, leaving only the outside.
now needed to clean it by my cutting the irregular sides off to make it straight with my table saw.
its time to make it a little fancy.
i was cutting this wood, i notice that GEEZs its hard and it burns!!
product, it didn't take me that long, and being broke makes you look for different options
never be to careful.