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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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DIY 50g Stand

Well as you can tell by the amount of posts... I'm getting closer and closer to finally getting everything built and running. The stand I am building is based on this design, thanks wolfenxxx.

However I had opted to use 2x4s along the bottom(runner) instead of the plywood. Also I will be running some of the left over plywood (that home depot cut for free) across the back to protect againt any side movement of the stand. I have 2 concerns however.

1. Will the 2x4's warp after time causing an unstable and uneven surface?

2. Would it be better to just leave the bottom plywood piece on the floor spreading out the weight more evenly then say 2x4s around the edges and under the 2 middles supports? (I live on the second floor of a triplex -plywood and 2x4 sub flooring) Right above lobby so I don't the land lady would apprechiate a swimming pool down there

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2004, 05:40 PM
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I know with my floors I would not want a full bottom because it will allow any imperfection in the floor grade to create a wobble that would be harder to shim. Just my opinion.
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