Originally Posted by The Big Buddha
Looks very nice. First time I've seen the 2x4 flat instead of on their edges, but with Center legs it doesn't matter I guess.
Do you worry about that much humidity right under the tv? Or will the top be sealed up with glass lids?
I would definetly go with frosted glass doors and then some nice color changing LEDs backlighting the doors.
Question: are the corners 4x4 treated? If so I had built a stand years ago with them and they started to twist after a year of drying out. That's something I would be a little worried about myself. Maybe someone else will chime in on that.
You can google "twisting treated lumber 4x4" and you will see what I mean. Myself, I would never use treated lumber on an interior piece of furniture now, back then I was young and foolish. Now I'm just old and foolish. Lol
My tank now is under the TV and I have zero issues. Was worried but after a while I realized it didn't matter. I do use a versatop though and will on the new tank.
The 2x4 being flat was for more surface area for the tank base and top wood to sit on. It's really sturdy with that center leg.
As for the warping, yes I'm aware that treated wood can warp. These cuts are only about 13 inches so there should be minimal length to warp and they were very dry before using. I got a bunch of scraps for free from work and used then for various projects. They are also #1 grade from a good yard. So far none of the others I've used elsewhere have twisted or cracked and they've been outside. They're all over a year old now.
They sat in the garage at work for weeks and then I left them in the summer sun for a long time to harden up to watch for twisting and warping. I think it's past that possibility but you never know, even untreated wood can warp. I'll just keep my fingers crossed.
I'm guessing you have done a lot of wood working before. That looks expertly made! And, the proportions look nearly perfect.
Lol believe it or not I just wung most of the build since I've been doing it so sporadically.
I've had a lot going on but dying to dry start the substrate and test that sand waterfall when it's filled!