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New 20L stand I built last night.

Well, this is the first thing I built since like shop class in middle school. I'm kinda happy about it but my measurements were off a little.. I have to use a piece of cardboard to keep it steady. Oh well.

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to bad you didnt make it a little wider, you could have fit another 20 on the bottom shelf
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If it was wider then the corners of the tank wouldn't be resting on the legs of the stand.

The bottom part isn't a shelf, but supports for the whole stand.

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While we all like to think it could be done better, you have in fact done it and it looks good. Are you sure the wobble is from measuring wrong or maybe some of that wood let you down by being just a little less than perfect?

I doubt the tank and fish will have any complaints so it should serve you well.
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Way better than I could even imagine doing. Looks good!
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While we all like to think it could be done better, you have in fact done it and it looks good. Are you sure the wobble is from measuring wrong or maybe some of that wood let you down by being just a little less than perfect?

I doubt the tank and fish will have any complaints so it should serve you well.
Congrats.
haha, maybe it's a lil of both but thanks man!

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Way better than I could even imagine doing. Looks good!
nawww man, I did this with no prior wood working experience!

On a side note, it took me way longer than I thought it would lol

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to bad you didnt make it a little wider, you could have fit another 20 on the bottom shelf


I think this is what poster was talking about. A little more than you need but still allows you to stack multiple tanks.


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I know what he's talking about.

but it wasn't what I was going for...

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Ok


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I'd like to make it into a cabinet anyway.

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I think this is what poster was talking about. A little more than you need but still allows you to stack multiple tanks.


Any links to a thread journal of that?
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I know what he's talking about.

but it wasn't what I was going for...

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Any links to a thread journal of that?
https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=176148

Work in progress.


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Great looking stand man! Def the way to go!

I built one a bit ago for my 55gal and love it. Costs about $40 for all the 2x4s, and trim. Put some 1x8 quality oak boards across the top, as I was nervous about the tank rim sitting perfectly on the top 2x4s. Sanded it and painted it black. Looks better than any other stand I could have gotten locally for even up to $200, and I am more than certain of it's stability. Planning on replacing all my others now


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Nice work. I like it.
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