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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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New Tankstand Design

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I thought I would share the process of my building a new tank stand.

This tank stand is for a 29 gallon tank. I don't like the conventional look. So without futher delay, Here is the preliminary design.

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I bet its gonna look nice! What about that bigger tank??!? HA!

I cant wait to see it. Which fish/plants are you keeping in here?

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Rendering of the new tank stand design.

Hi,
I have progress and modified the design. Have a look at this rendering.

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Wow! That will be a piece of fine furniture if you can do it. It will be beautiful, but not practical - no storage for CO2 tank, filter, foods, fertilizers, nets, broken parts, etc. But, for sheer beauty, that tops anything I can think of.

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Any idea what type of wood you're going to use yet?

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Hi,
Thanks.
I have been planning on making it with Oak with mahogany stain but after making this rendering Walnut look good also.

Hoppy: The filter will go in the shelf but at this time I have no plan on CO2 for this tank. I might put a small drawer under the top.
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Here is a side view rendering.

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Really neat design.
You have a talent.
But I'd consider a door on the front to hide mechanicals.
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Hi eds,
Thanks.
I am considering adding a cover over the filte area. Most likely a curved cover.
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Hi eds,
Thanks.
I am considering adding a cover over the filte area. Most likely a curved cover.
Man, just thinking about matching that curve up with the angles up top is making my head hurt.
Now I'm REALLY looking forward to pix!
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Hi,
Thursday: Cleaned up the raw lumber.
Friday: Rough cuts, glue-ups and some final cuts.
Saterday: Sanding and lower assembly.

Here is what it looks like now.


Today I will get the top cut to size, edge routed, sanded and attached. That should not take too long, so then I will start on the shelf.

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Wow - looks great! That glue on the bottom leg looks like it's going to be a PITA to sand/scrape off. How did you join the top front "aprons" to the "legs"?

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If those are solid wood boards you may have some problems with the joints between the horizontal boards and the vertical boards. Wood does expand and shrink in response to humidity changes, and it does so to a much greater extent across the grain than with the grain. I can't tell how wide the vertical boards are, but if it is 10 inches or so you may not see a problem. In any case, it is obviously going to be a beautiful furniture quality stand. Great design!

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Really beautiful. May I ask what solid modeling software you used? Did you do any analysis on it? What is it's maximum support and how sturdy is it? Are you planning on sealing/varnishing it?

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Hi,

SuRje1976: The glue was not too hard to get off.

Hi Hoppy: The front uprights are only 6.5" and are biscuited together.

cbfreder: I used AutoCad2000 for the modeling no analysis. It is going to have a 29 gallon tank on it. I can sit on it and it doesn't flex or wobble. It better not!


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