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ADA wood cabinet, green aqua cabinet...

Does anyone have a clue how they get the finish on the cabinets? Green aqua obviously found out but I still have no idea how they get the seamless look where you don't see separate wood pieces.
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I would guess they use wood laminate or veneer.
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Laminate, veneer, possibly powder coat? Could also sand, fill the pores with a slurry and sand again.

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http://www.projectaquarium.com/plant...riumStand.aspx

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Yes, that's what he used. That is not what ADA or green aqua uses.
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I am pretty sure the real ADA stands also use a type of laminate.
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Look at them in the videos and the green aqua ones on flikr, it's not laminate
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what is green aqua?
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why thanks john, you are so helpful. Google yeilds no results for green aqua for me. Are you referring to do aqua or mr aqua?
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Google " The Green Machine". It's a British site(UK)
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/viktorl...n/photostream/

That's the Flickr album, these are there stands.

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why thanks john, you are so helpful. Google yeilds no results for green aqua for me. Are you referring to do aqua or mr aqua?
Green Aqua is the distributor for ADA in Hungary.
http://www.greenaqua.hu/

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I still think it is a very nicely done laminate (they have brands or types we can not get in the US), you can get super clean seams with a router if you are skilled. I know the inside is wood from various pictures of the inside of the real stands, probably a type of plywood and stained.
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Green Aqua is the distributor for ADA in Hungary.
http://www.greenaqua.hu/

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I still think it is a very nicely done laminate (they have brands or types we can not get in the US), you can get super clean seams with a router if you are skilled. I know the inside is wood from various pictures of the inside of the real stands, probably a type of plywood and stained.
I was at ADG Sunday and inspected them, it is number 1, not real wood but mdf and 2, not laminate. I've done carpentry for 5 years and my dad 18 and he has never seen it either. It is paint, but almost as if the stands were dipped or just very tediously painted. In other words... The stands are worth the money, the finish job is amazing. If you are even able to find a shop capable of an ADA finish, it will cost the same or more than ada stands.
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