Finished aquarium stand

  1. Chris99

    Chris99 Well Known Member Member

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    I finished the tank stand. This is the same basic design you can find all over. The stain is darker than I expected but I'm still happy with the results. I feel much better with this than the particle board stand we bought at the big box store.
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  2. sbdzx

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    Hi--I'd like to see your stand, but somehow the link isn't working...
     

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    Chris99

    Chris99 Well Known Member Member

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    Strange. I see the picture in the post itself. It is just the one picture.
     
  4. sbdzx

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    Weird. I see just a link, and it leads to an error message: Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator.

    Stupid computer. Maybe if you posted it again it might work? So sorry!
     
  5. Adam55

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    Hmmm...no picture there.
     
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  7. Adam55

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    Well done. Did you design and build that yourself then? It looks great.
     
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    Thanks. I used the 2x4 design I've seen in multiple places. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN4Y9AYuwcQ I just finished it off with some burch plywood and trim. The lighting in that picture makes it hard to see. I built it in about two days. One day to build, one to stain.
     
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    You stained it? How many coats did it take to get it that dark? I thought it was painted black from the pic.
     
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    I used the stain/polyurethane mix. It was expresso and I thought would turn out a deep brown. I only did 2 coats. Enough to make sure it was protected but I didn't want it to get any darker.
     

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    In the right light the wood grain does show through but it basically looks black.
     
  12. sbdzx

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    Wow, that's a great stand! You even put a cabinet-type door on the front. Love the color, and love the tank, too. Though it seems like a fair deal of work, I bet you had fun doing this.
     
  13. mg13

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    wow!

    is it fresh water or salt water? and how many gallons is it?

    sorry, i didn't watch the video, if you answered the questions in there.
     
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    That's not my video, just a how to I used for the basic design. It is a 75 gallon freshwater. It was more work than I anticipated but it gave me an excuse to buy the miter saw I've been wanting. :)
     
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    This picture shows more of the detail and the color.
     

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  16. Archie1208

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    Really cool .... Great job. Wish I had the drive


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