Finished aquarium stand

Discussion in 'DIY - Do It Yourself' started by Chris99, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    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. sbdzxValued MemberMember

    Hi--I'd like to see your stand, but somehow the link isn't working...
     
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

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




  4. sbdzxValued MemberMember

    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

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    Hmmm...no picture there.
     
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

     
     
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  7. Adam55

    Adam55Well Known MemberMember

    Well done. Did you design and build that yourself then? It looks great.
     
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    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.
     
  9. delta5

    delta5Well Known MemberMember

    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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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    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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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

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

    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

    mg13Well Known MemberMember

    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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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    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. :)
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2014
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    This picture shows more of the detail and the color.
     

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  16. Archie1208

    Archie1208New MemberMember

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


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