..and here's what happens when you don't think your DYI project throught till the end....
Before I went wood-shopping, I measured an exiting cabinet and the height of the tank, I did come up with a height of 30" for the board I needed.
Now the board I found where 34" and I bought those for the sides and a little thicker once for the top & bottom piece...
So far so good, but here's where the plan went wrong
Since I hadn't handled saw's before I then decided 4" what the heck I will leave the boards as they are...HOWEVER I didn't consider the part where the ticker top & bottom board added more height to it all so that in the end I was winding up with a 38" tall stand AND then the tank on top of it
While I can reach the hood to open, feed & do water exchanges, unless I have a lil step ladder now I will NOT to any plant maintenance cause I myself am only 5' 2" so not exactly the type of tall person for a stand like this
I mean it looks cool and its actually a great height as far as watching inmates...just the maintenance part....so just keep in mind when you wanna built something too to consider your own height