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post #1 of 19 Old 02-14-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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75 Gal stand!

Hey so just started building my stand last night. Here are the first pics of the frame. Going to do the top and side paneling tonight so will post more pics tomorrow.

Guy in the one pic is my gfs dad. He is helping me build it.

So basically I used 2x6 for the top frame and bottom sides. And used 2x4s for the legs. I used the 2x6 for the bottom side piece so that the 2x4s and the 2x6 would piece together like a puzzle almost and make it more sturdy.

Just wait and see what i have in store for the top! It is going to be so fancy!

More pics tomorrow!

Dimensions of frame are 48x18x32

Materials so far:
2x: 2x6x8
3x: 2x4x8
2" Galvanized screws
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-14-2012, 11:38 PM
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any man who drinks chock o' nuts(good stuff) and then uses the can for screws is always going in the right direction
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post #5 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 10:28 AM
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is the skin of the stand going to hold it together? as of right now the top is resting on the up beams. personally i would add 2x4s on the insides of the legs, running the height of the stand. that will help "lock" things into place and would prove to be an overbuilt stand but one you wont ever have to worry about.

will you be staining or painting?
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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I dont understand. All the weight is going to be pushing down so?? I stood ontop of one of the 2x6 and jumped on it and nothing happened. lol

Here are some updated pics!

And my girl friend is obsessed with zebra print so basically everything in our apartment is zebra so she wants me to paint the stand black. I think it would look better if i just stained it dark. But oh well.
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post #7 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Also i am going to add a brace in the center in the back. But leave the front open for easier access to the sump.

Pics of doors and top will come tomorrow!
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 03:12 PM
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Excellent job! When you get done with that one maybe you could come to my house and build one for a 150 gallon for me? :) :)

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post #9 of 19 Old 02-15-2012, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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I will be taking orders locally.... lol

going to put an add up on craigslist with final product.

Will be much nicer then it is now.
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damn good eye! lol
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