01-17-2012, 08:00 PM
| || | Ok as promised the second project. The second project that I’ve been working on and now have finished is a hardwood cover for a steel stand tank, and many of you might have this problem a wife who hates the look of bare steel. So to get started ill list some thing you’ll need to start the project. TOOLS: table saw, compound saw/or skill saw, hammer, nails and finishing nails, and whatever else you might tweak your project to be like. MATERIALS: I only used oak wood except for the skeletal support, 4’x8’ sheet of door skin, 2 3’ long double corner trim, 8’ of picture frame stock, 7’ of top trim, and 12’ of 1”x2” pine for the skeletal supports, I stained mine so if you want to do that you’ll also need a pint of stain, urethane, brushes and everything else to do that part. Skeletal FRame and More stainning | Flickr - Photo Sharing! First: do all your staining. This should take a couple of days to stain and urethane properly. Staining the wood | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Adding the urethane! | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Second: construct the skeletal frame, for the frame needed to be on the inside 36.5”x28”x16” (base, height, width). After the skeletal frame is constructed and the stain wood has dried, cut the panels and trim and add them to the frame ( I used both glue and finishing nails to attach all the panels and trim). After this is done and if you design like mine has a cabinet door, cut out the door with saw and take the measurements for the picture frame stock door. I took the 8’ of picture frame stock, cut it all on 45 degree angles, and used a piece of door skin for the centre and it looks good. Add hinges and a handle and you done. My total cost was about $175 (oak isn’t cheap) After she’s complete slip her over the tank and stand and she should look something lik this. Enjoy! Finished Product! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!