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My project for the week...a better aquarium stand.

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My project for the week...a better aquarium stand.
Old 07-15-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
 
My project for the week...a better aquarium stand.

So a few months ago I bought a 55 gallon aquarium off of craigslist. I like it, except the stand was old and quite unsteady. So this week I decided to build one since Im off work. Tools were pretty limited to a circular saw, drill, power sander, and some wood clamps and various hand tools. Total cost of everything was less than 100 dollars. I took a few pics so check them out and let me know what you guys think.

what I started with



First coat of stain

Homemade doors

Test fitting them

and the final product(sorry for the bad picture, its in a weird spot)(and I still have to finish the final sanding, have to get more sandpaper)


And to give credit I got the basic blueprint from another thread on here, just modified it a little.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:46 PM   #2
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Pretty nice looking, not to bad for a weekend project!
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
 
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looking good... now to paint the back of your tank black
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:10 PM   #4
 
Ive been considering painting the back black. next on my list is a canister filter though
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Old 07-17-2011, 06:07 AM   #5
 
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You can never beat a cheap DIY stand that you can take pride in over a store bought stand, great jod!!!

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