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trreherd 12-09-2006 07:27 PM

diy stand?
 
I am thinking of building my own stand for my 20 gallon but i was wondering How much a pre-made wooden one with doors and everything would cost?
My dads freind would help me built it, hes a carpenter.

usmc121581 12-09-2006 07:29 PM

It would all depend on the wood, As wood prices vary depending on the type. But to give some insight it should not run no more then $50.

caferacermike 12-09-2006 08:04 PM

Home built furniture grade stands cost about the same as garbage LFS stands. It is very easy to overbuild and over trim for less money. I'm a big fan of custom cabinet stands over store bought. My custom stand looks hundreds of time nicer than anythign I could get in a shop for $400 and only cost me $350 and came with matching canopy.

Mike 12-09-2006 08:26 PM

For more information about building a do-it-yourself stand, check out the topic SKAustin created, detailing his experience building his own:

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=328

I didn't build my own, but I imagine it would feel a whole lot more rewarding to look at the tank and know that I had. Let us know what you decide to do!

Good luck,
Admin :)

White98SVT 12-10-2006 11:30 AM

I found my stand for my 55 gallon for less than $100. It's 100% wood, with doors. I'm sure yours would be much cheaper.

trreherd 12-10-2006 01:56 PM

im going to build the stand so it will be just the way i want it.


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