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AirborneForever 07-15-2011 08:15 AM

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
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0129.jpg
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0137.jpg
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0138.jpg
First coat of stain
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0152.jpg
Homemade doors
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0161.jpg
Test fitting them
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0164.jpg
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)
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/...9/IMAG0178.jpg

And to give credit I got the basic blueprint from another thread on here, just modified it a little.

zof 07-15-2011 03:46 PM

Pretty nice looking, not to bad for a weekend project!

onefish2fish 07-15-2011 03:55 PM

looking good... now to paint the back of your tank black :wink:

AirborneForever 07-15-2011 04:10 PM

Ive been considering painting the back black. next on my list is a canister filter though

broken1 07-17-2011 06:07 AM

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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