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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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,
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