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    My DIY stand

    Discussion in 'DIY Projects and Ideas' started by JD_MAN, Sep 28, 2008.

    1. JD_MAN

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      I don't have any production pictures, but it should you show the general idea on how to assemble a very sturdy stand. It's pretty simple to build, because it kind of squares itself.

      I got the idea off of another member on here. It's also the same design as my 120 and 220.

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      thats awesome.....!! I need to build 2 of those.....great job.
       
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      Looks good man, nice job...
       
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      Thats a good looking stand. How does it square itself?
       
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      That's awesome work man. That's an impressive tank stand. I wish I could build stuff. I tried to build a sandwich and failed.
       
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      LMFAO sigged. Nice stand, how big is the tank thats on it? I want to build a stand for my 125 and trying to see whats the easiest and cheapest way to go.
       
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      It's a 180. I think the overall cost on this stand was around $70 which includes, 2x4's, 1/8" pine 4'x8' sheet, misc. trim, and 3/4" pine for the doors

      Hey, I can't do that either. That's why I make my wife do it. lol

      By squeezing those horizontal 2'x4's in between the vertical ones, it seems to level everything out. You just have to make sure that you cut all of the pieces exactly the same. I never worried about putting any styro. on it, since it seemed to be nice and square.
       
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      awesome! that is how im going get my build!
       
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      Thats great, I did one but everything is in the rough, maybe my next one will be done nicely like yours

      Who ever said pine (rough lumber) doesnt look good all you need is a dark stain! Again, lookin good
       
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      Over-engineered? Where?? Don't have a clue what you're talking about!! That stand looks awsome, bro. I love a good looking lump of solidly built furniture!

      A question, though...

      ...isn't styrofoam supposed to provide some cushion for the glass under the weight of all that water?


      Great work, anyway! :clap
       

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