Originally Posted by JonDoe13
The stand is made of 2x4's. It's a total of 21 boards. This is the website I used for the stand design and dimensions. http://freshwatercichlids.com/do-it-...aquarium-stand
My stand is 48 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and 19 inches deep. It took 5- 16 inch boards, 4- 37 inch boards, 4- 46 inch boards, and 8- 41 inch boards. The top and bottom are put together first. Then the legs are made and screwed to the screw strips. After that the legs are screwed to the bottom then the top is put on and screwed together. I used pressurized wood on this build. I have been told negatives about PW but since I had already purchased it I went with it anyway. The people at home depot cut the wood to the lengths I needed and were very helpful.
Great thread so far and I love the comment at the end being that I'm a manager at The Home Depot. We're always happy to help. I can't tell you how many times I've helped customers with stands, lighting set ups and most of all....plumbing lol. I think I've built 50% of the DIY wet/dry systems in Jacksonville lol
Anyhow, great job. Keep us posted with pics and updates