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Old 02-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #101
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Thanks!!

I am rather pleased with how it has turned out so far. I have more pics to post in a minute.
It's been a minute lol jk I'll wait
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So here are some more pics on the progress of the stand.

I put the top trim on the stand base. This is the same 1x6 used at the bottom without arches cut into it. I mitered the corners for a nice finish.


Some blocking that was done to catch the side panels as well as finish out the inside of the cabinet. along the bottom of the 1x6 trim you see a 1x2 running horizontal, this was done to mimic the reveal at the bottom with the base.

The small vertical block you see is there for the side paneling to attach to. I have it recessed about 1/4". The side panels are made from 1/4" MDF.

The second pic shows 3 blocks attached and you can see that i have done the same on all corners of the stand.



Side panel one..in

A close up...




Here's a pic of the cabinet with the top on and the rest of the trim work done.


Another view


And another
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A view of the cabinet from the front.


The font bottom


Cabinet with the 40g tank on it.


Here is the tile top that I’m going to do for the stand. They are just sitting there for a photo-op

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No solid one piece granite top?!?!?!? lol
Stand is looking good. Paint or stain? what color?
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No solid one piece granite top?!?!?!? lol
Stand is looking good. Paint or stain? what color?
I looked for a granite top actually and could not find one.

The top is going to have 1/4" Hardi-Backer Board for the tile on top of the already 1/2" MDF that you see in the pics.

I'm going to paint the stand Chocolate Brown.
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Looking real good. Another 40b build nice!!!
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Looking real good. Another 40b build nice!!!
Thanks!

I am happy with how the stand looks so far. I can't wait to get it to a point where I can get it in the house and paint it.

I have to finish a few things up on it before I bring it in.

What are you guys thoughts on painting the inside... I was planning on painting it white. What do you all think???

I will be using exterior paint for the stand inside and out...


oh and my cooling fans came in today....waiting on the RKE...Thursday!
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I think any light color would be good. Maybe an almond to compliment the chocolate brown. High gloss would probably make it easier to clean up if it gets any salt crust on it.
I'm sure you already know but be very careful with the tile work. Don't want one of them little tiles sticking up a tiny bit and creating a crack fulcrum. There is Community Forklift in hyattsville that sells granite pieces real cheap that should be big enough to cut to size. They are a salvage, surplus & green building materials store. Like a habitat restore.
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The tile doesn't worry me much since they are so thin. I don't think it will be an issue with this tank since it is so small. I would not do this on a larger tank that is for sure. I would like to do a nice granite top however I don't have the ability to drill through it and I want the plumbing to go straight through the top into the stand.

We will see...
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What if you just put the tile around the tank? Just sit the tank on there and put it in against it, so there's no weight on it?
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