Looked up plans online, took some wood to my gf's dad's place, got out the skill saw, went to work. Its all sealed with silicone to project things from swelling
sometime later....this project took from October to January in total. Hard to do with a full time job.
Wanted to go dark, but not black. Its a pine stand (for budget) so I'll use a mahogany stain. Gives it a nice contrast with the copper too. Copper?
Decided to go with an Aqueon Proflex 4. For when I upgrade in the future, but also because it was on special from BRS. And more volume is better
Well the easy part is over. Looks like, copper really gives it a nice look. Everything is sealed and poly'd. Stand is water tight too, just in case of leaks. (and there have been plenty)