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Old 02-16-2009, 06:16 PM   #11
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Just checked out flikr... looking good! I like the simple but very sturdy construction and the great jointing! A job to be proud of! I look forward to seeing a photo of the finished product
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:09 PM   #12
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thanks for the compliments!!!!!!! as soon as my other wood arrives i will finish my stand.. i am anxious to see the finished product also... and then i can order my 6' aquarium. the woman at the pet shop is just waiting for my phone call.... i cant wait to set it up.... PAT
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:19 PM   #13
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I agree, looking good.

How are you going to finish it out?
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:36 PM   #14
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The stand is looking good. Looks very beefy.. Can't wait to see it complete. Awsome workshop.
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Old 02-24-2009, 07:12 PM   #15
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i am going to finish it with a kind of plastic paint, i will be painting it all black... the silicone of the aquarium is black and i would like to match it al the same colour....PAT;
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:08 PM   #16
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FWIW I used a Rustoleum brand gloss paint. Covers nicely with roller on 1/4" birch. Matches the black trim of my tanks kinda... It is very glossy, more so than the trim but I may just be OCD.

Heres a pic if you want:

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Looks good so far, I love projects.
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:31 AM   #17
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i am hoping to keep on with my stand on the weekend...the next step is what brings out its beauty.... as soon as i have pics i will post them...
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:37 AM   #18
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FWIW - pressure treated wood will shrink as it dries out....up to 1/4" on each side. You will need to keep this in mind if you are making precise joints with this.

Also - if you plan on painting/staining/finishing pressure treated wood - you wil need to give it 3-4 months to dry out before you apply any coating. If you do not do this, the chemicals used to pressure treat the wood will try to escape and cause the paint/stain/finish to blister.

Again - FWIW. I work in construction and have seen this happen all of the time.....mostly with people building decks and wanting to stain them as soon as the work is done.....only to have to strip and refinish a few months later because the stain blistered off.

I would install some cross bracing where you can to prevent the 4x4's from twisting as well.
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:35 AM   #19
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here are the latest pics of my stand.. its coming slowly but surely....
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #20
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