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Old 11-09-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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20 gallon setup from the ground up

I decided I'm gonna get into SW finally so thought why not turn the entire thing into a build.. ill be updating this thread weekly for probably the next 2 months
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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So first things first the stand frame


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The finished picture isn't finished only holes pre drilled into the top but fits so nicely it'll stay on its own..ill screw it together when I get a new bit getting tired of this old one stripping screws lol
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:46 AM   #3
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Next thing on the list will be the oak finish and trim which ill grab tomorrow or Friday so ill update this weekend
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Old 11-09-2011, 12:32 PM   #4
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Nice work, definitely following.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:58 PM   #6
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Just got back from lowes with the plywood and trim but gotta go back to work in like 10 mins so ill start prepping the frame when I get home and hopefully start staining some stuff before I go back to work tonight
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Tagging along as well. Not that it probably needs it beings how its only a 20gallon, but a second 2x4 outside the set you have would make it sturdier and help with stability. Course you'll deal with the stability issues with the oak skin as well.
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:15 PM   #8
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Ya I thought about that but I can stand on any board and it ain't going nowhere but it did cross my mind to put a 1x2 on each side to give the oak a lil more reinforcement so anytime it gets moved I don't have to worry as much about cracking it if I bump something....almost home though so ill update when there is more news lol
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #9
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Let my GF stain the frame next will be the panels
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:05 PM   #10
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Got most of the panels stained so now just need to get a couple more things squared up and ill start putting it together.. off to bed though gotta be up at 4 :/
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