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Old 09-27-2010, 04:09 AM   #21
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Nice one m8
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:05 PM   #22
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well its done finally the last coat of paint looks great. i got the grey painted around the door frames. the handles r on jsut waiting for it to cure out compleatly b4 taking it to c-bus and helping her set up her tank. the directions on the paint said to wait 7 days b4 washing or setting anything heavy on it so that should work out i painted it sunday and i wont have a chance till sunday to take it down to her
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:35 AM   #23
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Like the way it looks, and the gray trim brings out the handles well. Good jobb.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:42 AM   #24
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Nice looking stand. If you don't mind me asking, what was the approximate total cost?
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:05 AM   #25
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i dont thnk it was cheaper than buying one from a store, but its what i had in my head that i wanted for her appartment instead of a plain stand the same size of the tank.

i cant find the recite rite now but i belive the cabinet was around $85 bc it is oak, the top and bottom board were $17 each or so. i had prob $10 in brackests and $15 in the handels. then about $45 in the paint and primer. it would have been cheaper to paint if i would have known how to the 1st time lol i wasted about $20 the 1st time around with trying to use sealer on the wood. oh nand i had to buy 1 2x4 that cost $2.19

so i would say grand total is $190 give or take a few dollers oh i forgot i have another $45 in it with the racks that go underhe shelf and a power srtip and 2 led batt opporated lites to brightin up the inside.

so total $235
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:06 PM   #26
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... cost of doing it yourself: PRICELESS!!

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Very good work! Even though it would be more than a prebuilt cabinet, you get the satisfaction of knowing you built it! More importantly, you know that it is what you want!
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:40 PM   #27
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i really find the "with a place for the cat" interesting. excited about this!
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #28
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Nice job! Interesting approach starting with a kitchen cabinet.

On a non related note, booooo OSU.
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:28 PM   #29
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yea shes not an OSU fan lol just they have 1 of the top vet schools in the country and its only hour and half away from home.

as far as using a cabinet i aways figured if i got a 6ft tank some day i would use 2 base cupboards to make a stand (with some real boards for strenght) the hard detail work is done for you that way

i got the power strip mounted 2day and did some checking and her bucket she uses for pwc will fit in 1 side just perfect under the shelf. the paint is still really green yet (the wether turnded cool and rainy yesterday)
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metal stands or racks are cool lol i wish i knew someone around me who did metal work.... could have welded me together my new racks lol

the stand is nice though.
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