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Old 06-23-2004, 09:11 PM   #11
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That's actually a little expensive, I figured you meant angle brackets that are a couple of bucks maybe.
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:16 PM   #12
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Hardware is always expensive. When I built my bettatank stand/bookshelf, I spent more on the door hinges and screws than I did on the wood.
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Old 06-23-2004, 11:44 PM   #13
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I was thinking about getting oak plywood
That's the route that I went. I'm looking for a dark cherry finish also. I've been told that the oak will handle that well. You can take a look at how I am building mine here: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewto...647&highlight=
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for the doors. I got 4 oak doors for $72. Cheapest I've seen yet.
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how much was shipping? or were the doors expensive? because I looked at the approx size I would get and they are fairly inexpensive. And I can't find anything that talks about shipping rates
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I believe the 'total' bill was $72. I think it worked out to $15 per door and about $12 to ship. I can't remember the name of the girl that I ordered them from, but she's real knowledgable on doors ... great customer service. I checked out other internet door companies and they seemed to be around 30 to 35 per door (plus shipping).
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Just wanted to add my two cents. I have a 125g and I used 4x4's for the vertical posts but 2x4 for everything vertical. There has been no bowing or warping or any sings of stress. I even forgot to put a vertical support column in the middle of the lenght. You will be more the fine with 2x4's
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