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Old 12-16-2013, 09:50 PM   #11
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Looks good and its better to have to much then not enough
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #12
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And primed with Kilz.
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:09 PM   #13
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And the top surface and bottom shelves are cut. Question: How should I attach the top surface the aquarium will sit on to the frame? Should I just glue it? I thought about screwing from the top down into the frame but am concerned that could make the top not level. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:01 PM   #14
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Looks very well built.
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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Looks great. When I built my stand, I put a piece of decorative trim around the top. This trim also hides the bottom black part of the tank and a bit of the substrate. If you did something similar, you could get away with just gluing the shelf down instead of screwing (or not even gluing it). I didn't even install a top shelf on mine since the tank will cover that void anyways. I'll post some pictures after work if i remember.
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Old 01-22-2014, 04:08 PM   #16
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And the top surface and bottom shelves are cut. Question: How should I attach the top surface the aquarium will sit on to the frame? Should I just glue it? I thought about screwing from the top down into the frame but am concerned that could make the top not level. Any thoughts?
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L brackets screwed in place from underneath?

And yeah, that stand is seriously overbuilt but it looks terrific!
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:34 PM   #17
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Well life has sidetracked this build until now. I have the base finished except for staining and sealing. I am going to embed magnets in the doors to secure them and add handles. Question for the woodworkers out there - should I use wood conditioner to prepare the wood prior to staining or is that not necessary?Click image for larger version

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Old 08-24-2014, 03:35 PM   #18
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No need for the conditioner unless it's pine. Looks great!

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Forgot to mention it is oak.


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Old 08-24-2014, 03:41 PM   #20
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Figured, just throwing it out there..Just slap it on and wipe it even..

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