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Old 11-19-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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75 gallon stand build

so i used 2x6's for top and bottom box frames and 2x6's for top center braces and 2x4's for everything else. I also used plywood underlayment from Home Depot as my sheathing. for trim i will be using 1x3's and making corners out of that instead of buying corner edging for 30 bucks total i have under 50 for this stand because i had most of the lumber and the doors i got from a friend
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:54 PM   #4
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Wow that looks good. Are you going to stain the outside? I love the open center area...any concern about it not supporting the weight?
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #5
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thank you and yeah i think i will stain it black. I dont think that it will budge the 2x6's are very strong and it shouldnt need a center brace its only 48 inches long. The 4 posts which are an L with 2 2x4s that rest between the top and bottom box frames, then there is a long one on the inside which attaches to the L and the top and bottom box frames. It is solid as a rock i would set a car on it lol. We still have to add trim and the doors so thats tomorrow
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:41 AM   #7
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