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Old 05-26-2009, 09:53 AM   #11
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awesome wood working!

by using the 1x4's on the sides and ends it be more than enough to hold the weight not to mention that it will be a lot lighter than the 4x4 stands i used to make back in the day.

great job!

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Old 05-26-2009, 03:13 PM   #12
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The 1x4's are doing most of the work in the stand. the exterior trim and the interior bracing are simply locking the 1x4's in place. The 2x2 you see in the aforementioned picture could have been extended all the way to the top, but wasnt really necessary. It was there simply to make the corner more rigid along with the corner brace it sits atop. the small boards laying across the top of the structure are drilled down into the 1x4's that line the stand and the 1x4's are drilled into the exterior trim that surrounds the top and bottom and the stand is resting on these. The stand really doenst look like it can hold much but it more than exceeds the job, as both my dad and I can sit on it and it wont move an inch (and we both weigh 240lbs a piece). Its solid as a brick and light as every--i can move it alone with no problems. There is no lateral movement in the stand either as we tested that to make sure.
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I think it looks good... My friend has a 220 gallon acrylic that has been supported on a store-bought MDF (particleboard) stand for over ten years, doesn't look HALF as strong as this design...
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how much did the stand weigh?
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Old 06-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #15
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Good job...480# WOW...
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:11 PM   #16
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how much did the stand weigh?
no more than 30 or 40 lbs...I could pick it up and hold it above my head pretty easily and it was very simple to move into the house.
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