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Old 02-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #41
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For the cheap factor, you can't beat southern yellow pine from a lumber supplier. It doesn't look terrible either. Sent from my SCH-I435 using Aquarium Advice mobile app
For sure, it's extremely tough too, I am actually building a bar top out of reclaimed southern yellow right now, love the smell of the cuts!
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For sure, it's extremely tough too, I am actually building a bar top out of reclaimed southern yellow right now, love the smell of the cuts!
So I like the southern yellow for sure and it seems fairly cheap. Do they have these in 2x4s? I bet it would look awesome sealed over!
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So I like the southern yellow for sure and it seems fairly cheap. Do they have these in 2x4s? I bet it would look awesome sealed over!
I've ordered all the way up to true 2x10, you may to special order the 2x4's, I'm staining it but yes it does look great with just a clear coat.
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The main reasons I wanna do the 2x4 look is because I love how it looks and I can cut sheets worth crap! If I had a guided saw I would go crazy and surprise myself!
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The main reasons I wanna do the 2x4 look is because I love how it looks and I can cut sheets worth crap! If I had a guided saw I would go crazy and surprise myself!
Fair enough, if it will all be exposed framing than the southern yellow 2x4 stock with some brass screws and a quart of semi gloss poly would be IMO awesomeness!
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Fair enough, if it will all be exposed framing than the southern yellow 2x4 stock with some brass screws and a quart of semi gloss poly would be IMO awesomeness!
See that's exactly what I was thinking! Is there an app where I can design this? I can't draw
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Also, is there a problem with a lot of weight on the top of the tank?
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Also, is there a problem with a lot of weight on the top of the tank?
Just get out the pencil, straight edge and paper! Well yes, that's why I suggested plywood, to lighten it up, but! Buttt! If you want a nice beefy canopy than get some angle brackets on the wall and suspend it with cool chains or more modern steel cable.
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Just get out the pencil, straight edge and paper! Well yes, that's why I suggested plywood, to lighten it up, but! Buttt! If you want a nice beefy canopy than get some angle brackets on the wall and suspend it with cool chains or more modern steel cable.
My poor roof would be Siting on the tank the next day! My house was built in the 40s! I'll try and draw something up and show yall my idea
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