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Old 02-16-2014, 08:18 PM   #1
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Diy stand for 30 gallon

Just finished the frame on a diy stand for a 30 gallon jbj rimless. Total investment so far is 40 bucks. Was looking for critiques and some ideas on what to use on the outside and top.Click image for larger version

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Old 02-16-2014, 08:20 PM   #2
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I would go with a nice white oak with a clear coat of poly!
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Oak veneer is a bit too pricey for me
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Oak veneer is a bit too pricey for me
Maybe yellow pine? It's a fraction of the cost of oak
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What about plywood?
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What about plywood?
Yeah you can but plain pine plywood looks horrible!
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I was going to use a dark stain o it
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I was going to use a dark stain o it
That would work maybe if you find really nice sheets
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Yea the sheets I'm looking at are 22 bucks for a 4x8 foot piece. It's only .25 inches thick though so I'll need something thicker for the top
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If on a budget you really don't need anything on the top since the tank will probably be covering it. As for the sides I have used wainscot panels from the big box store and they run less than $20 for a 4x8 sheet.
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