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Old 03-12-2004, 11:13 PM   #1
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Going to build a Garf Stand this weekend.

I'm going to go down and price the lumber, and if its affordable to my pocketbook, buy and build myself a garf stand [ 30inches tall, 32 inches long, 14 inches deep ]


My main question is, however.. When building this. Do I use the 2x4 boards on edge, or flat?

I've read the garf plans, but I there are some things I still don't quite understand.

Like the fastening of the boards, as well. Do I lay them on top of the uprights and screw them that way, or do I just screw the flat faces together?

I really want to set my 29gal up on a stand, Cause.. quite frankly, Its begining to get in my way on my computer desk, and quite frankly I am not to comfortable with it for other reasons as well [ I'm afraid to say it aloud, i'm sure you all know what my fear is ], even tho it has been on my desk since I've had it.
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Old 03-13-2004, 03:07 AM   #2
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Do I use the 2x4 boards on edge, or flat?
on edge, this way it will give you more strength.

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Do I lay them on top of the uprights and screw them that way, or do I just screw the flat faces together?
you can srew the flat faces together

although i used 4x4 legs for my stand, this pic should explain it.

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Old 03-13-2004, 03:08 AM   #3
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ok, here we go!
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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Is the top frame just sitting on those 4x4s?
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Old 03-13-2004, 04:28 PM   #5
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yep, i have 2x4's running diagonal and perpendicular to sturdy the thing up.
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if your 2x4 fram is just sitton on top of the 4x4 legs, how did you securely fastend them?

I doubt a simple toenail would hole all that good.. ?
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Old 03-14-2004, 12:18 PM   #7
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thats why i used 4x4's notcghed them out. so i would get a strong base. the base is a little more heavy, but better safe than sorry. for a 29 gal, i would just put the perpendicular 2x4 flush with the height of you vertical 2x4.

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thats why i used 4x4's notcghed them out. so i would get a strong base. the base is a little more heavy, but better safe than sorry. for a 29 gal, i would just put the perpendicular 2x4 flush with the height of you vertical 2x4.

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Okay, so you notched them and made a ledge for them to sit on, making the 2x4 face flush with the 4x4 flash.

I under stand now perfectly!
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