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Old 01-17-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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Ok here is what I made 2x4 legs 1x4 frame 1x10 top

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Old 01-17-2013, 12:17 PM   #12
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awesome bottom shelf can be for a 10g...lol...that's what I did hehehehhe my top is a 40b and bottom is a 20H
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:21 PM   #13
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Eventually I'm gonna wrap it with paneling and build a door for it. For now its covered with a black twin size sheet
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:30 AM   #14
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Relatively simple but effective build. Can see that it's well supported. I'm in carpentry so the finishing would be easy but I'm trying to come up with an open cabinet design. This gives me a better idea of how to do it. What the wife wants she gets if it means a tank in the livingroom
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:45 AM   #15
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mine could be used as an open design. Countersink the screws and use pieces of a wooden dowel to fill in the holes and stain the whole thing. I used 2 1x10s butted together for the top they were like $8 or so for 6 foot pieces . I used 2 for the top and bottom. They sell 3/4x20 boards for $26 or so. so I went the cheaper route. Cost $40 for the lumber and a 1lb box of star drive decking screws. I'm tax exempt so add tax to that
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:51 AM   #16
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One thing I learned is 1x4 strips are not as tall as 2x4s. I knew a 2x4 is 3-1/2 the 1x4 furring strips were about 3-1/4? Kinda confused me. I used 2x4s for center brace for the top and bottom and the bottom one had to be ripped down so the shelf sat flat never used 1x4 furring strips before
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #17
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I'm thinking of making mine out of solid maple. I have a 30 gallon that needs a home. I will start a new thread when I begin to build it. Need to finish moving the laundryroom first
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #18
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Yeah I'm gonna countersink the top screws and wrap it with paneling and bold a door then paint the whole thing. I was in a hurry to get it built.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:56 AM   #19
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There may not be enough depth to countersink and plug the screw holes. The screw might be near the other side of the board that the strength maybe lost. Another option is the countersink in about 1/8" and fill with filler. You can make your own filler with sawdust and wood glue. That will match the spruce and will accept the stain as well
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And can be sanded
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