Originally Posted by kwandrsn
Ok would this hold a 30 gallon bow front.
6 2x4s for legs
The rest is 1x4s
The dotted lines are just filler 1x4s so I can put doors on it later
Sorry about the drawing I'm not very good at it.
And then I figured I would use plywood for the top and bottom not sure what size
Unless someone has a cheaper way to make a top and bottom.
Also thought of using 3/4x12 and butting them together to make top and bottom what you think?
I'm planning on making it 28" high
If you're going to build your stand based off of your drawings, which are pretty good, I would suggest adding 2 vertical pieces in each corner wedged between the top and bottom frames.
So for example, you have a top frame and bottom frame both screwed into the 6 vertical pieces of lumber. Now, take 8 more pieces of lumber cut to the exact length between the top and bottom frame.
In your drawings, the weight of the aquarium will be resting on the screws that are securing your top frame to the vertical pieces of lumber. These additional pieces of lumber that I'm suggesting will take the weight off the screws.
The additional pieces I'm referring to are the purple supports in this picture: