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Old 02-27-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Talking Homemade 72g Bowfront stand

Well the journey starts. Today I got the supplies to build my stand. It won't be anything elaborate, but my goal is for it to look like a piece of real furniture. It will be build from premium select pine and 1/2 inch premium plywood, with two doors on the front and a laminated 3/4 inch pine top curved to match the tank profile(but 1 inch larger all around) with a bull nose. The finish will be "Bombay Mahogany." This is a basic idea of how it will look. More pics next weekend when I get to start building.
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:23 PM   #2
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Lookin good. What program are you using to design that? Is that CAD or something?
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Lookin good. What program are you using to design that? Is that CAD or something?

It's called CAD Standard Lite get it here http://www.cadstd.com/lite.html
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Yeah, when i was taking architecture classes we were using CAD and a couple other programs to which the names i've forgotten. I liked using those programs. Pretty cool and very efficient when designing things such as these.
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Its really fun to do it yourself if you have the tools and knowledge, ive built a few stands myself and have always enjoyed the effort. Of course they dont always look like somthing done professionally, but they serve the purpose and if nothing else they suit me I would recommend a good marine grade plywood for the top where the tank actually sets, what with the potential of dampness there, and interest of long resistance to that decaying normal pine, for right under the tank only.
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It's going to be well waterproofed by the polyurethane finish. It will definately be nice to be able to have a stand that is set up "my way."
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #9
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The stand is done!

Well it took me a while to get it done. I think it turned out pretty nice.

This is a link to a few picts.

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