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Old 05-13-2012, 05:02 AM   #11
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Ime Steel can acutally be cheaper than wood to buy however its the welder the skill to weld that is the real cost and challenge wood is good but factos like type of wood and sealing and joining also add to the cost
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Ime Steel can acutally be cheaper than wood to buy however its the welder the skill to weld that is the real cost and challenge wood is good but factos like type of wood and sealing and joining also add to the cost
I'm a better welder than I am a carpenter lol but I like the look of a wooden stand
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I did a combination of both steel frame then cladded with marine ply big learning curb for me
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Nice video, here's my question, how does it compare price wise building your own apposed to buying one? I've been wanting to build my own for a while now

For a Decent 55 gallon Stand I was looking at 125 at Petsmart.

I spent 50 bucks for 2x4's and a Box of Good Screws, (I have extra wood still)

I had an Old Particle board Computer desk I re purposed for the exterior.

I just built a 75 gallon Stand yesterday, with using MDF (4 bucks) exterior.

So I have 2 stands that are better than any Particle board Stand that will last for years.
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