I am building a new stand for a 70 gal
tank. I have decided to build it in a shaker style (a modified copy of a "dry sink"). It is a basic frame & panel construction, with the beauty more in the simple lines rather than in ornametations.
Although a frame & panel cabinet built out of hardwood should be able to carry the weight of the tank, I am being caution & adding a subframe for strength. I've finished the subframe (after about 30 Hrs), and starting to join the outter frame/panels to that.
Everything is coming to a crashing halt because it SNOWED last night
and it is too cold to work in the garage (besides, wood glue won't hold too well in sub-zero weather). So instead of working on the project, I am surfing AA instead.
I figure I will post some pics of my work in progress, in case someone building a stand need some ideas. Also, if someone spots any problems - let me know before I put several hundred lbs. of water on it!
So, the first pic is the completed subframe. This is built out of lumber dressed to 1.25" x 2.5" (actual dimensions). Joints are half lap or open mortiss, glued & screwed. The whole thing will be 32" H, 48" L, 20" deep.
I will post more pics once I get the outter frame/panels jointed.