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Old 02-10-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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simple diy 55 gal canopy and rebuild of stand

i bought this tank used off clist a wile ago and did not pay att to the wood work before paying for it . when i got it home this is what it looked like

not to bad but to plain for me . the wife also did not like the color so we decided to re stain it to a little darker color but wanted to do something way different so it stands out . now wile looking at all the wood to make sure none was going to half to be replaced i found mold and soft spots and then found that the canopy was made with all press wood . so here is is now 175.00 latter my redone stand and custom built canopy .
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Looks good! You will like that big opening in the top. What did you you paint the inside with?
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thanks . yea the wide open is what i was really looking for since i am only 5.4 tall and at 26 years old i am not getting taller lol . the inside was painted with a gloss white exterior moister residence paint works good
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Good job dude that canopy is nice, how much time did you have to put into that whole build?
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That is beautiful! Nice job!!

I bought my tank/stand off of Craigslist too. Although mine didn't come w/ a canopy. Of course, if it did, I would have no choice but to steal your design! lol Eh, minus the moldings though. I would have probably etched a sillouette of a deer head in the center of the canopy and used antlers for handles... reason, my husband is an avid hunter.
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:36 AM   #6
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Good job dude that canopy is nice, how much time did you have to put into that whole build?
around two weeks only because i work nights and watch my 2 year old during the day . so the only real time i have to work on it was when the wife was off .lol



That is beautiful! Nice job!!

I bought my tank/stand off of Craigslist too. Although mine didn't come w/ a canopy. Of course, if it did, I would have no choice but to steal your design! lol Eh, minus the moldings though. I would have probably etched a sillouette of a deer head in the center of the canopy and used antlers for handles... reason, my husband is an avid hunter.

thanks . i would love to be able to do stuff like that but me and wood don't really get along to well lol . the moldings was all the wife's say .
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Lol yea I know what you mean, I used to have that schedule where I would work then come home and watch the kids while the wife works but two weeks is still not bad, good job.
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