project from... well lets hope it doesn't get that bad.
as a friend of mine likes to say,
Originally Posted by Monkey
No good can come of this.
The section above the tank will house the lighting. I'm shooting for 4x65 PC
(already have these) and 2x150 MHs (will buy these). The lighting cabinet will be vented with fans. The vents will likely lead to the top of the unit and vent to the ceiling through duct work hidden behind the shelf area above the light cabinet. The light cabinet will have a locking hinge so it will hold itself open and the lights will actually be attached to a single board that will slide out from over the tank to make light/electrical maintenance easy.
The stand portion of the unit will be 2x4 construction and separate from the rest of the unit. the cabinet portion will house the lighting timers. And an access panel to the plumbing conduit that will run to the basement as it will be difficult at best to access the rear of the tank from the top.
The left and right sections are simply shelving for books, nick-nacks etc. All visible wood pieces (which are most areas) will be oak/Oak veneer plywood.
any thoughts? Don't worry, there will be plenty of pics and updates... trying to have this stand completed by Halloween.