I made the DIY stand from the DIY stand plans hereDIY Stands Template and Calculator - Reef Central Online Community
I have a bit of a problem/question. Because the wood sold around here is a little warped usually, the stand came out fine but the load bearing boards are not touching the top frame in some parts(about 4 of the load bearing boards are touching). The frame seems quite sturdy and I assume that because the load bearing boards and the top frame are both screwed into the non load bearing boards that the weight is still going to be transferred to the load bearing boards but I am not 100% sure on how the physics of it works. I just wanted to check before I fill up my 50g tank. I will try to get a picture of the gap later when I am home.
I'm posting this here because the reef central forums suck and my posts don't show up half of the time and I figure you guys could offer some good advice as well.
Edit: Could I just wedge some wooden shims in the gap? That way the load would be transferred through the shims into the load bearing boards?