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Old 03-05-2014, 08:41 PM   #101
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I would do apistos over shellies in that talk. I would use a 20 Long for shellies
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:45 PM   #102
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Ya I do like my apisto's ..
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:28 PM   #103
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Here it is,
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:33 PM   #104
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Yup, it's all there haha! I like the lower frame on the ground better! More stable! Just remember that diagonal 2x4 or actually a piece of 1x4 knoty pine (cheap) would work too, on the back from side to side and top to bottom! Make sense? It's an extra brace so it won't wobble side to side
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Yup, it's all there haha! I like the lower frame on the ground better! More stable! Just remember that diagonal 2x4 or actually a piece of 1x4 knoty pine (cheap) would work too, on the back from side to side and top to bottom! Make sense? It's an extra brace so it won't wobble side to side
So the design is good and the screw sizes? I'll be sure and remember that extra piece. What would all this cost?


Edit. Also what kind of 2x4s?
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:40 PM   #106
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I'm still thinking your under $40, could be less, I'm guessing building materials are a bit cheaper there based on the $500k mansions I've seen on tv Edit: fur is fine, I'd say whatever's cheaper, make sure to eye then up and pick straight ones! Less knots the better, no splits or cracks!
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:47 PM   #107
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Gotcha! I am pricing online. I can't find 1/2 plywood in 4x8. Only in 2'x4' sections
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Old 03-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #108
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Home Depot? Don't bother online with lumber.. Can you go in?probably based on what they'll ship.. They def have 4x8 sheets of all plywood.
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They do have 4x8 but not in half inch. Would this stuff work in any of the pics?

What's that osb stuff? Why is it so cheap?
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Osb would be ok as long as it didn't get to wet, it's basically compressed wood shavings, we build million dollar homes with it! It's not as strong as plywood though, for your needs I'd say it would fly, especially if you throw a coat of paint on it.. 7/16 is basically 1/2"
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Sweet thanks man! I'll give this a go. Could you help me one more time? How big do I need to cut the osb if I want it to sit flush with the 2x4 frame?
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Sweet thanks man! I'll give this a go. Could you help me one more time? How big do I need to cut the osb if I want it to sit flush with the 2x4 frame?
if you want it to sit in the upper 2x4? This would take away from the stability unless you fasten an inner ledge for it to sit on and screw into. I'd say leave it on top and put a border around it to cover the edge, you can get pine lattice or something small to hide the edge..
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Okay I'll do that instead! I was gonna add some more 14 1/2" pieces at the top going from the front to the back if you can see what I mean
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Yup, one or two in the middle wouldn't hurt.
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Total price is 30$. I can't find anyone with a drill and home depot only rents concrete drills. I'm gonna just buy a drill. Been needing one anyways!
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Nice! My estimates are usually pretty close! You can always buy one and return it a couple days after:/than again a decent drill is good have around, the blue ryobi series will do you just fine..
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Dude that's the one I was gonna get. Cheap and effective enough for the things I do. I can't wait to do this. I'll put the wrap on this stand in a few weeks as well maybe
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Wrap will be the fun part, framing is well... Framing...
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Wrapping is the part where my wife is gonna wanna kill me
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:32 PM   #120
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Not if you make it look pretty, than she'll want to re do your bathroom next!
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