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DIY aquarium stand - starting point

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Section' started by Cip, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like you have a very tight space there curtain it is then.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yep I'll do a curtain for now.
     
  3. keithgh

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    Looks like you have no other choices seeing its a made unit.

    If you were making it from new you could make a role door as per photo.

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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Keith I'm making it from new, it will be for the tank that is sitting on the floor, but I want to make it as cheap as possible, it's purpose will be just to lift that tank up cuz' it's hard to maintain on the floor, I don't want to make it look good, it's not for display or anything :).The role door it's a brilliant idea but will raise up the costs. That's why I DIY it, to get the lowest cost possible and make it fit my needs.

    I'll keep in mind the role door.
     
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    It would be massive job for any DIY they can be stinkers to make, its over 40 years since I taught Apprentices how to make them for a Roll top desk.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    :) I imagine it would be a pain to DIY roll doors and keeping in mind I've never DIY anything except electronics and computers you will have trouble teaching me, so don't worry will figure something out.

    Thanks ! :)
     
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    Computers and Electronics my knowledge practically a big ZERO Cabinet making that's my knowledge especially when you have to teach it at that level for 26 years.
    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Here it is. First DIY :))
     
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    Why did you use those ugly metal clips?

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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Cuz' my father in law said to use some sort of hardeners. I should mention the front will be covered by a single piece of chipboard kept in place by magnets, so those ugly metal clips will not be visible.
     
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    You could have screwed the base on and screw 25x25 pieces in the top corners and coloured the same colour.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    I'll keep in mind for the next project or if I decide to modify this one. Thank you !
     
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    Man this is Joey's (The King Of DIY) website I'm following his channel on youtube. At the start of this thread I gave an example of a stand build made by Joey.
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    WOW!
     
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    What annoys me is too much of the DIY is made by well meaning people but have zero knowledge of furniture design and construction, too many DIY tank stands are made from heavy building materials not furniture materials.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Yeah, I felt that on you when we started this thread :).

    BTW look what I had bookmarked:
     
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    I liked it as soon as I saw the material and tools used.

    One concern there could be another previous on cutting and cutting the groves for the biscuits.

    You could also use dowels or long strips of plywood in the grooves instead of the biscuits.

    You could also use the pre laminated boards.

    It looked a very professional well made unit.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I like it much but I don't have the power tools required for this build.

    If I remember he says that the slots for the groves were done somewhere else by a friend of his.
     

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