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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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    If I could buy the laminated/veneered board cut to size I could make it all with out the use of any power tools.

    The massive difference I learnt my trade using hand tools plus teaching apprentices and secondary students for 26 years does help a little.

    Where today the DIY only know power tools.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
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  2. Cip

    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    How would you do the cuts for the biscuits ?
     
  3. keithgh

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    I would not be using biscuits or dowels at all the top could be screwed from the inside.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  4. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    I'll insert the fact that my DIY aquarium stand is made out of 3/4 inch plywood, and held together by nail gun nails and wood glue. It's definitely sturdy enough for 2 large people to jump on.

    In regards to attaching the top: In my case we constructed a lip on the inside of the top side where the top would be attached and nailed the top from the bottom through the lip.

    Link me @lucasgg or message me if you want pics of my stand for reference.
     
  5. Cip

    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    I can't imagine how it could be done, can you explain please, thank you.

    Will do @lucasgg.
     
  6. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Its easier be a drawing but for some reason I am having scanner problems I will see if I can work something out for you in the few days

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  7. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    Here are the pictures. I hope these help.

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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Lucas that is a nice looking DIY unit.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     
  9. Cip

    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Nice stuff @lucasgg, how big is the tank sitting on top of the stand ?
     
  10. lucasgg

    lucasgg Active Aquascaper

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    15 US gallons
     
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    Cip Aspiring Aquascaper

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    nice
     
  12. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Plywood is ultra strong many years ago an Apprentice brought to me a piece that was being used on commercial sewing machine bench tops it was 4.5 -5cm thick a massive over kill.

    I put it in a Hydraulic press I increased the pressure until it started to slip and that was only 200 Imperial Ton.

    Keith:cat::cat:
     

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