As with any good project, it’s best to begin with a idea and a pile of lumber. In this case I had both.
Now the tank that is going on this stand is 220 gallons. That’s a lot of weight. I always try to over build when I can, so I went with a 2×6 upper platform and a 2×4 lower on.
Now, the important part of these stands are the legs. They will be holding a lot of weight. You also don’t want the weight coming down in one point. You want to spread it as much as possible. The legs are a 3 piece design made of 2×4s. I was in a bit of a rush and didn’t get a lot of pictures, but I will on the next one so I can explain it better, but it’s pretty straight forward.
These final pictures show the completed stand. It will be going into a fish room so my client decided to leave it without the pretty facade. Being a child of the 80’s and growing up with cargo furniture(if that’s what they called all that 2×6 furniture back then), I rather like the raw look.
I will be delivering this stand on Friday and will add some pictures of the stand and tank together then. Thanks for taking a look, and I’ll have some boxes to post before long.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks