|Project by FloridaArt||posted 02-01-2015 10:11 PM||1424 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
January, 2015—The challenge was to make a stand to support a 50-gallon aquarium with a bowed front. The curved front added significantly to the time required to get this project done. However it was time well spent to get the result. Building this project was a team effort, in partnership with my new woodworking buddy, “Sawdust Edison” who will be moving over to his house to put on the stain and final finish.
The oak came from the big-box stores. The panels are 1/4-inch oak plywood. The shelf inside was made from ordinary 3/4-inch plywood, which was painted black and given oak trim. The floor is made in multiple drop-in panels to allow easy removal or adjustment to accommodate electric cords to power pumps. Almost all the joinery was accomplished with the Kreg pocket hole system.
As shown in these photos there is no top. Edison plans to add a granite top, which will really finish it off nicely, and also protect the wood from any small water spills. The bottle of wine in the photo is only for scale. Perhaps after the fish hobby runs its course, Edison will use it as a bar. So we finished the back nicely and also put this cabinet on heavy duty casters. There are six wheels, each with a 200-pound capacity. Should be no problem for 50-gallons of water or a cabinet full of wines and spirits. :-)
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida