Hexagon Aquarium Stand

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Project by jevarn71 posted 10-14-2009 09:28 PM 6774 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just a simple oak stand I made for an aquarium I got off craigslist a few weeks ago. The stand that I got with the aquarium was old and made from particleboard like the last picture above. I forgot to take a picture of before I trashed it, but you get the idea. It wasn’t something that you would feel safe putting 500+ pounds of anything on, much less an aquarium filled with water. Especially when it’s inside your home!

Anyway, I had some oak in my shop that I recently got for pretty cheap from another craigslist ad, $1.50/bdft IIRC. I also bought the Multi-Sided Glue Joint Router Bit set from MLCS to cut the angled joints, very nice!


-- Jason, JEV Woodworking

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#1 posted 10-14-2009 10:01 PM

super job looks great

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 12:52 AM

Very nice stand. Far better then the ones that come with an aquarium.

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 12:57 AM

not to mention you saved a bundle.. your right the ones they sell are made so cheap.. great looking stand.. i usually add a side switch for lights.. never had a hex (or a hex fish).

good looking project

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 01:46 PM

Great looking stand.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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