|Project by 76winger||posted 11-14-2009 08:01 AM||13176 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
This will be a good place to start listing my projects. This was the first attempt I made at creating any kind of a cabinet or peice of furniture. It’s the second wood project I created in my workshop/garage following building and equipping it with some basic tools I had spread all around the house, basment, storage warehouse, etc.
This aquarium cabinet was built during the winter of 2005 & 2006 and completed around May, 06. Because It was going to hold some weight, I built it heavy, and because I built it to accomodate some expansion It’s BIG!. It’s 54 inches wide and 7 feet tall. Made orginally to hold a 55 gallong tank and big enough to hold up to a 90, I ended up with a 75 gallon, which is what it still supports. The hutch provides storage for fish/plant/aquarium books above the tank, and the cabinet below contains filter, pumps, food, cleaning supplies and such.
It’s mostly 2×4 framework with 4×4 cedard base posts. Oak venier plywood & oak trim. The shell ornament on the center of the top front was hand-carved by me. A shell-shaped handle opens the upper access door and two seahorse shaped handles compliment the lower cabinet doors. It was finished with Minwax golden oak stain and Minwax’s Helmsman polyurthane gloss finish.
-- Dave, See some of my creations at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/76Winger