|Project by Dadoo||posted 09-10-2007 05:17 PM||2763 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
When I bought my new aquarium they had a flimsy pine and pressboard stand that you could purchase for $200.00 more. First, this is a 45 gallon aquarium…it weighs a lot! Like around 400+ pounds filled. Second, the thickest board on their $200.00 special was 3/4” pine. The pressboard was 1/4” paneling! There was a 1/2” plywood base for the aquarium to sit on. I not only couldn’t see paying $200.00 for junk, I also couldn’t trust it. There’s no way that thing could hold up for long!
The stand I built is sitting on a 2×4 base with 3/4” baseboard and the rest is 3/4” Birch Plywood. All the joints are screwed and glued. It’s tough, it’s strong, and it’s about 6 years old now. I built this for less than $75.00.
-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!