Custom Aquarium Stand and Canopy

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Project by RichinsCarpentry posted 04-11-2010 11:50 PM 22483 views 20 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, Every once in a while I build something that is really special. This is a 120g Aquarium Stand and Canopy that was comissioned by an awesome home owner. They have a amazeing entertainment center that they wanted to match and we took it on. It is clear alder with dentil mold, crown and a hand built upper molding. Mitered doors and a 3 stage finish that consists of 3 coats of dye, 2 coats of stain, glaze and then 3 coats of pre cat laquer. The depth of the finish is hard to express. Needless to say it turned out perfect to them and Im very happy with it.

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 12:11 AM


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#2 posted 04-12-2010 12:17 AM

may i ask what something like that goes for? Excellent work! best aquarium i’ve ever seen! keep up the good work =]

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 12:18 AM

There sure must love their fish! I’d be willing to buy some just to have such a special piece of furniture!


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#4 posted 04-12-2010 01:08 AM


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#5 posted 04-12-2010 01:16 AM

That is beautiful, You should be proud of it. JIM

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#6 posted 04-12-2010 02:05 AM

Gorgeous! Splendidly done!

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#7 posted 04-12-2010 02:26 AM

wow nice piece I’m sure there are lots of hours in it Well worth the time

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#8 posted 04-12-2010 02:31 AM

oh man i wish we could see it all set up, but just looking at the piece here i can see it looks great, and i think it’ll look great with the EC too. ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#9 posted 04-12-2010 02:35 AM

real quality work, I would like to make something like that for my tank

-- Harry, Jackson Mi

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#10 posted 04-12-2010 03:23 AM

Home Run! Now that is nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 04-12-2010 04:40 AM

Wow, the finish and detail are awesome.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#12 posted 04-12-2010 04:51 AM

Oustanding! I can see why you are pleased!

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#13 posted 04-12-2010 05:23 AM

Absolutely fantastic.. this is one heck of a fish tank cabinet.. love the dentil molding and trim work… looks great…

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#14 posted 04-12-2010 05:47 AM

Very cool. I would have liked to see a panel in the center of the top section, or something as I believe it looks to flat and plain, but other then that it looks great. Thanks for sharing

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#15 posted 04-12-2010 11:45 AM

This makes the fishtank stand I am building at the moment look like rought bush carpentry.

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