|Project by DocT||posted 01-17-2011 05:56 PM||2512 views||14 times favorited||8 comments|
I finally reached my bedtime-story breaking point. I couldn’t look at the makeshift fish tank stand any longer.
When our oldest daughter got a 30-gallon fish tank for her birthday (2 ½ years ago), we scrambled to set it up, fill it with water, and plop in a few fish. A quick trip to the local pet store left me disillusioned, “There is no way that I’m going to spend a couple hundred dollars on a particle board stand to hold the new tank! I’ll build her something nice. So, for now, let’s just put it on this old singer sewing machine cabinet.” Well, like I said, that was over two years ago.
I decided to build sort of a dry sink. I feel like it gives the most options in the future. When the fish tank is retired, the piece can easily find a home as a nightstand, a sideboard or a side table. It could even be mounted to the wall; cut a hole in the top, drop in a sink, and you’ve got a nice little vanity. I like the simple craftsman lines, long thin corbels, and softly curved toe-kick.
I built it from some scrap quartersawn white oak and QSWO plywood. The pewter-finish hardware was also left over from another project. The stand is 32” tall x 31” wide x 17” deep. The finish is spar-urethane