Aquarium Stand

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Project by horky posted 974 days ago 2446 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another project completed and on-time for xmas delivery. Aquarium stand consisting of an oak skeleton/structure ..

with painted plywood top.

External skin is walnut with curly maple veneered door and end panels ..

Used bent wood laminations to form the curved front and curved door frames. Finish is three coats of Danish Oil, each with a 600 grit wet sand, then 6 coats of high gloss poly, then furniture wax. Skeleton uses all half lap joints while the skin used pocket holes. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 974 days ago

Very very nice! How did you go about getting the panel of the doors to curve? Always wanted to try something like this.

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#2 posted 974 days ago

Very very nice work I like it…

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#3 posted 974 days ago

That’s by far the nicest homemade aquarium stand I’ve ever seen. The matching bow front is a nice touch. Excellent species selection. I probably would’ve tried to use the aquarium as my bent lamination form…

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#4 posted 974 days ago

Nicely done a very cool design.

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#5 posted 973 days ago

Zindel, I routed a 1/4” slot in the door rails/stiles. I laminated the curly maple veneer to 1/8” plywood. I slid the veneered ply into the slot … it takes the curve quite easily. The second sheet of 1/4” ply was a little tight so I ran it under the drum sander until it just slid into place .. no glue, no fasteners to hold the panels in place .. nice curly maple on the outside and oak on the inside. Hope this helps.

Tanks (pun intended) all for the favorable comments. Happy holidays to all.

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#6 posted 973 days ago

That is most beautiful stand ever !! great job on it, you look like a master wood bender.

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#7 posted 848 days ago

Great build on your bow front aquarium stand.

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