Fish Tank Stand

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Project by Brian posted 835 days ago 2377 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fish tank stand I made for some friends.
I used ash with walnut pulls to go with the oiled bronze hinges. I made latches to keep out little hands and dropped the center of the top to accommodate the tank.
All of the panels are single boards, I used a single board resawn for the doors, each side and the outer two on the back.
The finish is boiled linseed oil with wipe on polyurethane over it. I tried to push for a stain to blend the heart and sap woods, but I’m pretty happy with their choice.
I beefed up the top with a substructure to handle the 400+ lbs of water!

-- Brian, Jericho Vermont

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#1 posted 835 days ago

Beautiful stand. Having built a tank stand I’m curious how you beefed up the structure? On mine, I ran 2×4s inside the corners all the way down behind the feet, they were invisible unless you stuck your head inside the cabinet or flipped it upside down.

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#2 posted 835 days ago

Looks great! Nice clean lines and just the right amount of contrast for my tastes. I also like the idea to use the latch/pull to keep the doors shut. Very nice project

-- Regards, Norm

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#3 posted 835 days ago

Nice. It stands alone as a wonderful piece of furniture. Even the back is beautiful.
I can just imagine the bracing that is needed.

I like it,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 835 days ago

Beautiful, beautiful – beautiful work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 835 days ago

Art and function. I must take the idea of your door latch and make it appear in my life.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#6 posted 835 days ago

Amazing piece..

I’d love to see a picture of the tank set up.. are you going to build a hood as well?

This looks to be for a 55 or 75 gallon tank?

Most fish tanks that size use a canister filters that resides under the stand.. That would require the back of the stand to be open..

Does one of the back panels come out?

or would you be opposed to drilling some holes to feed the cords and hoses through?

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#7 posted 835 days ago

Nice work

wheres the matching lid : ))

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#8 posted 834 days ago

Great piece, and very nicely done.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 833 days ago

Very nice work!

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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