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Project by doubleDD posted 03-31-2013 01:41 AM 1774 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just completed the new stand out of hickory. The cost was $ 240.00 for the rough hickory boards and hardware. Sure beats the cost of a wood stand at the store plus this is built with 2×2 and 2×3 on the inside for great support.Thanks for the help on the finishing tips guys. Hope you enjoy the pics.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams





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knotnow

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 02:39 AM

Wow, really beautiful, great job. I was just in the pet store the other day with my daughter checking out the pets and fish. I was just telling her I ought to build a stand to put our fish tank on and get it all fired up again, hasn’t been used in a few years. Your stand is a great motivator to get me going as soon as I finish the clock I’m working on. It also gives me a few ideas.

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Rick M.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 05:51 AM

That turned out really well and I’m sure it’s sturdier and better built than store bought.

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Belg1960

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#3 posted 03-31-2013 12:47 PM

Nice job on the build and finish. Do you perhaps have any pics of the frame and interior? Would really help me learn how to approach a project like this.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 03-31-2013 01:09 PM

Sorry, did not take any previous pics but give me a day or 2 and I’ll snap a pic and see what happens.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Chase

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#5 posted 04-01-2013 12:56 AM

lucky fishies.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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alanlf5280

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#6 posted 04-01-2013 03:17 PM

Very nice! I’d love to see how your canopy works.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 04-01-2013 05:00 PM

OK guys tried to get a picture of the frame, best I can do. Basically Its a 2×3 frame screwed together with 2×3’s in up position and posts set betweem them. I over lapped the posts over the frame joints for better support. The 3/8’’ plywood backing on the stand gives great sway support. Also are some metal corner brackets on inside of front for support. As for the canopy most store bought are 1 piece, so I decided to split them for easier access. The back hatch [see pic] gives access to wires,filters,etc. Does that help? Remember a genius doesn’t use directions only after he just screws it up.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Belg1960

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 07:01 PM

Thanks so much for the extra shots they do help. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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alanlf5280

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#9 posted 04-01-2013 07:17 PM

Yes, thanks for the extra photos. Very nice job!

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 04-03-2013 02:42 PM

That’s awesome! Like the design especially the canopy. Way better than store bought ones. Impressive!

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