Aquarium Stand

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Project by pauldye posted 07-09-2013 11:56 PM 1454 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

33.5”H, 30.5”W, 21”D

This is the first piece I have made without a plan. It started with a frame similar to how I did my router table. Lots of pine there, but very sturdy. Since it didn’t look like something I could put in the living room, I added plywood around the box (something Lowes had in 1/2” from Ecuador). From there, I made a face frame out of scrap red oak I decided to try my hand at wooden runners and built a drawer. That took some time, but it slides easy enough for my 5 year old to operate. The cabinet doors are red oak frame, with maple plywood panels for color. After getting one door completely square, and the second very close, I found the opening to be off. So, thanks to some searching on LJ, I followed suggestions to use laminate samples on the opposite of corners that needed shaving (used the TS for this).

The top is red oak 3/4” plywood, with red oak edging.

I used cabot’s cherry stain, then cabot’s sanding sealer, with teak oil on top of that (3 coats). Thanks to ellen35 for a little inspiration from her router table project.

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#1 posted 07-10-2013 12:28 AM

Beautiful wood selection. Very attractive!


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#2 posted 07-10-2013 01:48 AM

You did a very nice job with some inexpensive woods. My first reaction was cherry and maple, one of my favorites. The cherry stained pine came out very nice and the panels have a figure that you brought out. Well done.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#3 posted 07-10-2013 02:55 AM

Nice looking stand. The finishing went together well.

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

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#4 posted 07-12-2013 03:31 AM

Good looking piece. Nice job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#5 posted 07-12-2013 03:00 PM

Beautiful and sturdy aquarium stand! Like the design and the beautiful wood combo. The finish set it off. Great job!

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