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Forum topic by quixand posted 09-03-2010 06:18 PM 727 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2010 06:18 PM

So a buddy of mine is a huge saltwater aquarist.

He just purchased a huge 150 gallon setup, and wants to build it into a new wall in his basement.
Essentially, a closet, where the tank will be inside, with the front face flush with the drywall, and a nice frame around it.

Now, I’ve created a design in Sketchup that I am very pleased with, the only issue I have currently, is that when taking measurements of his basement, his walls are not square.

I suppose my question is, how do I go about making the snap lines for the footer and header of the “main display wall” so that everything is starting out is straight, and square?

This is both our first time in a REAL home construction project.

Many thanks guys!

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#1 posted 09-03-2010 06:25 PM

Laser setup can give you straight lines to work from but stay away from the cheap laser levers and “picture hanger” lasers. Don’t ask me how I know this :^(

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 09-03-2010 06:27 PM

So gone are the days of the square eh?

That’s actually a brilliant idea! Thanks!

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