|Forum topic by thrak76||posted 11-27-2011 07:46 AM||778 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-27-2011 07:46 AM
I’m designing a canopy for my 75 gallon aquarium.
The canopy will be able to open in a couple different ways. One way will just open the front portion of the hinged lid (for feeding time), and the second way will be able to open the whole lid up and out of the way (for maintenance).
Think of the hinged lid as kind of an “L” rotated 90 degrees clockwise. One hinge will be near the intersection of the “L”, but set a little further back, so that the piece can be opened and rested on the long part of the “L”. I’ll probably just use some kind of continuous hinge in this location.
BUT, my question is… what kind of joinery would y’all suggest at the intersection of the “L”?
This lid will be opened multiple times a day, so it would have to be able to put up to some abuse. I plan on using 1/2” stock so that the whole canopy is not too heavy, and can be removed by one person in a pinch.
I’ve included a sketchup model of the canopy, minus the lid…
thanks for reading!!