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    Thread: 150 gallon square stand?

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      You could do it that way though it may bulk it up, but you are looking to do a wide ledge so it would be fine, or you could attach just the 1x and skin it that way, save a step and some money.
      Either way as long as you attach any lumber that stitches together the 2x members you will gain shear strength/no racking.
      I would probably do a ply top and bottom and face w/ the 1x for what you are going for.

      The pre finished 1x is a little more expensive than the plywood, but it's already finished/stained so saves a step there as well as finish material cost.

      You could glue and clamp boards on if you do it properly, but it would be nice quicker and easier if you had a pin nailer to attach those boards.
      Last edited by davocean; 09-11-2020 at 11:28 AM.

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      http://imgur.com/a/zfccZ8H
      Bought some maple plywood. Not perfect, but heavy and sturdy! Next to make the doors... any suggestions?

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      Not bad for someone that says not savy w/ woodworking.

      So many different options but in line w/ new to wood work skills you could try to cut out a panel and possibly use that panel if you can do it in one piece.
      I normally would drop a skilsaw on a guide but that might be dangerous for a beginner, maybe a jig saw to be safer. Drill an 1/8" hole at each corner so you can get a blade in there. Clamp a level or straight edge for a guide if you can.

      You could use corner trim at those edges, or you could trim out w/ 1x3 and maybe hide the screws, and you could also use 1x3 to picture frame the door panel if you get that done clean enough, and also this all kind of depends on the look you are going for.

      Looks good so far!

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      So I have an issue. The top is level, but the sides are not 90 degrees. They are at a slight angle. If you see in my last picture, the maple board sticks out on the bottom but it flush on top. Wonder what I did wrong? Maybe because I free hand cut the boards with a skill saw.

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      Best way to make sure your frame is square in measure corner to corner/diagonally both ways(like an X) and they should be exactly the same, if not compress the longer side until this is the same.
      This needs to be done before fastening the skin really.
      If it is out of square and you did not glue it really solid you should be able to pull panels, and then square up, reinstall panels, and in doing so add a couple screws and start w/ the new screws first to line it up well, then predrill/rescrew the old.

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      Quick update. Things are moving slowly, but coming together! Making the door.

      http://imgur.com/a/LLfwPdA
      Last edited by Puff_love; 09-17-2020 at 11:48 AM.

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