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    Thread: Danny's New 90g Pedestial Stand

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      Danny's New 90g Pedestial Stand

      Danny is going to be adding a new tank to his livingroom in an alcove next to the fireplace. As the big tank, this one will be plumbed through the wall to his outside equipment. The fireplace hearth is about two feet off the grond, the 24" tall tank will sit about 9 1/2" off the hearth which will leave room for about a 9" canopy (still needs to be built). I ran into some design challanges due to the short height of the proposed door, so instead I just made removable panels in front to access the storage space underneath. It still needs to be finished to match Danny's new kithen cabinets but hopefully, he will have this tank up and running in no time.
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      Hpe you like it Danny! Canopy to follow.
      Rick
      Last edited by crstjohn; 07-03-2009 at 08:35 PM.

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      Geez, that was quick! Nice work.

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      nice! what is that, maple on top of plywood??a veneer? i likethe moulding stain or paint??

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      Quote Originally Posted by alien4fish
      nice! what is that, maple on top of plywood??a veneer? i likethe moulding stain or paint??
      The face frame is solid maple (soft), as is all mouldings. The sides are 1/4" Baltic Birch plywood over scrap ply I had lying around. The stand will be stained to match the kitchen cabinets.

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      Damn Rick! That is excellent work!!! Teach me old great master!!!
      Last edited by dhuynh; 09-25-2006 at 07:53 AM.

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      Rick, I think you are spending too much time on this project and not enough time with your dog. MAN! he looks sad!

      Otherwise, great work as always. Curious as to why you assembled the face plates and moulding before staining.

      I am using 1/8" birch ply to skin my stand. I hope it comes out close to the same color as the pine canopy. If not, I will use the canopy at work and make a new one for home with the left over ply.
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      Quote Originally Posted by jharr
      Rick, I think you are spending too much time on this project and not enough time with your dog. MAN! he looks sad!

      Otherwise, great work as always. Curious as to why you assembled the face plates and moulding before staining.

      I am using 1/8" birch ply to skin my stand. I hope it comes out close to the same color as the pine canopy. If not, I will use the canopy at work and make a new one for home with the left over ply.
      This dog (Tigger) gets more attention than my kids! Doesn't like to be left alone. I guess that's just the way he looks. Anyway, the panels come out so I will just take them out and spray the whole thing at one time. What's the point of staining underneath moulding? I always glue and fasten the mouldings and glue doesn't stick to stain. You just have to be sure and wipe any glue that squeezes out or it won't stain and looks bad. How's your stand coming along? James, you may be able to match the colors closely but the woods will look totally different. You can get self adhesive veneer in birch to put over your canopy if you want a match on the wood and save the time of building a new one. I've never tried this stuff before but it should work fine. Just rough cut a piece, apply it in the drection you want the grain, and cut to size with a razor blade (or flush cut router if you have one). Fine finish all edges with a file. Stain to match!
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      Quote Originally Posted by dhuynh
      Damn Rick! That is excellent work!!! Teach me of great master!!!
      Glad you like it. If you will be home Tuesday around 5 pm, I'll stop by to match the stain to your cabinets. LMK.

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      Amazing. If I ever get around to building that wooden car, I'll come to you.

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      Sure.. that'll be prefect.

      BTW.. got my lights and panel working on the boat. Should be ready to launch her again soon. Ready for some boat dives?

      Quote Originally Posted by crstjohn
      Glad you like it. If you will be home Tuesday around 5 pm, I'll stop by to match the stain to your cabinets. LMK.

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      Quote Originally Posted by dhuynh
      Sure.. that'll be prefect.

      BTW.. got my lights and panel working on the boat. Should be ready to launch her again soon. Ready for some boat dives?
      Yeah, the shore dives are getting old. it would be great to go to the kelp beds or to the artificial reefs off PB! See you tomorrow.

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      Finished Product

      Here is the completed stand for Danny's 90g FW tank to be located on his fireplace hearth. Canopy to follow soon!Attachment 15233

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      Last edited by crstjohn; 07-03-2009 at 08:35 PM.

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      that's some nice work

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      I think you guys have just got too much money and time on your hands! If you have any of either to spare...I'd like some Really though...it sounds great!

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      Wow Rick. Stunningly beautiful. Danny, I'm gonna have to come check it out once you get it set up.

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