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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 1 week 6 days ago #71617

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For gods sake I will finish this tank stand build if it kills me.

Did a little more work today - cut all the trim and am currently thawing out the wood glue. Will glue and nail or staple trim down later today.
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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 1 week 6 days ago #71622

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Finished trimming the tank. I think the plan now is to poly the inside, and decide whether or not we are going to stain, or paint the stand. Doors will be next.


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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 4 days 15 hours ago #71695

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I cut the doors out yesterday. As of right now they are 1/2 wider and taller than the gap in front. So they would sit on top of the face, or not flush. I'm contemplating cutting them down to fit inside and use trim to stop the doors from flailing inside. Haven't made up my mind just yet.






These are images of the insides of the doors just to show how I put them together. I used 1x6's glued them side by side, use a 1x3 as a bracket, glued that and then screwed the 1x6's to the brackets. Nothing fancy, but they should be solid, and should look decent with some trim and paint.
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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 4 days 7 hours ago #71700

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Got a few more things done tonight. I ended up cutting the doors to fit inside the openings. I think I just like the flush look more. Seems more clean. So I cut down the doors, and ended up having to trim down some of the skin around the edges of the openings so the door hinges would fit the edges. Tomorrow I will trim down all of the doors a little more (some are too tight to open and close smoothly) just an eighth inch maybe, and then put the hinges on. Once I have the spots marked out, I'll take the hinges off and put the trim on. Then the knobs, and then paint. :)

Getting closer.
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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 15 hours 20 minutes ago #71738

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Alright. I took the doors and hinges off, and bought trim, cut to fit. Got the inside of the main doors done yesterday and I will hopefully get the side doors done tonight and size the doors (again) for the new inner dimensions. Probably mount the hinges Saturday and then get knobs and Velcro in place. Then it will be time for paint.

Pics - This might not be half bad looking.


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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 12 hours 54 minutes ago #71739

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Kudos to your detail amorousness on furniture.
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Resurrection! - Old thread- tank stand build 6 hours 45 minutes ago #71740

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Thanks Toom. This is turning out half decent. Still quite a few errors, but I'm pretty happy so far with this build.

I finished trimming the side doors, and now I need to remeasure the openings and re fit the doors. I'll cut them down, and then mount hinges.
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