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Old 08/07/2019, 02:32 PM   #1
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Plywood aquarium stand

Does anyone have pictures of there planet aquarium's stand or plywood stand??

Just picked up a 215 gallon from them and would like to duplicate there elegance stand lol.

I already picked up 3/4" maple plywood and maple hardwood.

Just going for the modern look... never built an aquarium out of only plywood, usually 2xs like a lot of other people on here. I have been a carpenter for 8 years so not too worried BUT I am no engineer and this is a lot of weight so going off something that is tried and true makes me feel better lol

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Old 08/08/2019, 12:34 PM   #2
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Here is an idea I found... sister 3/4" plywood together then skin the outside as shown...

Seem like a solid design? I think 2 members are enough, this guy had done 4!

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Old 08/08/2019, 02:51 PM   #3
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...sister 3/4" plywood together then skin the outside as shown...Seem like a solid design?..
That's plywood as 2x substitute. It's fine, but misses the point.

Plus the extra effort without a payoff.


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Old 08/08/2019, 03:59 PM   #4
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That's plywood as 2x substitute. It's fine, but misses the point.



Plus the extra effort without a payoff.
Its 3.5 inches wide instead of 7 1/4 like rocketengineer suggests a 2x8.... saves a lot of room. And its straight unlike 2x... I'm just trying to understand if its enough strength wise

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Old 08/08/2019, 07:54 PM   #5
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I'm just trying to understand if its enough strength wise
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Old 08/10/2019, 09:08 PM   #6
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Well here's what I ended up with. Not done of course. Hopefully get it done tomorrow or start on the canopy

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Old 08/11/2019, 06:21 AM   #7
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Nice carpentry skills


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Old 08/17/2019, 06:15 AM   #8
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That looks pretty clean! The only worry is water sitting on it somewhere, but if you keep it dry it should last.


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Old 08/18/2019, 08:06 AM   #9
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Thanks. It's finished

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Old 08/18/2019, 08:18 AM   #10
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Great Job!
A sealant under the sump @ a minimum or painted white inside.
There WILL BE a spill sooner or later trust me.


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Old 08/18/2019, 10:34 AM   #11
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Awesome job!!

Do you mind sharing how you layers the legs for strength? Was it just glue it together?


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Old 08/19/2019, 02:05 AM   #12
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There is 3 coats of poly over everything

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Old 08/19/2019, 02:07 AM   #13
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Pocket screws and glue. Every piece of wood on the stand is glued. If you look at my post earlier it shows how I staggered the legs for strength

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Old 08/19/2019, 03:15 AM   #14
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Thanks. It's finished

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Old 08/19/2019, 11:12 PM   #15
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I built a stand out of 3/4" maple this month as well. I added aluminum angle to all 4 of the side joints as well as to attach the top.

I was a bit leary of the weight and lack of center brace so I added a dry side for electronics into my stand. I believe Red Sea and Waterbox both reinforce their stands the same way.

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Old 08/21/2019, 07:50 AM   #16
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I built a stand out of 3/4" maple this month as well. I added aluminum angle to all 4 of the side joints as well as to attach the top.

I was a bit leary of the weight and lack of center brace so I added a dry side for electronics into my stand. I believe Red Sea and Waterbox both reinforce their stands the same way.

Good luck to you.
Pics? Did you double layer like I did?

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