Aquarium Stand

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Project by Dan Pleska posted 02-22-2009 02:22 AM 5849 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

A client brought me an aquarium stand he made from construction grade 2×4’s and 2×6’s. He wanted three sides covered with birch plywood to make it look like a piece of commercial cabinetry. I started by leveling the surfaces with a belt sander, then cut and attached the pieces with screws from the back. I used washer-head screws of varying lengths so as not to pop through the surface. Several places I had to go through laminated 2 x ’s. I didn’t have any screws that were 3” + long. After careful calculations I used a small Forstner bit to get flat bottomed countersink holes. I covered the edges with iron-on edge banding. The client was pleased with the result.

Two of the photos are the front and back after completion in my shop. The other two were taken by the client after he finished it with three coats of satin poly.

-- Dan, West Virginia,

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 06:17 PM

Yes from ugly duckling to beautiful swan. Beautiful work Dan.

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