72 gallon fish tank stand

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Project by woodman71 posted 03-01-2010 12:46 AM 15909 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello every one I built this 72 gallon fish tank stand tank is also a bow front .It was a little hard to come up with a design that would work .The problem for was trying to get the top and the doors to match the bow front the top was not really the problem it was the case and the doors.I came up with this idea I think it came out nice I built it for my cousin so he will stain it. Thanks for looking any comments are welcome.

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#1 posted 03-01-2010 01:18 AM

Nice looking stand, I see you used pocket screw construction. If you can post a pic with it set up and some sweet fish in it.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri, [email protected]

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#2 posted 03-01-2010 01:28 AM

beautifull some pics when he is done.

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 02:22 AM

I will do that it might be some time that one raise he had me built it. He has bought a new house and he working on that but when set up I will post.

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 03:51 AM

There is something very fishy about that cabinet. Looks very nice, great job…

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 04:28 AM

I think I’d add a vertical support in the front between the doors. 72 gallons of water is about 562 lbs, plus if you have rocks in there it’ll probably be in the 600 lb range.

-- --Bob

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#6 posted 03-01-2010 05:13 AM

Nice stand I have a 100 gallon tank that came with it not nearly as nice as the one you made. Nice job.

-- One Time Tree Man

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#7 posted 03-01-2010 05:16 AM

Great Lookin Stand

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 03-01-2010 10:36 AM

I can’t tell by the angle, but is there a face frame behind the front doors?
If not, I would consider adding something to prevent the top from sagging in the front middle like Bob mentioned.
Also, think about adding support to prevent racking from front to back. It looks like you will be really testing limits of the joints in your side panels. See if you can put all you body weight on the top and then push the top backwards. If you feel any wiggle, I would seriously consider adding more support.

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