Working with recycled timber #71: TAG fish tank stand

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 07-16-2017 12:49 AM 1734 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I went looking for the fish tank stand my son Toby and I made in Aprill, (acknowledging assistance from his partner Gemma too), and could not find it so I thought I had better do a quick post before other LJs ask where it is. (see conclusion at the bottom as to why)
The actual tank had a access cover and light fitted which he wanted replicated.

He had a stand he wanted to rebuild, it was part MDF which had seen better days due to moisture damage.

The old Stand

The old cover

We reused some timber and fabricated everything else from recycled blockboard and ply.

The new stand

Under braces

Front doors

I made the front doors and Gemma profiled finished them with a trimmer

The rest was finished by the pair themselves. filling, sanding and tidying up.

Busy Working away together.

The new cover

We ditched the piano hinges for euro hinges so the door would stay up when opened

A test run to ensure it worked as expected is next to the cover

It went home in its raw form for staining and finishing so its was not a completed project hence its absence as a project post

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 07-16-2017 04:35 AM

nice job buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 07-16-2017 05:20 AM

Looks like a COOL Strong Fish tank stand!

Really like the top! COOL!

Very Strong!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 07-16-2017 07:26 AM

Thanks guys, I will have to see if I can get a completed picture to post.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 07-16-2017 10:04 PM

Rob, looks like it will stand up the the weight and the water. What is “blockboard”?

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 07-17-2017 06:43 AM

Big Al

Block board is small strips of timber glued together and then maybe a veneer applied.

If you look closely at the lid of the cover and then the end grain the lid in the picture looks to be laminated pieces of wood, the offcuts we used had no veneer added.

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 08-05-2017 03:14 AM

I found some completed shots so The TAG Fish Tank Stand is now posted as a project.

-- Regards Rob

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