DIY ADA Style Aquarium Stand

Discussion in 'Completed DIY Projects' started by Deano3, 25 Jan 2014.

  1. Aceman21

    Aceman21 Newly Registered

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    I was thinking about that but I'm not very good with numbers or measurements. I was just hoping for a plan that has already been used so I don't screw anything up lol
     
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    I used sketchup to design my DIY cabinet, means you can join all the pieces together and check they fit virtually, before going and paying for the timber. Mines 18 months old now and I've had no problems.
     
  3. Tim Harrison

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    18mm thick sheet...

    Top 1200 x 432
    Bottom 1200 x 450
    Sides (x2) 432 x 714
    Back 1164 x 714
    Front (doors x 2 with 4mm gap btw) 598 x 578
    Top Brace 120 x 150

    I'm sure someone will double check the measurements to make sure they are right.
     
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  4. Aceman21

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    Ya there's no way I could use that program lol my skills aren't that good
     
  5. Aceman21

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    So that would work for a 120x50x50?
     
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    Mines currently for sale
     
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  8. Carpman

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    It was a lot of work but it's done now, well nearly just need to paint cabinet carcass..

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  9. Carpman

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    My cabinet is currently residing in the middle my kitchen awaiting its second coat of satin white paint, so whilst there I decided today in between the 2 coats of paint, I would fit the cabinet lighting and hard wire the extension sockets. By the end of the night it will have had its second coat of paint then all that left is to fix all the felt pads cover the whole base.
    I absolutely hate ugly/messy wires hanging here there and everywhere:eek: call it OCD if you like. I had to take apart 1 of the drawers to get access to back panel for extensions hard wiring, their cables will be hidden behind the drawers. There is only 1 access point in the cabinet and you're looking at it below.
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    And the tools used just for the for light and extension install. Oh and another OCD if it's supposed to be level it better be LEVEL, I've had my fair share of ridicule for this but I don't care:).
    Next is the left side which is going to house the FE , reactor, inline heater and Filter so no room in here for any shelves.
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    The right side without its 3 shelves.
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  10. Carpman

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    The cabinet is finally finished the last job done, 5mm felt stuck to the base to aid in moving but primarily to protect flooring and base of the unit. Why can the manufacturers cut these things square it makes it really hard when you're doing square edge products like mine? It looks a little rough in the pic:eek:, it's not believe me:thumbup:.
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    No more homework today, time for dinner soon then it's drinking o'clock to see the new year in with my family:woot:. Cheers everyone and Happy New.
     

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