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fish furniture

Postby sum yun gai » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:55 am

it's not really a dollhouse, so i thought i would put this in its own thread rather than hijack that one. :) we have so few new threads these days after all....

so i bought a giant fish tank a year ago and had to keep it outside due to various reasons beyond my control. most notably a lack of space in my house for something 6ft x 2ft x 5ft sitting around doing nothing until i could find space for it. anyway... one thing leads to another and i end up with a moldy/mildewed stand and hood, requiring me to either (a) buy a new stand for hundreds of dollars or (b) make my own stand for hundreds of dollars. i figure since i have just enough free time to do something myself, i'll choose option (b).

i copied the old stand to build the new one. i thought i would use 2x4s for extra strength, especially since i didn't have a real plan going into this project. i thought "2x4 > 1x10" but didn't realize how much less space would be left over once i was done. you can see the old stand in the background of the second pic:
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i added some facing boards on the front, back and sides so that it "looks nice":

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this is what it looked like in my house after i finished staining and dragging it in:

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this is the beginning of the setup process:

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i had to rearrange the middle doors after i already mounted them. turns out, the giant filter i bought wouldn't fit through the 9" opening i had left myself, so i had to open it up and re-make the doors so it would fit:

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and this is where the filter lives:

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the local shop where i bought this gravel called it "the cadillac of gravel". i dunno if that's true but it does have a nice look to it:

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after adding some rocks for decoration, and some driftwood:

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and here is the absolutely done product with lights a-blazin:
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Re: fish furniture

Postby EsBe » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 am

Sure beats the Yugo of gravel, that's for sure! :P

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Re: fish furniture

Postby Skimba » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:51 pm

Very Nice!!!
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Re: fish furniture

Postby chrismachine » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:04 pm

Holy cow! That looks really nice!
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Re: fish furniture

Postby Janleex0 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:03 am

I would like to think the caption to that was "You want a piece of this cake? You gotta go through me first." I would also like to think there was a "slice of whoop-ass" joke dropped at some point.


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