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Aquarium stand made out of reclaimed pallet wood

Matnez

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Just thought I would share with you guys the stand I made for my Fluval Spec v.

It is completely made out of all reclaimed wood so the total cost of build was £0.00

A simple frame was made then the sides and doors where cladded with pallet wood. Solid oak was used for the top which was an off cut of a kitchen worktop.

I then painted the outside with some chalk paint with I had lying around.

This is the first time I have ever made anything like this so I'm ecstatic about the finished product. It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head which is a rarity.



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Matnez

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Thanks, it just goes to show that not everything that is chucked out is worthless :)
 

Matnez

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Thanks mate. The only draw back to it is that it weighs a ton... I was not wanting to take any chances of it collapsing under the weight of the tank but I got a bit carried away with reinforcing it.. Better safe than sorry I guess.
 
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Thanks mate. The only draw back to it is that it weighs a ton... I was not wanting to take any chances of it collapsing under the weight of the tank but I got a bit carried away with reinforcing it.. Better safe than sorry I guess.

Yeah mate, Always nice when it feels 'Robust' and heavy. Rather than flimsy!

You want to feel the weight of the one I'm on with. Like a fat american kid.
 

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Yeah mate, Always nice when it feels 'Robust' and heavy. Rather than flimsy!

You want to feel the weight of the one I'm on with. Like a fat american kid.

Ha Ha that is one way to describe it...
 

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Fantastic. If you ever decide to fill your tank with solid lead, you will have a stand that will easily be able to cope with the weight....:lol:
 

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Fantastic. If you ever decide to fill your tank with solid lead, you will have a stand that will easily be able to cope with the weight....:lol:

This is true, I'm always planning ahead...;)
 

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