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New home for my second Scape!

MattT34

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Hi all,

While my second Scape is still cycling I decided to build it a new home, along with the girlfriend's ever exponentially growing book collection.
I think the tank looks great front and center!

Not sure if this is the right section, apologies if not.

Matt
 

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Wolf6

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Nice work :) What did you use on the wood to make it look like that? (Not the wood in the tank obviously ;))
 

MattT34

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Nice work :) What did you use on the wood to make it look like that? (Not the wood in the tank obviously ;))
Thanks!
Wood is new scaffolding boards, normally use reclaimed but new was cheaper this time, sanded all the rough bits and rounded the corners a bit, then attacked it with a blow torch! A quick coat of boiled linseed oil to finish it. I still have cabinet doors to make for the lower section which I have some reclaimed pallet wood and finish in a similar way.
 

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Looks fabulous. Just make sure nothing falls on it. I had a tank like this (edge 23) and eventually I dropped something and the glass cracked.
 

MattT34

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Looks fabulous. Just make sure nothing falls on it. I had a tank like this (edge 23) and eventually I dropped something and the glass cracked.
I also had a 23 years ago and broke that, that time I was re doing the tank from scratch and knocked it while carrying it through a door 😩
 

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