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Old 02-03-2009, 06:52 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Great thread. I've recently built an ADA knock off and used Rustoleum 1 part garage floor epoxy instead of laminate. Gives it the ADA look if you round off the corners. Pictures of my ADA build here.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:16 AM   #52 (permalink)
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OMG, very good pics.
ADA have a good design.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:04 PM   #53 (permalink)
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First, thanks to Jason and his cool website for the inspiration and directions...

I am in the process of building a stand like this for my 75-P, but can't find anyone who has listed the COLOR of Formica they used....

I was looking here and thought a couple colors look similar to that much-envied ADA-style:

1) Steel? ( Formica 1484 )
2) Mouse? ( Formica 928 )
3) Fog? ( Formica 961 )

Any ideas?
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:42 PM   #54 (permalink)
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If you can solve this riddle.

Its not in Pittsburgh.

Its not directed by John Carpenter.

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Old 12-17-2010, 01:10 PM   #55 (permalink)
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If you can solve this riddle.

Its not in Pittsburgh.

Its not directed by John Carpenter.

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Thanks!

That's what I thought.... but I swear the color samples I have do not look like the pictures of your stand. I think my LCD monitor or graphics card are "enhancing/distorting" the colors online.

Cheers!
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:16 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Yeah its hard to match using pictures....so many factors.

I have never really had an ADA stand in front of my with swatches to really match them, but i have always been happy with what i choose. If anything i think you could go a slight shade darker for an ADA match, but i think you will be happy with just going with what i choose (i have built two since this one and used the same color on them all).

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Old 12-17-2010, 01:40 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Maybe it will save someone a headache to know that if you use MDF as a material to build the stand you may have a problem painting it. The sides of the MDF, where the cuts are made, soak many paints like a sponge. You will never get them looking flat and shiny if you don't use a proper primer.

Unfortunatelly I cannot suggest one. What I use is an industrial kind of primer that dries in 5-10 min. There is "Alkyd" in the name. Maybe primer/paints that have this word in the name are good too.

Here's what I found as a simple solution:
http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2010/06/03/painting-mdf

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Old 12-20-2010, 10:36 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Wow Jason what a nice stand. Im curious about how you did the lights?
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:47 AM   #59 (permalink)
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Wow Jason what a nice stand. Im curious about how you did the lights?
Here are two tutorials on how to do DIY lighting...

http://www.projectaquarium.com/plant...ightstand.aspx

http://www.projectaquarium.com/plant...ightstand.aspx

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Ok cool. Ive done somthing similar to that on my 29 gallon 30". I used the 90degree angle conduit they sell at HD and used the couplers to connect the angle pieces with the straight pieces. I think I need to up my lighting maybe so I might need to come up with a better solution to hold heavier lighting. Tell me what you think!
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