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Old 03-18-2011, 06:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Default Re: 75 gallon tank stand build

Last weekend's work: adding the top shelf and trim.

Top constructed:

The top is basically a large frame. Poplar, of course, mitre corners, butt joints with pocket hole construct to hold together. Glue and screw. Use a Kreg Jr. jig for the holes. As you can see, it creates an open top that the tank conceals when it's in place.

Detail shot of three pocket holes in front board.

Top was glued onto the cabinet. Hoping I don't find this was a mistake later. Titebond wood glue is quite strong, but this cabinet is heavy and I know it going to get lifted by the top when moved.

Top clamped up.

Last edited by RickRS; 03-18-2011 at 06:16 PM.. Reason: top clamped photo link was bad
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