Pepere Posted October 20, 2022 Share Posted October 20, 2022 (edited) I thought I would provide photos and an explanation as I build a 2 tier fish tank stand using beadboard and #2 pine board. This cabinet is going to hold a 29 gallon tank on top and the lower level will house a 20 high tank. I bought four 8 foot Tongue and groove beadboards from Home Depot for $8.97 each and a single 1x12 #2 pine board for $28.00. I had glue, screws, stain and polycrylic leftover from prior projects. wood cost for this project $64 ish… This is three layers of paper. I can slide it back and forth under the frame with no problem. There is no bearing under the center part of the tank, front or back. All bearing is under the two sides. As such the spreader up front simply holds the side pieces stable. It does not bear a load. The first step is to determine the width of your tank so that you can design your stand to have the side panels under the tank providing bearing surface. I cut the four 8 foot beadboard boards into 32 inch lengths. This gave me 12 boards 32 inches long. This will be the height of my stand. Time to cut the boards, 30 minutes. Next installment tomorrow. Edited October 20, 2022 by Pepere 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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