Wood edge help

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pre drill the holes with a drill bit then screw them in. You can also buy a bit that counter sinks the hole so the screw head fits inside / more flush. Up to you really.
Yeah I have those bits. Guess I got lazy. I was rushing it to build the aquarium stand. Wife told me to build this first.


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Your bottom right connector is not align together with the left. you can only sand so much and this will show on your final product.
Also, the screw will show as well. I would recommend drill the screw more and cover with plug.
I have done woodwork all my life.
Also the leg dents you will not be able to sand because it is less than the other connectors. cut another leg piece again.


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Dam you got me looking at this stand now and realizing I fucked it up pretty bad. Alright now I am going to take a break and go have lunch with the wife and tell her how I am going to unscrew it and cut it because I got lazy. Good thing I asked over here. You are right I just measured it and they are uneven bottom is 11 1/4 and top is 12" on both side. How you see this through a picture!!!


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pre drill the holes with a drill bit then screw them in. You can also buy a bit that counter sinks the hole so the screw head fits inside / more flush. Up to you really.
For this 1" wood can I use these

Or do I have to do it individually by drilling first then using these

And by any chance anybody know what these are called?



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I would recommend at this point to go smaller (cut smaller). it will make your final product smaller but it will look better.
give and take.

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I would recommend to put a divider in the middle for support. In addition, 15 inch gaps in either sides I think is too much.

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(1) It is pine. If you are going to finish it, it HAS to be painted. Pine, because of the sap content of the wood, will never take stain evenly. No matter what you do it will look like ass if you try to stain it.

(2) In additional to it being pine, it is rough grade (knots, sapwood, bark). It is not going to be dimensionally stable. Plan for the fact that it will have a strong desire to warp, bend, or cup.

(3) No matter what you are using this construction for, it needs diagonal support. All its strength right now is vertical. The slightest weight on the top and a sideways push, and the whole thing will collapse sideways.

(4) Easiest solution, skin with plywood, seal, sand, paint. If you are going to use it as an aquarium stand, consider a clear epoxy sealant (at the minimum) or better yet - epoxy sealer, sand, and then epoxy paint. Your stand will look better than 95% of the handmade junk out there :)
 
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Would a Ada design be strong enough if it's 36x30x30 and the tank is 24x15x15 and sits in the middle? Does it need to be lines up with the edges?
That image is of a fail design, so do NOT use it as a blueprint for anything. That cabinet might have worked when the back was still on, but someone removed the back and in the process removed all the diagonal strength. First minor earthquake we get and that aquarium will be on the floor. I'd be nervous if I were just sitting next to it. Hope the owner doesn't have small children or pets.
 

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I would recommend to put a divider in the middle for support. In addition, 15 inch gaps in either sides I think is too much.

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A.D
So if my sump is a 26" cube I will not be able to use this design? Since I have to have a support every 15 or the tank can't be 15" from the edge?


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(1) It is pine. If you are going to finish it, it HAS to be painted. Pine, because of the sap content of the wood, will never take stain evenly. No matter what you do it will look like ass if you try to stain it.

(2) In additional to it being pine, it is rough grade (knots, sapwood, bark). It is not going to be dimensionally stable. Plan for the fact that it will have a strong desire to warp, bend, or cup.

(3) No matter what you are using this construction for, it needs diagonal support. All its strength right now is vertical. The slightest weight on the top and a sideways push, and the whole thing will collapse sideways.

(4) Easiest solution, skin with plywood, seal, sand, paint. If you are going to use it as an aquarium stand, consider a clear epoxy sealant (at the minimum) or better yet - epoxy sealer, sand, and then epoxy paint. Your stand will look better than 95% of the handmade junk out there :)
1. What would you recommend for wood? I was thinking plywood and wrapping it.
4. I am going to look at that process.
I can't find blueprint for ada it's only videos and people final products. By any chance you know any?


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