My 120 upgrade

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I have upgraded to a 120 and I am going to build a custom stand and matching canopy. So far I have built the stand frame and have put the new tank on it. Here are pics of the stand. It will have three drawers and three doors on the front and a door on the right side. More pics will follow,
 

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nice seems like everyone who gets into this hobby eventually upgrades im doin a same size upgrade congrats on yours pal goodluck lookin good
 

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Congrats on the upgrade!
A side door is super handy for access to the sump area.
Where are the drawers going to be??
On the front, right below the 2 x 6 header board. The thin white piece of wood is there to hold the backs of the drawer guides.

nice seems like everyone who gets into this hobby eventually upgrades im doin a same size upgrade congrats on yours pal goodluck lookin good
Thx and good luck with your upgrade.
 

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Eric, the upgrade is looking good. I have one question about the wood, Is that a split piece of lumber on the top front facing 2x4 ? If so, have you done something to keep it from splitting further ?
 

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Hey Alex,

The 2 x 6 header that I used is not split - I went through a lot of lumber before I picked out my pieces. It is just a thin vein of sap that barely goes below the surface.
 

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Hey Alex,

The 2 x 6 header that I used is not split - I went through a lot of lumber before I picked out my pieces. It is just a thin vein of sap that barely goes below the surface.
That's good, it seemed as though it could have been a piece of split wood. Are you planning on skinning the front and sides?


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Thx Steve and James. I was going to work on the face today and install the drawers but I am too sore from shoveling to do any work today. I would like to finish by this weekend b/c I am going back to work on Monday.
 

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