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Unread 06/12/2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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My new project

Well I decided to put my carpenter skills to work and decided to build a canopy for my tank. I wanted to just buy one but to no avail. I AM CLUELESS ON HOW TO BUILD THE DOORS. . I could use some advice. Overall Im pretty happy with the build so far. Just need some sanding and staining to do.




Thanks for any advice on the door.


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Unread 06/12/2006, 05:50 PM   #2
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what kind of doors are you looking for? I used 1x4" routed the edges and glued them together with a firring strip. Put hinges on the end and magnetic pickups to hold the door closed.


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Unread 06/12/2006, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Murph. Im thinking of something thinner than 1". I need something light since the canopy is starting to get heavy.


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Unread 06/12/2006, 08:13 PM   #4
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You could take some 1x(2, 3 or 4) to make a frame. Cut a dado length wise with a table saw and slide in some 1/4" ply... Should be really light.


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Unread 06/16/2006, 08:30 AM   #5
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Any update Russ?


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Unread 06/16/2006, 09:39 AM   #6
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I have not worked on this this week. Ill start again this weekend.


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Unread 06/25/2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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I finally finished it. It aint no pro work, but I built it!




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Unread 06/25/2006, 04:57 PM   #8
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Looks great Russ!!! How did you end up doing the doors? Got assembly pics?


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Unread 06/25/2006, 05:03 PM   #9
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Sorry. No pics. The doors are just 1/4 birch. I couldnt find any pine that suited my needs. I just slapped some trim around it. The door are not on hinges. Since the doors are so light, and me constantly reaching in my tank, I didnt want them in the way and accidently break it. So I attached them with heavy duty velcro.


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Unread 06/25/2006, 05:08 PM   #10
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looks sweet, Russ, nice work.


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Unread 06/25/2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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Looks very very nice. I want someday soon to build a hood for my system.


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Unread 06/26/2006, 07:49 AM   #12
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Great job Russ, it looks professional to me!


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