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Hey everyone! Brand new here. Thought I'd make an introduction.

My name is Scott, I live in San Diego. I am actually joining the forum because I'm hoping to get some help on a project I'll have coming up here pretty soon.

I'm going to be building an aquarium stand, and I have the general idea down for how to make it strong enough, as well as how I want it to look. The problem I am having is with the trim work and finishing on it.

I've done some asking around on the aquarium forums, but then realized... If I'm doing woodworking, why wouldn't I be asking on a woodworking forum?

I did some searching on here, but couldn't find quite what I was looking for. What would be the appropriate section of this forum to asking questions about trim work on an aquarium stand/cabinet?

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Try in the Designs, Trim Carepentry or Project Showcase sections. you should find answers there.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Thank you! Just made the thread for it, I'm sure someone will be able to chime in on it... Seems there are a lot of experienced folk on here.
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I'm going to be building an aquarium stand, and I have the general idea down for how to make it strong enough, as well as how I want it to look. The problem I am having is with the trim work and finishing on it.
You appear to be asking a question about the aesthetics of a piece that will be used inside your home.

I'm sorry to say, you've come to the wrong place. Ask your wife!

In all seriousness, good luck with your project. I hope you'll post some pictures of your build.
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Lol. Well its not exactly about the looks... I think its just hard to articulate what I mean. Basically its about the "how do I make it look professionally made" I want the stand to cover the rim of the tank, just not totally sure how to attach that bit.

Im working on a google sketchup of what im trying to do to ask if it will work. Will post it soon.

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Welcome Scott,

Ditto on a build thread.

Jeff

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"how do I make it look professionally made"

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Get a professional to do it for you

Seriously but, first and foremost, all comical antics aside - welcome to the forum
Now your other quest, AQUARIUM STAND, I'll go find your thread and post over there.

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"Cover the rim." The bottom of the tank? If so, try setting tank in place, and run trim around tank. Cut one 45, mark other end, etc. if that's not what you're meaning I apologize.
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Thanks everyone, I added some pics of what I'm hoping will work. Once I get this stand in production, I'll most certainly start a build thread! I am no carpenter, nor cabinetmaker, but I have built an aquarium stand once, and it was functional, however it was the ugliest thing I've ever made lol. My fiance said if I make the stand for this tank, I have to make it a piece of furniture, not just a utility item, so I have a but more of a challenge!

-Scott

p.s. Thanks for all the warm welcoming!
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