Custom stair builder
Wow you did all those joints by hand? A router and even a home made jig would have been so much faster.
Yeh haha, welcome to the stone age, but seriously i dont have a router, and I am doing it this way for a few reasons:Wow you did all those joints by hand? A router and even a home made jig would have been so much faster.
My mistake, I was under the impression you were building a stand for a tank. Very interesting idea. You should check out the forums on reef central for any advice, it has helped me with a ton of aquarium stuffI'm not to sure I will nee one, the "weak" side that would be braced is purely for show, water will not reach that high, meaning that there will be no pressure on that joint, water pressure increases exponentially on the vertical axis not horizontally, glass tanks up to 8 feet in length don't require cross bracingand that is with glass less than 6mm thick, I have just bought a multi tool so after gluing if I think t needs a little extra I will add a brace.
Thanks for the kudos, my joints got much better towards the end, I guess that happens when you do nearly 5 metres of joints by hand
Yep, same here. I have seen lots of plywood tanks. Some of them HUGE (1000+ gallons). Built properly they hold water just fine. For anyone interested, there's a thread on it at another forum I belong to here.As a salt aquarium enthusiast I can tell you that Plywood tanks do hold water and weight when properly done.