Building an aquarium cabinet may seem like a daunting task if you have never done so before. I just got a new Kreg K3 Pocket Hole Jig system for christmas and intend to use it for the building of my next aquarium stand. I have never used pocket holes and screws so I am stuck trying to figure out which part to drill the pocket into? My stand will be made out of 3/4 cabinet grade oak ply and the screws are 1-1/4 course thread wet environment screws. Hi all I’m about to start making a stand for a 30 gallon fish tank which will weigh in around 300 pounds (water, gravel, decorations, tank itself). 3/4 ply is fine and I don’t see a problem with the pocket hole contruction.
I built an aquarium stand, but just used pocket holes to attach the trim to the ply top the then top to the apron. It was a standard 2’x4′ piece and I used almost 40 screws. I know mortise joints are the go to for most wood workers, but the articles I read after seeing the original build suggested that the pocket hole was just as strong with glue. Go online, and you can find lots of DIY aquarium stands. I might suggest a pocket hole instead of baskets (kreg makes the best one I know of) its a lot easier & faster than gluing I will be doing a stand soon as well.
I recently used this joinery to build an aquarium stand to. Although pocket hole joinery is strong, it does have limitations. You may need to add more to structure to prevent major disaster. I threw in the drill and gonna use the wobbly attempt of an aquarium stand for a work desk of some sort. With the pocket hole guide you can eliminate a lot of extra wood that would otherwise be necessary. To round over the trim on the Fish Tank Stand, I ordered some new bits from Eagle America. This entry was posted in Projects, Techniques and tagged block plane, face frame, fish tank stand, kreg, pocket hole, rabbet on August 22, 2010 by Matt Gradwohl.
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Hey guys I am building a DIY aquarium stand 32x24x32 high out of 2×4. got the fram done yesterday but someone pointer out of reefing form my pocket holes are c. I found this General hole jig. How about building custom aquarium stands for people. This step by step woodworking project is about fish tank stand plans. Drill pocket holes along the sides and top edges of the plywood panels and secure them to the 2 2 legs using 1 1/4 screws. I aquired the tank and stand about a year ago and recently made the decision to upgrade to a new 75 gallon tank, and build a custom stand. Drilled the pocket holes and fastened the frame together. Building aquarium stands and hoods is a good way to make some money. Assemble the front, back and side panels using wood glue and finishing nails or pocket hole screws. also Figure 5. I’m able to do Kreg Jig pocketholes, but I don’t have a router or a lot of clamps, which aren’t cheap.
How to build a nice, classy DIY aquarium stand for under 125. This looks like a totally cool pocket hole machine and I would love to get one but I don’t know if I would have the room for it or the budget. My next project – a stand for a 20 gallon aquarium. The stand is a little bit longer than the tank (an ADA 90-P). Rather than the usual holes on the sides of the stand they will be on the top of the cabinet so the inlet / return hoses go straight down into the stand. All joints are rabbeted and screwed and glued using pocket hole screws. So, I decided that I was going to build the stand with the dimensions 73 by 24 3/4. While you are screwing on your pocket hole’d legs, make absolutely that they are square.
Welcome to Part 1 of ‘Building a 72 gallon Bowfront Aquarium Stand.’ In this wood working EduCast I built the base of the unit. TIP – Pocket holes are a great and easy way to hide screws.