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    Is it possible to remove the top plywood without damaging it? I ask this because from the first pic I can see where one of the center joists is higher than the front frame piece. It might be easier to sand or plain down the joist rather than trying to sand 1/4 inch of a sheet of plywood. This is the perfect time to go back and correct the joist. Then the plywood top should make a more level top. Other than that the stand looks great.
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    ^^ Good advice.

    Stand is a good design, I've used one very similar...try correcting the "hump" as best you can, and be sure to use 3/4 foam instead of 1/2"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silbar View Post
    Is it possible to remove the top plywood without damaging it? I ask this because from the first pic I can see where one of the center joists is higher than the front frame piece. It might be easier to sand or plain down the joist rather than trying to sand 1/4 inch of a sheet of plywood. This is the perfect time to go back and correct the joist. Then the plywood top should make a more level top. Other than that the stand looks great.
    Oops, sorry I should have mentioned. The first pic was taken right before edges were sanded. I know exactly which one you are talking about and that was sanded down, along with the rest, so that all pieces were flush. That was just where I was at the end of the first day and then frame was sanded on second day.
    I am able to remove the top still and will be able to at any time since nothing is blocking it. So if I need to remove it to sand, I can. Here is a pic of it with the side panels on. As you can see, all that would need to be done to remove it if needed is remove the screws.

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    That's an attractive stand. Are you going to stain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluewaterBoof View Post
    That's an attractive stand. Are you going to stain it?
    Yes, I am! Just picked out stain yesterday and did a test but it will still be a while, have more work to do. Made the doors already and picked out handle and hinges. I also want to add a compass design to the side actually, trying to figure out how I will do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    ^^ Good advice.

    Stand is a good design, I've used one very similar...try correcting the "hump" as best you can, and be sure to use 3/4 foam instead of 1/2"
    Just curious, whats the reasoning for 3/4" over 1/2"? I've never had an issue with either, but its possible I just got lucky. I did notice that with the thicker foam the "tank wobble" was noticeable for the smaller tanks (55g and below), thus why I tend to use thinner pieces.
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    I used the 3/4" for my 40B DIY stand with no issues...I was just assuming there'd be a bit more "give" and cushion if the imperfection on his stand top is indeed 1/4" or so
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I used the 3/4" for my 40B DIY stand with no issues...I was just assuming there'd be a bit more "give" and cushion if the imperfection on his stand top is indeed 1/4" or so
    Awesome, thanks. I was wondering what the best size would be for this. Hoping to reduce the size of the warp but I'm thinking using 3/4" versus 1/2" anyways couldn't hurt at all.

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    Welcome...I painted my stand black, and since the tank trim is black, I used black electrical tape along the cut edges of the foam to make everything blend together, you don't notice the foam unless you are looking for it...black duct tape would be fine, as well

    Since your stand will be stained, you could use black tape and it would blend in with your tank trim (assuming it's black)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Welcome...I painted my stand black, and since the tank trim is black, I used black electrical tape along the cut edges of the foam to make everything blend together, you don't notice the foam unless you are looking for it...black duct tape would be fine, as well

    Since your stand will be stained, you could use black tape and it would blend in with your tank trim (assuming it's black)
    Nice! Yes, the frame is black so that will work perfectly. I was thinking paint but the tape will work much better.

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