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Aquattro
06-05-2014, 05:35 AM
So, after another episode of stoopid, I made my stand frame too big to fit in the house once it's finished. So I'm thinking of finishing the top separately and attaching it using brackets from the inside once it all comes in the house.

Anyone see any problem with that? Bottom of stand is full sheet of plywood, and sides all plywood. Not the exact design I had in mind, but I could go with a countertop type design. I guess.


I'm dumb.

daplatapus
06-05-2014, 05:53 AM
Any big windows you can pop out to bring it in?

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 06:11 AM
Any big windows you can pop out to bring it in?

Christy caught me measuring the front window. I got THAT look. It meant no. :)

craigwmiller
06-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Any big windows you can pop out to bring it in?

LOL, this was going to be my thought too! My 7' x 2' x 2' (plus 8" full overflow) is 2" clearance for the window that it was designed as large as possible to come in through :)

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 06:16 AM
I would remove the window, but it's an older house and I'm not sure I could put it back together in a way that she wouldn't notice.

As a backup plan, she's ok with me finishing the stand in the house, but I'd have to tarp myself in to do the router work.

Borderjumper
06-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Sorry Brad but LOL :mrgreen: I have a question... Is the tank going to fit thru the door?

monocus
06-05-2014, 07:59 AM
too big if you take the door off?if you're putting foam under your tank then you can just screw the top down(countersink).or if you're painting the top you can fill the holes with dynapatch and paint over them after sanding

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 01:40 PM
Sorry Brad but LOL :mrgreen: I have a question... Is the tank going to fit thru the door?

Absolutely probably :)

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 01:42 PM
too big if you take the door off?if you're putting foam under your tank then you can just screw the top down(countersink).or if you're painting the top you can fill the holes with dynapatch and paint over them after sanding

Problem is the design requires the top to be routered once attached. If I do the top separately, it would be finished before attaching, so I would need to attach from underneath with brackets (like a counter top).

Plan B is just drape the whole project and myself in a plastic sanding booth for the router work :) I might even post a pic of that.

don.ald
06-05-2014, 03:28 PM
Don't think brackets are required. Once the water is in the tank it ain't moving

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 03:29 PM
I've decided to do it properly (so unlike me) and disassemble and shorten the stand. I want to keep the original design and it has to leave the house one day, preferably in one piece :)

christyf5
06-05-2014, 04:38 PM
this thread made me chuckle. OK, I loled. A lot. :razz:

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 04:46 PM
this thread made me chuckle. OK, I loled. A lot. :razz:

My wife is still laughing :)

christyf5
06-05-2014, 04:48 PM
My wife is still laughing :)

are you sure she's laughing? perhaps you should check? :razz:

Aquattro
06-05-2014, 04:50 PM
are you sure she's laughing? perhaps you should check? :razz:

I think she might have stopped. Laughing turned to shaking head, uttering words that sound like "idiot"...

christyf5
06-05-2014, 04:50 PM
right....lol!

Jaws
06-05-2014, 10:22 PM
I'm just glad I'm not the only one out there that makes mistakes like this. lol

Aquattro
06-06-2014, 12:23 AM
I'm just glad I'm not the only one out there that makes mistakes like this. lol

I'm sure there's lots. I'm just dumb enough to post it publicly :)

StirCrazy
06-06-2014, 07:08 AM
I would remove the window, but it's an older house and I'm not sure I could put it back together in a way that she wouldn't notice.

As a backup plan, she's ok with me finishing the stand in the house, but I'd have to tarp myself in to do the router work.

didn't we do this once before?

Steve

Aquattro
06-06-2014, 02:07 PM
didn't we do this once before?

Steve

Almost. It scraped through though :)

Myka
06-07-2014, 04:53 AM
Sorry you are in this predicament but this thread made my day!

Sent from my Dungeon using mad Ninja Skillz.

Aquattro
06-07-2014, 05:40 AM
Sorry you are in this predicament but this thread made my day!

Sent from my Dungeon using mad Ninja Skillz.

Glad I could bring such amusement to everyone :)

I've dismantled the stand, cut it down 2 inches and rebuilt. Onward and upward :)

gregzz4
06-07-2014, 06:20 AM
Onward and upward :)
More pics please :biggrin: