DIY cabinet done in 2 days!!

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    sorry guys... i kno i promissed some of u this post a long time ago.. well better late than never i guess?:p took alot of pics for u guys! u c what a nice guy i am??:p haha..

    ok, here goes..

    again, after lookin at this, u'll c that its really easy to make a cabinet to cover that old steel frame that u have..all u need is really good measuring skills, imagination, and wood glue!:p hehe..it was pretty fast to make.. only 2 days! it only took so long cos i had to wait for the glue to dry half the time b4 i could work with it..

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    this is a pic of how it used to look, rem i made the lights in my prev post?:p

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    this was the easiest part, i just measured the inside and bought a piece of pine to make a shelf.. :)

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    this is how the front frame looks.. i just made a basic design, cut up some wood and stuck it all together with wood glue..u'll c how it comes together just now.. i just used chip wood for the cabinet cos i figured that water shouldnt get there so i dont hav to worry about rotting wood...u dont hav to saw ur wood cos if u go to timber city, they cut the sizes for u exactly and u dont even hav to buy a whole piece like at house and home..itsa really good place to go...cheap too!:) and i'd like to say, i got most of my inspiration from silicube.. i kinda copied some of my design ideas frm his last post..thanks dude.. :)

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    next, this is the tricky part..in my design i dont paint my cabinet, i put on more of that sticky wood paper..still donno what its called!:p haha..its really such good stuff.. it covers alot of ur blemishes.. b sure to sand ur cabinet b4 sticking it on though otherwise it'll have bumps...oh and does any 1 kno where i can get that other wood coverin that they use for kitchen tables? do i have to buy it like that?

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    ok, this is a better look of the cabinet..i put on the bottom part and the side boards of the cabinet... not stuck together yet.. just to get a visualisation..oh ya, 4got to mention that u hav to becareful wen u stick the pieces of wood together, u hav to cut away extra wood coverin to make sure the wood glue can stick properly...

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    jus a better look on my work so far..oh, and thats my dog in the bkground!:p haha..

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    another pic but this time with the wood coverin on the sides.. u dont have to cover the insides though.. what u cant see wont hurt u!:p haha..

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    the bottom part and side parts covered..

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    a view of the front part covered..

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    stickin the sides onto the front part.. was such a mission because i had to find a way to make it stand..hence the maskin tape holdin things together temporarily.. haha..

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    ok, now the bottom part is stuck on now..

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    side view of the cabinet so far..

    oh ya, and the top part is stuck on now too..

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    all done!! and as u can see, it just slides into place!:p now i just had to make the doors..

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    front view..

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    just a view with the doors put on the cabinet..

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    now the doors are put on with hinges..planks are there just for support..

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    front view..

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    WOW.. it can open!:p

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    basic design of the doors..oh and i covered it already with the wood coverin..

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    just a better look to get a better idea..

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    and thats the end product!:) i think it looks professional!:p hehe.. and now all the equipment and fish food can be stowed away properly and neatly!:p hehe..
     
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    Nice, I like I like!
     
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    You make it look so easy :D

    Looks awesome!! Well done!!!

    Alwyn
     
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    So simple, yet looks so professional.
    Awesome job, man. :thumb:
     
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    Thanks guys, i appreciate the applaude
     
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    Now u & another guy ziyad on SA fish forum r making me feel like a real lazy sod.
    What do u guys eat? :scratch:

    Great job & as usuall good pics showing progress. :wow
     
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    thanks man.. we eat tetra pro!:p hahahaha.. no man.. its only cos i was bored outa my mind after my exams!:p hahaha
     
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    Looks pretty good shihr. Well Done. :thumb:
     
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    NICE ONE DUDE!!!

    So when are you starting on mine? Ha ha ha!!!

    Must say I like the extra bits on the doors! Gives it that pro look.

    One thing thou... Door handels?
     
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    thanks man, like i said, i got my inspiration frm u!:p haha..

    haha.. dude, u have to work on it urself to really apreciate it!:p its like my baby now!:p ahaha..

    oh and u know those bits on the doors? that kinda is the door hanles.. its not too heavy so u can just open/close it frm there!:)
     
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    Sweet! Thing is I suck at wood work! I bild my own stand for my tank but didnt cover the sides yet. will def have to think about doing it sometime. Will first have to see if I can find a place that will cut the wood for me.
     
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    ya man, that place u stay at is so far away!:p hahaha..
     
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    Did you bring back any goodies from your trip at the end?
     
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    stil here! hehe.. i got a drum filter so far!! filters i think 300l/h and it only cost about R200ish!! hehe.. gonna hav a really good look at the stuff 1 of these days..
     
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    Very nicely done, compliments!
     
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    thank u thank u.. :)
     
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    My bad!! I thought you where back already! Sorry! 600L p/h... Nice! You going to be sucking your fish up with that thing!! he he he!
     
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    Nice, although I'd worry about the whole thing only being held together with glue... I'd have put in some screws somewhere along the line (I am, however, well known for over-engineering things...). Fortunately, as all the weight is taken by your existing stand, this is unlikely to be a problem. You'd also find using a few screws speeds up the assembly as it holds things together whilst the glue dries. Incidentally, if you can clamp together joins you're gluing, they'll be stronger (closer contact with less glue in between == stronger). As you're covering the chipboard with that fake wood stuff, you wouldn't even see the screws.

    HTH.

    Looks good in the photos!
     
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    u right hey.. jsut that im nt very good with drillin..oh and also that my dad took the drill bk to taiwan!:p haha.. so i thought gluein will b easyer! but i'll hav to try someday!:p will try on my nex proj! then it'll b even faster!! haha..but 4 thse projs, theres nt much pressure on the wood so it shld hold! hehe..oh and thanks 4 the tip! never knew that less glue givs a better bond!:p
     

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