Here's another update on the canopy status. Began constuction on the door that will allow access to the tank. Started by cutting 1X2's for the door frame.
Following with the assembly.
Used 1X4's across the middle to add some rigidity
, and attached it to the canopy frame with two piano hinge's.
Then it was time to figure the hight the light fixture will need to sit. Ended up notching the top of the canopy frame on both sides to allow enough hight clearance to fit the two eighty milimeter fans directly under the fixture on each side.
Now that the frame was completed, it was time to skin it.
The fence on my buddys table saw could not reach out as far as we needed it to in order to make the cuts on the large sheet of thin oak plywood. So in turn we through together a quick DIY fence with a 2x4 and some clamps on his work bench to run the circular saw on to achieve a straight cut. It ended up working quite well.
Once the three sheets were cut to size they were glued and tacked to the canopy frame, starting with both sides.
Then the front(door).
Fit like a glove!
Next steps will be to paint the inside of the canopy white and seal the seams with kalk, then begin to route and cut the boards that will form the trim.
Thanks for looking!