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Stand Progress

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Well, the stand sits in my garage completely assembled and covered in spackle....waiting for it to dry to begin phase one of the sanding game.

Getting very frustrated about this camera thing now....darn camera place hasn't heard anything out of olympus, which probably means warranty is going to cover it so they are taking thier "dear sweet time" in getting it fixed. Ill hope anyway.

If I can steal the nikon Ill take pics later in the weekend with everything put together.

I finally decided on the trim. I am going to paint it all white and trim around the tank itself in oak. Ill also trim the edges of the doors and bottom of the tank in oak. I will probably even ad a strip of moulding on the face of the doors to give them some "texture". As for where the cabinet meets the stand and the canopy above, I haven't decided yet. I thought about attaching a 1/8" thick by 1/2" thick "stirp" around the edges and painting it white to hide the seam between the two. Ill have to play with this and if it works Ill go with it, else I'll have to trim is seperately.

BTW, I told my boss I couldn't work today. First time in 5 years I have given short notice to take a day off. i have several dozen saved days from where I worked holiday's when i was in systems so its not like an absence or anything, but still the look on everyones face last night when I said..."you know, i don't think im going to come in tomorrow" was priceless.

So, since Reefdave is off for once during the week...hows about a Thursday night chat? Or is everyone all chatted out?

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Man I bet birch trim would look awesome on the stand! It is white but has enough black in it to make it look really cool! I guess it's the Vermont thing coming out in me!!:D
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