wood stands

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  1. paul bloem

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    Hey guys

    I was sitting and doing nothing, so started going through the net and saw al the wooden stands. So I just want to know why are we building steel stands and not wood stands in SA. The reason why I ask is because it is easier to work with.
    Please give your opinion.

    Paul
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    All of my tanks (8 of them) are on wooden stands, so much easier to work with, you can screw stuff into it, add on bits and pieces etc. etc. Cost might be a factor though.
     
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    What size tanks was it?
     
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    I cannot weld but I can work with wood. Used the melamine top used in kitchen. Very expensive. I paid R800 for 2 meters.
     
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    one 8ft tank, couple of 4ft's, 3ft's 2ft's.

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    this is something I had never given thought to, you know how much easier my life would be if I had a wooden stand. Specifically to mount things. I will keep that in mind for my next build
     
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    Nice carpet Viper.


    Paul, in South Africa our wood (Pine) is too soft, Well almost all our affordable wood. Because of our warm climate our trees grow to fast. That is also why Cape oak trees cannot be used to make wine barrels. They leak through the grain.

    So for us using steel is cheaper and a lot of guys can work with it. Compared to the price of durable wood. That is if you can afford the wood.

    It is the other way around in Norway. Their pine trees take 80 years to be big, our between 8 to 12 years. But still a lot of wood are available there, relative cheap (although older trees) compared to steel imported. And they have a lot more carpenters that can use wood instead of steel.
     
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    Paul - I have now had my 2 meter tank on 2 x Builder's Warehouse wooden workbenches for the past 4.5 years. And not a single problem....
     
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    Geez, everybody says that :p It was free ok, besides, it's just going to get covered in salt. :lol:

    Agreed, the wood I used is pressure treated, or something like that :p it is not just normal pine off the shelf.
     
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