zharnotczar wrote:I don't know where to get recycled glass around here. Any tips on finding that? I just don't think I trust the glass quality of recycled stuff I could find... Also, tempered glass is obvious to avoid.
You could try buying a used tank and cut the glass? I'm sure you could find a used 55G for around $50.
Finally got around to it (last night, but it was too late for pictures), made some serious progress and feeling good about myself so far!
First thing I did was put on the backing, since I think everything looks better once you put a big chunk of something on there!
I also got the front leg support on there, should have done this earlier since it was so easy.
Then I reinforced some of the rings on there, I went with 4" wood screws.
Now for the shelf! I'm really liking the direction I went with on this and it looks like it should turn out pretty legit!
This is roughly what the shelf will look like (but with spaces on there), I just laid them all hodge-podge so I could see what it would roughly look like and decided to share it with you!
And here is where I left off, with the exact middle of the upper shelf (haven't started the lower one yet) glued on. I'm going to be gluing each slat on with about 1/16" space in between each one (I have a guide, no worries). I wanted the let the center one to sit overnight since that will be the one that all the other pieces are modeled off!