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#1 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

At the moment at work, lm making bench seats/storage for around my bosses pool. lve been playing to make make own 5ft metal stand but been stuck for ideas to pretty it up abit and now doing these bench seats and seeing how good it looks lm thinking aboit going the same way with my stand.. bascially a metal stand with wood screw to the sides. just after peoples thoughts??

here is a photo of a bench seat.

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#2 Alex Hill

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

I think it would look pretty neat myself. Strength of steel and smoothness of timber.

I think cladding like this would look pretty nice, but maybe without the screw holes.

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#3 CichlidLife

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Look sweet Ant

Easy to incoporate doors ? tongue.gif

#4 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

thats the bosses bench seat. but yeh messing around with a few ideas atm smile.gif doors shall be included.

#5 Bowdy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

Nice idea. You obviously would bother with timber on the top as you wouldn't see it. Nicely made benches. Look mint

#6 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:10 PM

nah just use the foam on top and just wood on the sides and doors, l just gotta figure out a way to put wood on the doors but keep it all inline without any steel showing..

#7 werdna

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

Why not make the doors overlap the cabinet frame and use cabinet hinges?

#8 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

Thats a good idea but then you will still see bear metal on the edge of the doors.. l could make the doors on both sides instead of at the front like normal.?

#9 werdna

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

Clad the while thing in wood with a cut out for the doors, then have the doors flush with the cladding

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:39 PM

something ive considered is to have the steel frame like you say, then have a removable front on the whole length of the tank, maybe in two pieces.
instead of individual doors. That way also solves hinge issues....

#11 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

lve consider this too and l think it maybe a winning option. biggrin.gif

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:44 PM

sliding doors/door,small thin aluminium channel possibly wiyh rollers/guideds flush with the front steel face of the bench,the timber glued/screwed on from the back and the finish would be to cut timber to meet top of bench flush and just off the ground for non interferance at the bottom.polish up some small aliuminium angle to finish off the top edge of the timbers on the doors ,done.

#13 Alex Hill

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

What if along the front of the tank you start from the edge where the steel frame is with a short length of wood. Then hinged onto that wood is a wooden door, that would cover the frame and still give you a door. All you would see is a small hinge spine at the front, which is what you would see on most stands anyway.

The other option is to have hinges at the top and have the "door" open upwards with a small catch to keep it open.

#14 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:37 PM

use a sliding door and alli will look good but but now we talkin $$$, trying to build it on a budget smile.gif l thort about running wood down the leg but l wanna try keeping all the wood running all the same way.

#15 Bowdy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

The pic Alex hill posted use that exact design but cut down the middle so two pieces use them as L shaped doors hinged and the rear legs of the stand it will be seamless and go hinges/stand showing at all. Problem solved.

#16 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:02 PM

lol that would open so wide. my 5ft is in my study. it aint a huge room plus my big corner desk takes up half of it wink.gif

#17 Bowdy

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

Ok how bout use the same idea but have 1.5-2ft section in the middle that doesn't hinge but is removable. Same effect but smaller doors ??

#18 Departure

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:13 PM

get the hinges that are inline with the door, weld the hindges straight to the steel on either side. you dont even see the hinges that way nor the steel.

#19 Alex Hill

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

If space is an issue, make the entire front "flap" open, sort of like these cupboards:



There are hinged that you can buy that will lock the flap open, or a simple latch will do it.


#20 ant86

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

Yeh thats abit like what knock said and is the way lm leaning towards.. it alright steel will be in by tuesdayand l will be starting the frame part of it. thanks for the idea and help fellas. l shall post photos as l go smile.gif


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