There are quite a few reasons as to why an aquarist would consider building their own aquarium stand.
- The current financial climate is one that springs to mind. It is a lot cheaper to build your own than purchase ‘off the shelf’
- The challenge and satisfaction of designing and building your own stand
- The actual enjoyment of doing a bit of do it yourself
From a personal point of view I believe that I am a mixture of the above. I like to save a bit of money where I can, I like the challenge and I enjoy doing it.
There are some people who are capable of building things without the need for plans or looking at ways in which other people have built similar items however I believe that it is a good idea to see how other people have done things. There may be a better way of achieving the same result. An example that springs to mind is the creation of an aquarium stand for an in-wall aquarium – does this need to be made from wood – it could be made from builing blocks, metal etc.
Anyway for this reason I thought it might be useful to create a list of website resources where information on DIY aquarium stands can be located. Some of these site detail plans to build your own stands, others detail how the owner of the site actually built their stand and others simply give ideas.
I hope that you find this list useful. If you know of any other sites which provide this type of information which is not listed either let us know so that we can add it to the list or leave a comment below so that others can benefit from it.
Anyway on with the list…