DIY (Do It Yourself) Aquarium Cabinet and Stand Plans

DIY Aquarium Cabinet and Stand Plans

DIY Do-It-Yourself plans for making flat, open style aquarium display stands, and cabinet designs that incorporate the use of closed cupboards below to store your equipment and aquarium products. DIY aquarium stands and cabinets are a great way to customize your aquarium's look and save a lot of money at the same time.

  • 01 of 08

    Do It Yourself (DIY) Simple Aquarium Stand

    48" diy Aquarium Stand. Photo by Stan Hauter

    A DIY aquarium stand that looks great, doesn't cost much (less than $35) and takes less than 2 hours to build. This aquarium stand can be modified to hold almost any tank from 10g to 75g up to 48" long. The tools that are required are minimal, with power tools (a circular saw and drill motor in this case) being the best choice for fast and easy construction.

  • 02 of 08

    Basic Aquarium Cabinet Frame Plan

    Basic DIY Aquarium Stand Frame. Graphics by Stan Hauter

    Tired of the off-the-wall aquarium cabinets? You can make the tank cabinet of your dreams. It all starts with the basic cabinet frame. Plans and assembly instructions for an aquarium cabinet frame made of common 2"X4" lumber, easily modified to hold any aquarium. Finish with any material you wish to match your decor if you pick the right wood stain or paint. You can build this custom aquarium cabinet in an afternoon for very little money.

  • 03 of 08

    Constructed DIY Do It Yourself Aquarium Cabinet Stand Hood Photos

    DIY Aquarium Cabinet. Jordy (Jim Dusenberry)

    For the do-it-yourself aficionados, these photos of individual and matching combination DIY aquarium stands, cabinets, and hoods/canopies that aquarists have built using a variety of materials is a great source to get design and style ideas when deciding to make your own stand, cabinet, and hood.

  • 04 of 08

    DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet Graphics

    DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Graphic
    DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet - Graphic. Stan & Debbie Hauter

    Here are the graphics for the DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet plans. The graphics give a good view of how the aquarium cabinet will come together. The graphics package includes a cut out plan to help utilize the oak plywood in the most economic manner.

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  • 05 of 08

    DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet

    DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet. Stan Hauter

    Complete plans for a DIY Oak Aquarium Cabinet, including material and tool lists, photos and graphics. This cabinet looks terrific and is not difficult to build. While the description calls for oak plywood to be used, any material will work just as well. When looking for the plywood you want, try to find wood with a good grain pattern, then pick a stain to make it look like you want it to.

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    Easy, Inexpensive DIY Aquarium Stand Project

    DIY Aquarium Stand Assembly Diagram. by Stan and Debbie Hauter

    Are you looking for a stand to put your aquarium on that doesn't cost and arm and a leg? It's easy to make this inexpensive wood and cinder block stand we designed and built to hold one of the many 48" x 16" DIY 55 glass aquariums we have built over the years. This stand is both sturdy and economical. Preparation time is short, assembly only taking a few minutes, it can be constructed to fit just about any aquarium, and it's a do-it-yourself project that most anyone can do. Here's how.

  • 07 of 08

    Organize Your Aquarium Cabinet

    Aquarium Cabinet - Before
    Aquarium Cabinet - Before. Stan Hauter

    Here is an inexpensive (next to nothing) method to organize all your "stuff" under your aquarium, making it easier to quickly find what you need when you need it. The materials needed for this are probably laying around your house.

  • 08 of 08

    DIY Multiple Tank Racks

    Multiple Tank Stand
    Multiple Tank Stand. Stan & Debbie Hauter

    Here are plans and instructions for building a DIY Multiple Tank rack. Fast, easy and sturdy method to house a number of aquariums in a small space. This rack is easy to build with very few tools needed and can be constructed in less than an hour.