Re: How to build a stand for a 55 gallon aquarium?????
A distributed load of 500# isn't that much. Think two large men sitting on it. Decent ordinary solid wood construction would be fine (maybe with a plywood top to better handle humidity?) Make sure the stretchers under the top are pretty solid, and use a strong wood like oak. No problem. Something like this would be nice, although quartersawn oak is prettier.
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