Really missing the 'Space here. I need some thoughts / suggestions.
My girlfriend and I found a great deal on an aquarium and stand but the stand needs some work. The coated particle-board “plate” at the top has severe water damage and we’re trying to determine the best fix. I’ve uploaded photos available at the link at the bottom of this post. The rest is in great condition so we’d like to salvage it if possible.
We’ve considered a couple of options:
- Sanding down the coating and water damage and recoating.
- Starting over with fresh MDF or or other wood and applying a waterproof coating after cutting it to the same dimensions, countersunk drilled holes, etc.
- Cutting a black acrylic top in a similar fashion like the previous option. Pricier but better water resistance.
We’re debating it if it’s worth the trouble, but both enjoy projects. Also without access to the facility and no home shop / equipment, I’m not sure how to proceed or if we should just buy a new stand.
A photo of the full stand (from catalog) for reference:
Here’s a link to the photos of the stand we bought and are considering fixing: