Originally Posted by adamxatomic
I'd stick with 2x4 and MDF or some type of paneling to cover the sides and make the doors out of. Plywood warps pretty easy and can be a pain to nail down. Maybe for the top it's ok, but to cover anything, I wouldn't use it (again.) It has a rough surface that doesn't look that great when painted.
For the door hinges, you will want to use something else besides your basic hinges. Cabinet hinges like this one
are a little easier to work with and look a lot better. Plus they cost about the same.
One thing you don't want to do is over engineer your stand and have it weigh a lot more than it needs to. Here's my first stand that was WAY over engineered for just 2x20gal tanks. This one cost >$25 with paint.
Your stand looks awesome! Can you show me the blueprint of how its built? It looks very convenient to store a canister filter and air pump