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Wood Aquarium Cabinetry


Midwest Custom Aquarium has been building custom cabinetry from the start and will supply a quality set that is guaranteed to work perfectly with your new tank. From a basic set to the finest furniture, we can put together a set that will work seamlessly with your new aquarium and match your existing style or décor. You will not have to worry about coordinating details with a separate contractor such as clearance size, no bracing under overflow, holes to line up with bulkheads coming through the bottom of the tank, overhangs, etc. Getting your cabinetry from the same manufacturer reduces the chance of things not working with your tank.

While come companies offer just a couple standard styles, we are proficient with enough mediums and styles to be able to offer almost anything. Nothing is kept on the shelf; all are built custom, one at a time. Matching odd shapes and curvatures can be difficult or impossible for some cabinetry shops; having them built by the same place as the tank insures a perfect fit. All are built strong enough so you have peace of mind that it will not buckle under the stress of a heavy aquarium.

Stands seen from the front and sides are normally built with a removable brace on the back for installation of a large sump, trickle filter, etc. so you are not limited on the size of those items by the doors. Available finished or ready-to-finish, all cabinetry is high quality. We do not use any particle boards, melamines, pressboards or fiberboards; all construction is with high quality solid woods, veneer core plywoods, and veneered laminates that will withstand the test of time. They will not be sagging after a year and will not swell with moisture as cabinetry made from cheap materials often will. As with acrylic cabinetry, wooden cabinetry can also be laminated in plastic laminate to match any decor.

Cabinetry is finished to the customer’s taste. We prefer you send us the stain brand and color/number. Then we can go out and pick up the same thing. If ordering finished cabinetry, a high quality lacquer is sprayed on both inside and out for a durable, long lasting finish that is moisture resistant. We also paint for some of the more modern tastes. If finishing yourself, make sure that you seal the inside of the cabinetry as well as the outside. Larger cabinetry setups such as bookcases or wall unit installations are also available. Options for wood cabinetry are limitless; give us a call with your request.

A variety of examples can be found below with a brief description. If you want a quote or are ordering cabinetry and see something similar to what you want, please copy and paste one of the following pictures into an email. This will help us greatly in determining what you are looking for.


Stained black walnut cabinetry set for quarter cylinder. Middle of canopy flips up.
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Stained black walnut cabinetry set for quarter cylinder. Middle of canopy flips up.


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Deluxe cherry cabinetry set, with crown molding


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Deluxe flat panel cabinetry for bullnose shaped tank, cherry


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Deluxe oak stand with black stain


Basic cherry cabinetry set
Basic cherry cabinetry set


raised panel cherry cabinet door
Raised panel cherry cabinet door


Deluxe quartersawn oak cabinetry set
Deluxe quartersawn oak cabinetry set


Laminated cabinetry with cherry trimwork for oval tank
Laminated cabinetry with cherry trimwork for oval tank


Flat panel maple cabinetry for curved aquarium, unfinished
Flat panel maple cabinetry for curved aquarium, unfinished


Contemporary style maple cabinet set
Contemporary style maple cabinet set


Cherry cabinetry set with some custom details and vents
Cherry cabinetry set with some custom details and vents


Black walnut cabinetry set for octagonal shaped tank, clearcoated
Black walnut cabinetry set for octagonal shaped tank, clearcoated


Basic Oak Cabinetry Set
Basic Oak Cabinetry Set


Deluxe cherry cabinetry for peninsula setup.
Deluxe Cherry Peninsula Cabinetry
Deluxe Cherry Peninsula Cabinetry


Basic oak stand.
Basic Oak Stand
Basic Oak Stand


Deluxe cherry recurve cabinet set.
Deluxe Recurve Cabinet Set
Deluxe Recurve Cabinet Set


Detail of deluxe cherry recurve cabinetry.

Detail of Recurve Cabinetry


Gloss white painted contemporary cabinetry.
Contemporary Cabinet
Contemporary Cabinet


Deluxe cabinetry set in quartersawn oak.

Deluxe Cabinetry


Basic oak stand in whitewash (pickled) finish.
Basic Oak Stand in Whitewash
Basic Oak Stand in Whitewash


Pine slat style cabinetry for bowfront in black.
Pine Cabinetry with Bowfront
Pine Cabinetry with Bowfront


Premium deluxe cherry cabinetry for stepdown aquarium.
Premium Deluxe Cherry Cabinetry
Premium Deluxe Cherry Cabinetry


Veneered cherry for half cylinder.
Half Cylinder Cabinetry
Half Cylinder Cabinetry


Veneered maple cabinet set for quarter cylinder.
Quarter Cylinder Cabinetry
Quarter Cylinder Cabinetry


Archtop oak cabinetry, unfinished.

Archtop Oak Cabinetry


Oak cabinetry with flip-front canopy.

Cabinetry with flip-front Canopy


Half cylinder with cabinetry with plastic laminate.
Half Cylinder Cabinetry with laminate
Half Cylinder Cabinetry with laminate


Simple oak cabinetry for bowfront.

Cabinetry for Bowfront


Closeup of premium deluxe cherry canopy.

Premium Deluxe Cherry Canopy


Deluxe oak cabinet set.
Deluxe Oak Cabinetry
Deluxe Oak Cabinetry


Closeup of some deluxe cherry.
Deluxe Cherry Cabinet
Deluxe Cherry Cabinet


Slat style oak for bowfront.
Slat Style Oak
Slat Style Oak


Finished oak set with space behind tank for external overflows.
Finished Oak Cabinet
Finished Oak Cabinet


Framing up skeleton of recurve canopy.
Framing Recurve Canopy
Framing Recurve Canopy


Lowering cherry canopy for a test fit.
Test fitting Cherry Canopy
Test fitting Cherry Canopy


Hex Tank with Cherry Bookcase
Cherry bookcase unit installation with flat back hexagon aquarium
Hex Tank with Cherry Bookcase

#0495 “Premium cherry cabinetry with carved doors and flip-front canopy.”
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#0531 “Cherry cabinetry for 36” diameter cylinder”
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#0544  “Premium cherry set for 120”x36” rectangle with flip-front canopy”
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#1087 “Typical access to tank from a flip-front canopy”
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#0520  “Premium oak cabinetry with carved doors and upper drawer set”
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#0572 “Modern white stand”
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