My daughter is 12 and we just fixed her room up. She will probably move the furniture around and will want to reposition the TV. I don't want the walls to start looking like a Swiss cheese from drillholes for the TV mount. What to do? How about a TV bench? Nope - not enough space. Besides, the TV wouldn't be up high enough.
The solution - a TV floor stand (like the ones we have in the conference rooms at the office). My first instict was to go out an buy one. Unfortunately the commercially available products I found are all professional products intended for office use and as such have a very high price point.
How hard can it be to make one? Not hard at all! Read on to see how...
The design I came up with is actually an upside down shelf. The shelf is the base.
Step 1: What to Buy
All you need is cheap and readily available stuff from the hardware store:
- Long wood board for the neck
- Wood board for base
- Shelf rails for the neck
- Shelf consoles
- Furniture wheels
- TV mount (not in picture)
Step 2: Woodwork
- Saw the board off at desired height (how high do you want the TV?)
- Cut the rails to the same height
- Cut grooves for the consoles
- Saw the base to desired size
- Round the front edges of the base (toe saver)
Step 3: Assembly
- Mount wheels
- Screw one of the rails on to the back of the board (see picture)
- Clamp the other rail on to the back of the board (so that it can be adjusted)
- Add the consoles to the base
- Screw the consoles to the base
- Level the neck by adjusting the clamped rail
- Screw the second rail on before releasing the clamp
- Screw the TV-mount on
Step 4: Done!
Mount the TV - you are done!