Introduction: Floor Model TV Stand on Wheels
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!