Introduction: Knex TV Stand

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We had put our big 32 "TV in storage and we wanted to get it out again. But we didn't have a TV stand to put it on. Solution? Knex!

The result is a really strong, 27 1/2" by 15" by 22 1/4" TV stand that (besides the TV of coarse) can hold; three speakers, one dvd player (If I had one), and one audio unit. As I said before, it's strong. Each shelf can hold up to 50 pounds (pics 10&11) with the top being able to hold up to 80 pounds before it starts to sag (pics 12-15). I even stood on it and I'm 150, and it still didn't break! That's because the pattern I used to build it (in my opinion) is the strongest way to build a knex structure. I also made surround sound speaker holders (pics 36-41).

Anyway, I took a lot of up close pictures for those of you who want to build it, or copy the pattern. Also, this is a temporary project. I plan on building a pallet TV stand as soon as possible because I want my Knex back }:-( So stay tuned for that.

If you like my project please vote for me. Thank you. Enjoy.



www139 (author)2016-09-11

(first pic) Oh yeah! By the way, is that windows media player (i.e. it's a windows PC hooked up to that display)?

Really cool! You a Despicable Me fan?

Thanks. I am. The first movie is the best.

Yes I agree. The seccond one was good, but the first was the BEST animated movie I have ever seen.

Really?!?! Despite all the other movies from Pixar? My fav is Monsters Inc. :-)

Yup. I have never been a huge fan of Pixar movies. My top three favorite animated movies would be (I sound REALLY, REALLY , REALLY immature for saying this): 1) Despicable Me, 2) Up, and 3) either Hoodwinked or Megamind...

Yeah, they are all pretty good except Hoodwinked and Megamind - I haven't seen them yet. I quite like the new Monsters University though.

You got some good taste! Do you like WALL-E by any chance? ;-)

KneXtreme (author)hunter9992014-03-04

Love Wall-E. Generally, Pixar does a pretty good job with they're movies. You have to see Megamind, It's one of the funniest annimated movies ever.

hunter999 (author)KneXtreme2014-03-05

Yeah! WALL-E has a great plot, and yes I agree that Pixar does a good job :-). I will have to see Megamind for sure then!! :D

KneXtreme (author)hunter9992014-03-05

Enjoy Megamind :) By the way, have you seen The Lego Movie yet?

XD (I know this commnet was not adressed to me) No, but I want to see it really, really , really bad. Is it any good?

That's why I was asking, I haven't seen it yet. My brother and I are dying to see it.

www139 (author)KneXtreme2015-08-22

it's good (I bet you've already seen it though...)

www139 (author)hunter9992014-08-18


I saw it last night! It was hilarious! It kept me laughing through the whole movie :) The animation was pretty cool too. Warning! The theme song is incredibly catchy. You'll be singing it for days.

Yeah, by putting that movie out Lego practically admitted their small 90 pc $30 set could only build things from the intructions.

Pretty much.

♪♪ Everything is awesome...♪♪

Sounds good, I can't wait to see it!

hunter999 (author)KneXtreme2014-03-07

I have not seen it yet, but I am going to next week :D I'll give my thought next week on it. :-)

KneXtreme (author)hunter9992014-03-08

I saw it last night! It was hilarious! It kept me laughing through the whole movie :) The animation was pretty cool too. Warning! The theme song is incredibly catchy. You'll be singing it for days.

Megamind is pretty great.

I assume you are too. :D XD

XD, LOVE that GIF.

Haha! Don't we all XD

~KnexBuild~ (author)2014-04-01

Wow, that looks very sturdy.

KneXtreme (author)~KnexBuild~2014-04-04

It is.

www139 (author)2014-04-03

Hi knextreme I made a social network and I would like to share it with you. Right now I'm on a cell phone but when I get a chance to go on a computer I will send you a link along with the master password. Keep in mind that it only doesn't work with atat connections. Hope you like it!

knexinventions 49 (author)2014-03-20

You have a cat?

I actually have 4.

What did you do to make them stop meowing for food at 1:00?

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

www139 (author)2014-03-01

that wouldn't work for our tv because it's a really old one.

It's from like 1999 so it's like five feet thick!!!!!

hunter999 (author)www1392014-03-01

Really?!?! Wow! lol

www139 (author)hunter9992014-03-06

it's nice!

hunter999 (author)www1392014-03-07

Haha, I have no doubt it isn't

KneXtreme (author)www1392014-03-02

Yah, we have an old one too. It's like a big cube.

www139 (author)KneXtreme2014-03-06

I'm not alone!!!!

knex2max (author)2014-03-03

Are you kidding me?!? That Soooo is awesome!! How long did that take you to make?

KneXtreme (author)knex2max2014-03-04

Thanks! A couple months on and off.

knex2max (author)KneXtreme2014-03-04

wow! That might have taking me a couple years to build!! :):) your awesome!!!!!

KneXtreme (author)knex2max2014-03-04

Thanks! It wasn't that hard, just really boring.

knex2max (author)KneXtreme2014-03-04

But that's really cool!!

nerfrocketeer (author)2014-02-24

I was hoping someone would build this at some point. Oh, and by the way, I have another idea for you that would also be very useful for people.

KneXtreme (author)nerfrocketeer2014-02-25

Cool. What's your idea?

nerfrocketeer (author)KneXtreme2014-02-25

Build a sort of kitchen cabinet setup to house videos and games in! I dunno if it's been done before or not, but that's my idea.

KneXtreme (author)nerfrocketeer2014-02-26

Cool. I'll consider it.

hunter999 (author)2014-02-24

Nice!! My K'nex Table (look on my page) can hold up to 386 pounds and probably more - I haven't tried, but that was way smaller.

You did an awesome job :-) Well done (this should get featured, hopefully)

I'll vote as soon as its accepted! ;-)

KneXtreme (author)hunter9992014-02-25

Thanks. Oh yah, I remember yours. I forgot how solid it was. Unique design.

It's too bad it didn't get featured :( Anyway, Thanks for the vote. I think it would be cool if instructables told you how many votes your project has received.

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