Introduction: TV Swivel Wall Mount


My roommate bought a TV wall mount, but didn't realize it was stationary, and didn't swivel. I came up with a very inexpensive way to attach it to the stucco kitchen wall, and included a small shelf for the DVD player an cable box. As you can see, all i really used were cut 2x4 pieces, several long Eye-bolts, and various blots, nuts, and washers. Under the bolt on the TV mount, you can see a washer and a thick rubber washer, which helps keep the TV stationary when moved to a different angle. The Eye-bolts have been hammered and pinched together, so the bolt doesn't slip through the opening.

The Eye-bolt is attached to the wall-board in a countersunk hole, and tightened on both sides with washers and bolts. I had to drill through the TV mount for the bolts that pass through the Eye-bolts. It's been awhile since I did this project, but I believe I used an aircraft nut on the end of the TV mount/Eye-bolt nut, so it won't loosen up over time, and allows the tension to be adjusted.

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sixway (author)2011-08-23

One more thing- I'm glad you voiced your concerns on this build's sturdiness factor, as I wouldn't want someone to try this with a heavy, and bulky, TV. In this application, and weight, it works quite well, and is very sturdy.

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Reffner (author)2011-08-23

Braver than I as well. I made a mount for my 50" flat screen and might have gone overboard with the welding, but I'm not gonna chance it falling off the wall. Might just be your pics but it doesn't look very sturdy.

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sixway (author)Reffner2011-08-23

I agree that this would not work for some of the larger, and heavier, flat screens out there. This particular flat screen is 24"-26" (can't quite remember) and is very light. Total weight for TV and the wall mount my roommate purchased is about 5-7lbs. The Eye-bolts are probably the weakest link in this build, but they are thick, and sturdy, and I believe they would hold at least twice the weight before sagging.

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Soksume (author)2011-08-22

clever idea braver than i

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sixway (author)Soksume2011-08-22

Not terribly difficult to do; just basic carpentry skills. It took more time to come up with the concept, and parts to use, than to make the mount!

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