Floor Model TV Stand on Wheels

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About: IT-professional by day, DIY hobbyist (among other things) on my free time. I always have one or more projects going on. Usually something to do with home improvement or a tech project or a combination of the...

Intro: 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)
  • Paint

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!

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Pa1963

2 years ago

A shelf for dvd player would be nice I think. Good job!

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seamster

2 years ago

Very nice, I like this idea a lot!

Any concern with it tipping? I wonder if a bit of added weight to the base would help in case it's rolled over a cord, or bumped too hard. Just thoughts . . . :)

This is a great idea!

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ehsmaesseamster

Reply 2 years ago

Actually, no, not much worry about tipping. That being said, it is not a cross country vehicle. Rolling it across cables, socks and other household obstacles should be done with care. This TV will allways be somewhere close to a wall so there is not much risk of bumping into it. Had it been in the middle of the floor with people moving around, I would have put a bigger base on it and probably strapped a couple of bricks underneath.