I am looking for plans for a plasma TV stand. My goal is something
that simulates wall mounting but keeping the tv toward the back of the
stand and raises it up on some tubular steel.
Something like this
Does anyone have plans for something similar?
It looks like you have your plans already, right in that picture. I have no
idea how a plasma tv mounts to something (keyholes for bolts?), but it seems
you could easily make a stand like that with some vertical wood pieces to
which you mount bolts for the TV to hang on. Do you really need plans for
It is very true I don't really need plans for this stand. In reality I
think I was more looking for pictures/designs of similar stands more then
plans for that exact stand. I will looking to get some ideas from other
stands before building this one. This was the only stand that I found that
was set up to raise the tv at the rear end of the stand. I was wondering
if anyone else had ideas for a stand that is similar in the fact that it
mounts the tv toward the rear of the stand but was differnt from the stand
at that site.
It is more that I spent a bunch money on a nice table saw and fence system
and I want to use it for something other then to make door jam extensions
for my 8 inch door jams in my crazy house.
Plus I though $700 or whatever it cost is a lot for 5 peices of veneered
If you looked at the assembly instructions, you'd see a pretty good set of plans.
Dimensions are absent, but that should be the fun part.
Also, the main standards are listed as "metal", not wood.
I had thought of mounting it on the wall. However I have a few issues. 1.
I still gotta put the a/v gear somewhere. 2. The wall that I would want to
mount it on it a outside wall in a 100 year old house that is drywall over
plaster over lath on a wall that has horizontal bracing for the fireescape
that sits outside. It would be very hard to if not impossible to fish the
wires without distroying this wall. 3. The TV should be at eye height. The
wall that I want to put the tv on has two windows and I would be putting it
between the windows. For it to look right on the wall you want to center
the tv height wise between the top and the bottom of the window. However
eye height when sitting on the couch is way closer to bottom of the window.
If I were to mount it on the wall at this height it would look really weird
in the room even though that is the proper height. 4. Lastely and most
importantly I want to start using my wood tools for something good and I
would enjoy the project even if I decide I want to wall mount the tv later.
Sounds like you need a custom stand. I think I'd consider buying the
brackets and doing the rest myself.
I'm in the middle of designing a stand for a new HDTV myself. I can buy one
cheaper that I can make it, but it is just another store bought collection
of MDF panels. In my case, the stand will be 20" high and just hold the TV,
but there is a vertical rack next to it for all the other components. Right
now I'm using the stand from the old TV and it has casters on it, as does
the rack. I find this to be very convenient so I can get to the rear panels
Sit down in from of the wall with a paper and pencil and the design will
come to you.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich) wrote in message
Perhaps not what you had in mind but something to consider -
Featured on a recent Discovery UK woodworking series.
noel dot hegan at virgin dot net
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