The Easy Floating IKEA Stolmen HDTV Stand

The Easy Floating IKEA Stolmen HDTV Stand

Range Govindan
Feb 28, 2011

You can use IKEA Stolmens for many different purposes. They can be used as dressers, media centers, bookshelves, and other uses. If that's not enough, you can also hack them into many different things, including bike racks. What we like about this hack is how easy it is to get a fully functioning floating HDTV stand.

If the Stolmen entertainment center isn't for you and you just want to get an easy floating stand for your TV, then this might do the trick. When Victor Pham from Chicago needed a cool new way to mount his 55-inch HDTV, he decided that he wanted something that would be mounted flush against a wall. He couldn't drill any more holes into his walls and his place was limited in space, which is why he opted to hack an IKEA Stolmen to fit his needs.

Materials
-2 IKEA Stolmen posts
-2 IKEA clothes rails 43 ΒΌ"
-4 IKEA end fixtures
-1 Generic universal 32-60" HDTV mount
-4 rope binding hooks
-6 hexagon bolts with nuts and washers
-6 locking washers

IKEA no longer sells their Stolmen TV mount, so after doing some research, he decided on a low-tech solution, which wouldn't require much work or many tools. The basis of the stand includes the two Stolmen poles and two clothes rails from IKEA.

Two hooks were attached to the mounting brackets of the universal TV wall mount using a combination of bolts, washers, locking washers, and nuts. This was then attached to the HDTV using the screws from the wall mount. The hooks latch onto the clothes rails. He used four hooks to distribute the weight of the HDTV, making it securer.

Now that the HDTV is mounted, you can add a few extra bits to the Stolmen to house your components. This open shelf that is compatible with the Stolmen mounts could be mounted below the HDTV to store some components, like video game consoles, accessories, games, and audio equipment. It would also help hide all of the cables that are linked to the HDTV. The back of the shelf can serve as a way to hide them all away. If there are too many, then you can consider closing off the back to hide them all. The cables can also be run along the Stolmen poles. IKEA Dioder strips could also be placed behind the HDTV and/or behind the storage unit for ambient lighting.

(via Ikeahacker, images via Victor Pham)

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