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Published on December 12th, 2006 | by Jules IKEAHacker

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hang up your tv





james has this awesome idea for mounting your television set on float mode. also included are shelves for home theatre peripherals neatly tucked under. i love its clutter-free good looks and how amazingly space saving it is.

home theatre set display unit“since the wall i wanted to mount my tv to is only a 1″ drywall, it would not hold up my tv. therefore, i devised a way to use the ikea stolmen wardrobe system to hold my tv. very simple and an awesome way to remove the clutter of cables to/from the tv to peripherals.

lcd tv mountthe tv is a 32″ lcd tv and i used this peerless smart mount (pic). the rear plate of the mount is supposed to be attached to a wall but since my wall won’t support the weight of the tv, i chose to use the stolmen rails. the rear plate is attached to the two rails by 6 1/4″x2″ hex bolts. if you look at the picture of the tv mount, there are also two vertical pieces; those are screwed into the back of the
tv. then you just hook the two vertical rails to the rear plate. real simple, very sturdy, and looks great!”

taking a cue from here, you can easily build an entire home theatre display unit from the stolmen series. best thing is, simply add more shelves and poles if your set grows.

jacob’s version (updated 30 april 2008)

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13 Responses to hang up your tv

  1. Anonymous says:

    This looks really cool especially if you keep a close reign on cabling issues, however… I wanted to know if you get any neck strain looking up so high?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great! could you upload detailed photo where the rear plate and the rails are detached?

  3. Confused Monkey says:

    yep…

    so i went and bought

    2 stolmen posts
    6 1/4 x 2 bolts
    1 peerless wallmount

    I have stolmen end fittings, and such.

    Problem:

    How did you do this?!
    None of it fits. I started thinking that you drilled holes in the poles etc. So I decided to beg for pics and instructions. :-)

    Thanks in advance :-)

  4. Anonymous says:

    The post said, “i chose to use the stolmen rails. the rear plate is attached to the two rails by 6 1/4″x2″ hex bolts”.

    Now, according to Ikea’s site, there are clothes rails which are round and side/back rails for shelf which are flat. I would think the side/back rail was what they used.

    Hopefully that helps you.

    Here’s a link to them:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/rooms/laundry/11467/

  5. Anonymous says:

    The OP really needs to come back and clarify the method used for attaching the rear mount plate to the “rails.”

    The January 23 comment suggests that the “side/back rails for shelf” could be used, but really it’s just a wood attachment for the shelf (it can’t even be attached to the poles, only to a shelf, which attaches to the poles).

    The only “rails” for the Stolmen system are the clothes rails, and it’s not at all obvious how you would go about bolting the rear mount plate to the clothes rails.

    Help us out here!

  6. Anonymous says:

    nice idea but the execution needs some more effort.

  7. Anonymous says:

    The place where you put your amp etc… is that an old fireplace? I’m sorry but I think it all looks really tacky and it should be illegal to abuse a fireplace like that :-) My advice is to find a different spot. Why not drill oversized holes in your wall… fill them with PL400(swedish product so you would have to find something like it) and plugs… when it has hardened you are good to mount!

  8. Anonymous says:

    I think i just figured out a good way to do this using the Stolmen post and the Peerless mount. If you look at the Peerless kit it is two vertical mounts and then a large tray on which they hang. The mounting holes on the tray all lie in the vertical plain whereas the Stolmen pole connectors mount in the horizontal. That is the essence of the problem.

    My solution is to dump the tray and buy the L shaped perforated steel pieces that are used to hang things like roll-top garage doors and garage door openers. I will hacksaw two pieces to my chosen width between poles and attach the horizontal piece of the L on each end to a Stolmen connector and make sure the vertical piece of the L is outfront and upturned so I can hang the Peerless mounts on to it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    can someone not just take a picture of the back of theres to show how it was done?

    thanks

  10. Pookeye says:

    so does anyone have a picture on how the mount was put on the poles?

  11. Anonymous says:

    U bolts perhaps, with the nut ends towards the panel?

  12. Anonymous says:

    How is it attached to the pole?

  13. Hugh says:

    Maybe the OP did this:

    1. Get 2 x Stolmen posts and 2 x Stolmen clothes rails.
    2. Fasten the clothes rails to the horizontal Peerless part (by drilling straight into the rail?).
    3. Secure the rails to the posts using hex bolts.

    I think step 2 might be unnecessary — if your heavy TV is bolted to the vertical brackets, and those vertical brackets are in turn held fast on the horizontal bracket by gravity, your TV isn’t going anywhere.

    I hope to try this hack out when we get around to redoing our unit.

    Cheers,
    -Hugh

  14. James says:

    hi everyone.

    This is the OP. Wow, 5 years later and this hack is still getting some attention!

    Anyhow, many asked how the Peerless mount was attached to the clothes rails. I was trying to find different solutions, including U bolts, but i wasn’t able to find the right size. so i straight up drilled through the horizontal clothes rails and bolted the rear panel of the TV mount to those horizontal clothes rails.

    I wish I had photos of the rear to show you all, but I moved out of that apartment about a year later and moved far away and ditched all that hardware. I was so sad! The only thing I would have done differently was drill holes into the vertical poles to feed the various A/V cables into.

    Cheers, everyone. Happy hacking!

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