Published on January 25th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


DIY TV Riser

Materials: NORTORRP shelves, CAPITA legs

Description: Needed to raise my TV about 6-8″ and did tons of research online and it seems most home theatre guys make their own out of MDF. Since I’m not very handy, I decided to try to look for an IKEA solution. I got some inspiration from how other people made monitor stands out of shelving and legs so off I went.

I used Ikea’s NORRTORP shelving since it is solid pine (the EKBY JARPEN was my second choice, but it is particle board), and 6″ CAPITA legs. With the shelving and legs, the TV was raised 7″. The total cost was $70, but the NORRTORP set comes with another shelf so I can use that for another project.

I temporarily fastened a second set of legs in anticipation of getting a new center channel speaker to place under the TV. This way I can rearrange the legs later to make sure the legs don’t get in the way.

See more of the DIY TV riser.

~ Kevin

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Jules Yap

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4 Responses to DIY TV Riser

  1. Anonymous says:

    how big is your tv? was thinking of doing this myself but was concerned that it would not support the weight of 55″

  2. eeburrah says:

    hi, i submitted a similar idea last summer and it never made it on here:

  3. MyFuZZyButtZ says:

    Hey ‘Anonymous’ read the last paragraph for your answer.

    This is alright, but you’re covering up what appears to be a pretty cool rock fireplace! Well, maybe it’s really goobered up or something, and you don’t want to deal with it. Yeah, you can only watch a live fire for so long anyway, and you have to sit on top of it to get warm because of the updraft. Ah, anyway, nice thinking!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering why the other legs had tape on them. Overall I like it because it’s simple

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