Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Broder Entertainment Center for Apartments
Materials: BRODER Shelving System, LACK Wall Shelves
Description: My apartment complex had strict rules of putting holes in the wall, yet I needed a way to mount my new TV. I came up with a way to create a floor-to-ceiling entertainment center without putting a single hole in the wall, ceiling, or floor.
I started with two BRODER posts with the height extension post and foot attachment on each foot. These were plumbed and then connected using two BRODER clothes rails.
Then I had a piece of plywood cut at my local home improvement store to a size that would fit in between the posts. I stained it black, and then drilled holes to use U-Bolts to mount the plywood to the clothes rails. The mount for the TV is bolted to the piece of plywood.
Here's a closeup of how the plywood mounts to the clothes rails, and the TV mount is bolted to the plywood.
I had a couple leftover LACK wall shelves from another room renovation and decided they would be perfect for long shelves across the front. I just used the regular BRODER shelf mounts and screwed them to the underside of the LACK shelves.
All the components fit on the shelf and I zip-tied the cables to run up the back of the posts and then to the TV. The basket holds the surge protector, and cable splitters. The mount is strong enough to allow me to swivel the TV in either direction for watching on the balcony or in the kitchen!
~ Taylor, Atlanta, GA