Cripples Bedroom Floating Wall

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  1. Cripple

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    Hi Guys.

    I have desperately wanted to re-do my room for years. Well i've finally started and i plan to build a floating wall with my TV.

    Right, so here is what my tv set up looks like so far (pretty crap). Sorry for the awful images. I have an iphone lol.

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    I already have my 37" Toshiba as you can see. I have a black leather 2 seater recliner sofa on order, a new bed, and a new set of chest of drawers.

    So far I have moved everything out and removed the embarrasing border lol. I have decided my TV is going up on a plasterboard wall with this mount: TOSHIBA 23"-37" TILT TV WALL MOUNT BRACKET BLACK on eBay, also, Plasma LCD Mounts, TV Accessories, Consumer Electronics (end time 08-Feb-09 22:08:35 GMT)

    Does it look ok?

    I haven't decided what TV unit i'm going to have yet.

    I hope this gets more interesting as we go along lol.

    Cheers.

    Cripple.
     
  2. Greg Zepplin

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    Hi mate

    Good call on removing the border! :smashin:

    I've just ordered this wall mount after looking around here, it mounts only 2cm from the wall which should keep it nice and flush; they also do a tilting version for three quid more.

    If you like I'll let you know if it's any good once it arrives.
     
  3. Cripple

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    UPDATE!

    First of all I apologise for the completely awful pics, as I explained in my first post, I have an iPhone and my digi camera is packed away.

    Right, straight to business, we (near enough) stripped the room and started to prep for paint:

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    Then my screen mount arrived:

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    Then we started making the wall nice and secure for the mount. Bear in mind this is a plasterboard wall that for some reason only has 1 upright wooden stud (which we did not use).

    We put lots and lots of raw plugs in:

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    We then built a simple weight-spreading thingy and mounted the bracket to it:

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    TEST FIT!!

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    Now, I know there is a massive gap here, but I wasn't going for the whole close to the wall thing so:

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    We then put the MDF up:

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    And here it is:

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    Just needs a lick of paint and its finished.

    I also noticed that people took some shots of HD movies so I thought i'd see how my iPhone gets on with that... turns out not very well, but I thought i'd post it anyway...

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    So yeah, there we have it... It was a very quick and budget build but will look a lot better when i get the rest of the furniture in, have painted it, and found my camera lol.

    Cheers.

    Cripple.
     

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