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post #1261 of 1408 Old 04-21-2011, 11:45 PM
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Your eye level should be at about the center of the screen--So 15" or 16" is not out of the question.

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Hey guys,

Long time reader at the forums, but first or second time poster. Just a quick technical question: if my TV is 46" and my eye level is about 3' off the ground, how tall should my stand be? I did a brief measurement today and came up with a possible 15" or 16", but those numbers seemed low to me - especially since some people have their TVs quite high.

I guess my question is - is there a standard or is it entirely preferential?

Need more information: Does the TV have a stand? How big is the bezel? Ideally, you want your "eyes" about 1/3 of the way to 1/2 way up the screen.

So, with stand and bezel, your 46" TV is probably about 33" tall (screen itself is 23" tall). If your "eyes" are 36" off the ground (I'd double check that), you'd want the center of the display at about that same 36" mark. This would mean a stand height of about 14.5". 14.5 (stand) + 10 (base, bottom bezel) + 11.5 (1/2 screen height) = 36.


Now, is it preferential? I guess, but it shouldn't be unless there's no other option. Do you want to have your head tilted up the whole time you're watching a movie?



PS. I have my 65" display on an 18" stand.

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Need more information: Does the TV have a stand? How big is the bezel? Ideally, you want your "eyes" about 1/3 of the way to 1/2 way up the screen.

So, with stand and bezel, your 46" TV is probably about 33" tall (screen itself is 23" tall). If your "eyes" are 36" off the ground (I'd double check that), you'd want the center of the display at about that same 36" mark. This would mean a stand height of about 14.5". 14.5 (stand) + 10 (base, bottom bezel) + 11.5 (1/2 screen height) = 36.


Now, is it preferential? I guess, but it shouldn't be unless there's no other option. Do you want to have your head tilted up the whole time you're watching a movie?



PS. I have my 65" display on an 18" stand.

That's really helpful, thanks!
The dimensions are as follows: Dimensions (Approx.) : 44 3/8 x 28 1/8 x 11 1/8" (1127 x 713 x 281mm) with pedestal

Without the pedestal, the TV is only a couple inches shorter according to Sony at about 26".

I took that straight from the Sony website - I don't have my TV with me. It's in my new apartment at the moment; I'm at home visiting for a bit over a week. I transitioned everything over there, but don't have a stand and can't afford to purchase one so this seemed to be the best bet. I'm hoping to be able to bring the stand when I head back to the apartment.

Given those dimensions, my 50" wide idea might have been a bit much. Maybe 45"?
It's height is just over 28", given the provided measurement. It's 11" inches deep as well because of the stand, and I was figuring on making it probably a foot. Maybe deeper, once I see how deep the receiver or PS3 are.
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A lot of great information here. I was thinking about building my own stand since I can't find a suitable stand for Atlantic Technology 8200e Center Channel and my 58" Flatscreen TH-58PZ750U. Eye level is about 3.5'. The Center channel is 28.5"W x 16"H x 13"inD @ 55lbs. While the TV is 36.1"H x 57.3"W x 5.7"D 170lbs. Anyone have a recommendation on stand height?
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Actually, with the pedestal your TV is just over 38" high, and the center of the display is at the 20" mark (1/2 of 36" + 2" pedestal).

So, you want that center mark to be at eye level, which is 3.5' (41").

41 - 20 = 21

Your ideal height would be 21"

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This is one of the best threads, if not THE best thread, at the AVS forums.

So positive and upbeat with people sharing ideas and providing support to each other.

(unlike some threads where everything becomes a p'ing contest)

I fell over it by doing a google search on 'build tv stand'; I am so glad I found it.

I am almost ready to build one of my own...
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This is one of the best threads, if not THE best thread, at the AVS forums.

So positive and upbeat with people sharing ideas and providing support to each other.

(unlike some threads where everything becomes a p'ing contest)

I fell over it by doing a google search on 'build tv stand'; I am so glad I found it.

I am almost ready to build one of my own...

Keep us posted...

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I made my own kinect tv stand with a video tape cover and blu-tac

is it ok???
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I made my own kinect tv stand with a video tape cover and blu-tac

is it ok???
LOL!

Well, that's a stand on a TV, not a TV on a stand. What do you have on that thing, and how much does it weigh?

Pretty clever, though. Doubles as a cable chase.

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Nice work. Does the smart power board turn on the other components when you turn on the amp? Got any links for info or sources?


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Nice work. Does the smart power board turn on the other components when you turn on the amp? Got any links for info or sources?


Sure does, thats why I got it, when I turn the amp on the board turns on the cd/dvr/sub and fan (Antec tricool on low setting wired upto an old 5v phone charger) that helps cool my amp, I'm in the tropics, Cairns Australia to be exact.

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6828/p1020673e.jpg

http://www.ji.com.au/products/PT9778/

Look here for Cocoboo, and you can see my whole set-up,

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...t=1324450&p=23

Hope that helps
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here is a pic of a stand/mount i'm working on. gotta get the wood and chop it up. i think the design should make for a plenty sturdy support panel for my pk550() and any larger TV i get in the future.

what do you guys/gals think...??
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What are you planning to build out of? Structurally speaking, if those are studs, it looks pretty sturdy...are you going to be able to mount it against the wall? Besides that, my biggest concern would be warping. I've had studs bow/twist a little. Not usually a big deal for a wall if you do it right, but if it is a free-standing, and those are studs, on TV mount, it might be noticeable.
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not sure what type but it will be plywood (birch maybe) and 2x4 studs doubled for the 3 in the middle. the studs will be sandwiched between 3/4" ply and also the sides will be covered with ply so the studs will not show on any edge. i removed the backing in the pic to show what the insides will look like.

it will be a freestanding support panel but wil be anchored onto the lower tv stand portion. i figure if i use enough bracing between studs and some wood glue/nails/screws where needed things should turn out pretty good. i figured i could deal with the warping by doubling the straightest studs i can find and gluing/nailing them together (dont know much about the properties of wood so i may be wrong lol)

thanks for the feedback

edit: there will also be 2x2's on the bottom of the stand to provide foundation support (and a bit more height) under the lower shelves similar to how studs are placed inside a wall.

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Hi all,

figured this might be the best place to post this as i am trying to come up with a design that meets the following criteria:
- Whatever the design, a projection screen will be coming down in front, with the bottom of that screen's frame about 28"-30" from the ground (would like to leave doggie clearance for a pup to walk underneath, since the screen will be stretching almost across the width of the room).
- Unit is wide enough to support 50" plasma in the center and L/R speakers on the sides probably means 6-6.5ft wide
- ideally the speakers are as close to ~35-38" off the ground, which is about ear height.
- ideally the L/R/C speakers are as close to aligned as possible without the Center channel blocking the plasma. I wonder if anyone has some type of design that allows the center channel to lift up in front of the plasma when the plasma is not in use. manual is fine, electric lift not needed.
- unit can support 4-5 components plus a pioneer elite receiver, plus i suppose (depending on final design) the center channel speaker
- ideally closed design, ie side/rear panels plus doors in front

i want to keep this baby light weight and given the size im likely going to need, some aluminum framing looks like it would fit the bill from both a strength and weight perspective. would use some type of paneling around everywhere to close it up.

anyone have any thoughts/suggestions? i've been racking my brain about how to accomplish all these trade offs but havent come up with anything yet. any help would be most appreciated.

thanks!
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pls I neet some informations on the hjstory of T.V stand. I also need some guide as to materialsand tools, steps and processes involved in the construction of a metalic T.V stand.
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pls I neet some informations on the history of T.V stand. I also need some guide as to materials and tools, steps and processes involved in the construction of a metalic T.V stand.
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pls I neet some informations on the history of T.V stand. I also need some guide as to materials and tools, steps and processes involved in the construction of a metalic T.V stand.

You should read the whole thread first. You should find what you need in the posts and links...

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is there a step by step on how to build a pretty good tv stand? i read through several pages and i didnt find any tutorials just pictures,also how much do these tv stand cost after making them?
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is there a step by step on how to build a pretty good tv stand? i read through several pages and i didnt find any tutorials just pictures,also how much do these tv stand cost after making them?

There is a pretty decent write up of a media center in this months copy of "Wood" magazine. I get it on my iPad but it is also available in stores as well.
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Hey All,

I just found this thread and WOW I must say some of you have built some great stands and Entertainment Centers!

Last weekend I started on my own DIY entertainment center project it has been my first woodworking project ever I think it has turned out well so far. I was able to construct my base cabinets and give them a good prime. I plan to finish them up this weekend and start the install.

Here is a little background on my project:

I am going to be converting my closet into a built in Entertainment Center. Currently in the build stage but am planning on finishing the project over the next couple weeks.

The Entertainment center is going to be constructed of Cabinet Grade Birch plywood with a bead-board backing. I am going to use poplar for the facing and then trim it all out with some nice beaded trim so it looks built in (because I am converting a closet.

Now here is the good stuff I only took 1 pic last weekend after I finished because I didn't know about this thread but more will follow.

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I've been lurking this thread for a while now and always looked for an excuse to build a stand...now I have a toddler that just started walking and he decided he enjoyed turning off everything under my existing tv stand, thus the justification for the project. Most important design criteria is cabinet doors.

All major material purchased at a big box home improvement store. Case fans ordered from NewEgg. Drive out price on all items including a gallon of premium paint and "bomb proof" corner bracing is < $300. I used two full sheets of 4'x8' mdf on this project...and I really appreciate the big box stores that cut the pieces I need before I leave the store! This beast weighs in around 175 lbs!




I'm still amazed at the storage space size of the bottom drawer (28" wide x 24" deep x 8" tall. It weighs about 30 pounds and fits nicely on 18" slide rails and holds all my movies and game controllers and original remotes.


My secret compartment to hold wires and such...




Glass cut and mounted at a local glass shop for $20!


Scythe SY1225SL12L 120mm "Slipstream" Case Fans


Braced....LIKE A BOSS!


Holding up a JVC HD-56FN97 - The flash screwed up the image...Halo looks fantastic on this TV! You also see speakers from The Speaker Company (RIP)



Should have built a bigger drawer...
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Nice work there, Goodwad!

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Nice work there, Goodwad!

Thanks moonhawk!

After coming through on some "bomb proof" IKEA like box pyramid shelving in the kids rooms, AV Rack for my bedroom, AV rack in my weight room (seen in the pictures), bookshelf storage for our closet, the TV stand wasn't a hard to sell to the wife...considering I can build it stronger than I can buy it at a fraction of the costs (assuming my time is worth nothing).

It's one of those projects you're bitter about for a couple of weeks...but then you get over it!! Besides....I needed an excuse to buy a plunge router.

Good luck to all of you considering building a stand. You will make mistakes..but just roll with it. My biggest mistakes came with running a plunge router for the first time (like my cabinet doors, cabinet glass, and even the bezels around the glass are different sizes on both doors. You don't have all the details worked out in the beginning...I sure didn't....just build the frame and figure the rest out later. I used cheap material (MDF), but prettied it up with black paint and "chromed out" corner bracing.

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You're welcome!

You can see some of my projects if you search this thread, I believe.

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Hey All,

I just found this thread and WOW I must say some of you have built some great stands and Entertainment Centers!

Last weekend I started on my own DIY entertainment center project it has been my first woodworking project ever I think it has turned out well so far. I was able to construct my base cabinets and give them a good prime. I plan to finish them up this weekend and start the install.

Here is a little background on my project:

I am going to be converting my closet into a built in Entertainment Center. Currently in the build stage but am planning on finishing the project over the next couple weeks.

The Entertainment center is going to be constructed of Cabinet Grade Birch plywood with a bead-board backing. I am going to use poplar for the facing and then trim it all out with some nice beaded trim so it looks built in (because I am converting a closet.

Now here is the good stuff I only took 1 pic last weekend after I finished because I didn't know about this thread but more will follow.



Here is a little update to my project

Last weekend progress



This weekend progress, I just need 1 more coat of paint and it will be good to go.

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Here is a little update to my project

Last weekend progress

This weekend progress, I just need 1 more coat of paint and it will be good to go.

Looking good! How are you routing your cabling (for the TV area)?
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Looking good! How are you routing your cabling (for the TV area)?

I used a hole saw to put a hole in the top so I can feed the cords down is just hard to see in the picture because its white.
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All I can say is WOW!! You guys have some nice designs.

I am heading down this road, my wife and I have not found a stand that meets both of our needs.

So what software/program are you guys using to draw with?
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