I started this floating TV stand project because I wanted to have a cool way to mount my newly purchased 55″ television.
The problem was that I live in a small apartment and I needed to save as much space as I could without putting more holes in my wall.
Seeing as how IKEA no longer sells their Stolmen TV mount, I went onto the internet for ideas, including this site, and I found pictures of other people’s project but they either had vague descriptions or required an excessive amount of work or materials (like a drill).
So that’s how I came up with this idea where I would use a hooking system that required only basic materials from IKEA, any hardware store, and a basic tool kit (which was also purchased at IKEA – i.e. no drilling needed!)
2 x Ikea Stolmen Posts
2 x Ikea Clothes Rail 43 1/4″
4 x Ikea End Fixtures
1 generic universal 32- 60″ LCD TV flush wall mount
The bracket-hook combination was then attached to my television using the screws included with the wall mount.
Measuring the distance from the top hook to the bottom hook, I was now able to make final adjustments to the clothes rail to match the same distance so that each rail would carry the same weight of the TV.
Once finally adjusted, the rails were screwed tight in place.
Once the rails, the poles, and brackets were all tightened into place, the TV was then carefully lifted and gently placed into position so that the top 2 hooks were latched onto the top rail and the bottom 2 hooks were latched onto the bottom rail.
The TV was centered by simply sliding it either left or right on the rails.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.