DiY Flexy TV Stand

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  1. Jamie Penland

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    Has anyone tried making a Flexy TV stand. I am thinking of building a Flexy Rack that will have 2-3 rows of shelves, but will be strong enough to hold my TV.

    Now for the time being I only have a 27" Sony Trinitron, but plan to buy a 50inch Samsung around christmas or so.

    I figure if you just beef up the stand it would hold a TV, but was curious if anyone has tried this themselves, or has any suggestions/ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. GrahamT

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    Yep, I built a 3 shelf flexi out of 3/4" birch ply with pine trim. It has held my 32" TV for about a year with no warping. I used three 5/8" threaded rod posts. Sorry, no pics[​IMG]
     
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    Hell, i made a flexy entertainment center:
    http://s94836280.onlinehome.us/room/rack.png :p)

    Though it does flex a tiny bit where the TV and amp are. I bet If i used pine and thicker peices it wouldn't flex.

    Also used 5/8" steel rod
     
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    Hey,
    I recently made a flexy rack with 3 shelves, it holds my 27 inch flatscreen toshiba and all my equipment...I used 5/8 inch steel rods and 3/4 inch MDF. I routerd the edges and painted it navy blue with a primer first. I used interior paint and it seems to be soft, You may want to try exterior. I also used oil primer. the paint was latex. Good luck, I have some photos but i'm not sure how to upload them...

    Jay
     
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    Well, you want to use an oil based primer for oil paints, and a latex primer for latex paints.

    Latex paints are fairly soft by nature. I would suggest an Alkyd Enamel paint (oil based). This will leave a very tough and durable finish that dries hard.
     
  7. Jamie Penland

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    Thanks for the ideas guys, now to figure out the exact design, i'll post some pics when it gets done.
     

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