Looking for an interesting way to mount your sleek HDTV? Decorating blog IKEA hacker features an ingenious mounting guide involving a simple, inexpensive pole from IKEA.
Using the pole and other parts from IKEA, the post details how to fabricate the rails that attach to the TV, drill the necessary holes in each rail to match the mounting holes on the back of the television, and all the rest of the nitty gritty required to attach your HDTV to a pole. The author finishes up by using an angle bracket from a clothes rail installation kit. For easier assembly, it's best to do it on the floor with the back side up. Then lift it into position and secure it.
The example above depicts a 32-inch HDTV. If you're concerned about stability, it may be wise to stick to a smaller TV upon attempting a project like this one — although the same IKEA pole works great as bike rack, so it seems like a relatively sturdy setup. (Just don't blame us if anything goes awry!)
Do you have any interesting uses or places where you've mounted your TV? If so, sound off in the comments below.
Hang your TV on a pole [IKEA Hacker]