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How to create a wooden mobile TV wall



In this blog, I am going to show you how to build a mobile TV wall for your home.

Skill level: Medium

Build time: 3 hours

Shopping List

Tools:


  • Saw: Ideally, you would use an electric mitre saw to cut the wood to size. However, if you don't have one, then a standard hand saw will do the trick, but be prepared to get those muscles working

  • Hammer

  • Screwdriver: A battery-operated or manual screwdriver or manual with a Phillip's head

  • Electric drill: Unless you have a battery-operated drill

  • 3mm wood drill bit

  • 7mm masonry drill bit

  • Tape measure

  • Pencil

  • Spirit level

  • Ratchet or spanner: For tightening up the screw bolts


Supplies:



  • Nails: One or two boxes of 1.5" oval heads

  • Screws:

> Wood screws: 12 x 4"

> Screw bolts: 4 x 2"

  • Wood: > Timber: 5 - 6ft x 3" x 2" > Roof battens: 12 - 6ft x 1.5" x 1" > Fence slats: 54 - 4ft x 3" x 1"

  • Hooks: 4 x hooks and 2 x raw plugs

  • Wheels: 2 x heavy-duty industrial cart wheels

Let's begin


I pre-cut the wood at the start of the build, to speed up the nailing process later, but you could do this as you go along. So using a mitre or hand saw, cut the following wood to the following sizes, to begin making the 6ft x 6ft TV wallboard:


Timber: 2 - 6ft x 3" x 2" (top and bottom of the outer frame)

Timber: 3 - 5ft 6" x 3" x 2" (left and right sides + middle bar)

Roof battens: 12 - 6ft x 1.5" x 1"

Fence slats: 54 - 4ft x 3" x 1"






Pro-tip: When buying wood, check it is straight by placing one end of your wood on the floor and then holding the other end up to your eye height. Now, look down the side of the wood to see if the wood is bowed (bending) along its length. Don't forget to turn the wood too, as each side may be bending. If the woods bowed, then