This Guy Just Built The Most Beautiful TV Wall For Under $200

TV stands work well to hold your electronics, but most of them aren’t really nice to look at.

My TV sits on top of my dresser, but I’ve always wished that I had the time to build an awesome wall mount instead. While that definitely isn’t going down anytime soon because of my epic laziness, this guy made it happen without even spending a ton of money.

Imgur user cwdobbins took the idea behind floating beds and used it to craft a seriously cool wall mount in his living room. The best part is that he did it all for under $200!

This space was transformed into entertainment heaven after he was through with it!

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First, he bolted a piece of wood to the wall, creating a French cleat that would safely support the combined weight of the floating wall and TV.

Then he hammered and welded a steel frame together out of angle iron.

He wanted a cool backlight, so he installed LED strips onto the frame.

Next, he cut some wood boards to size and sanded them before staining each piece.

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After applying some polyurethane finish, he got to work on screwing the boards into the frame.

When all the boards were attached, it was finally time to hang this beauty up.

It was too heavy for him to lift on his own, but his transmission jack turned out to be perfect for the job.

In order to keep his TV’s electronic accessories off of the floor, he welded more angle iron into the shape of a box.

Then he created a smaller mount for the case that would be directly attached to the wall.

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Lag bolts assured that it would be nice and sturdy.

Then came the fun part — finally mounting the TV!

The only thing left to do was complete the electronics case, so the crafter cut shelving boards to enclose the box.

And for the front door of the box, he installed some hinges.

After staining all the pieces, he screwed that bad boy into the mount.

After plugging everything in, he was good to go!

Not only does he have an amazing TV wall now, but his living room looks so much classier!

I am so completely jealous of him.

Something tells me that cwdobbins is going to have a lot of trouble ever leaving that room. If you’re dying for your own floating TV wall, you can find the full instructions here.

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17 Reasons Cardiff Is The Perfect Hen Do Location

It will probably beat the wedding, to be honest.

1. It’s very easy to get to.

There are plenty of train links from all over the UK, plus the Megabus from cities including Swansea, London and Manchester. Just don’t forget the bridge toll if you’re driving – it’s now £6.50!

2. Once you arrive, you’ll find LOADS of pubs within metres of the station.

St Mary Street is home to more bars than you can shake a willy-shaped straw at. Because it never hurts to start the party early, right? The Prince of Wales opens at 7am, and has a lovely ceiling.

3. And you won’t be left weeping at the price of booze.

Prepare to have change from a tenner when you buy a bottle of wine. Now you’re talking, boyo.

4. Activities? There are loads to choose from, including white water rafting.

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Let your hens have a proper bonding experience as they cling on for dear life through Cardiff Bay’s white water rafting course.

5. Paintballing.

Getting pelted with paint is so much fun. Honest.

6. And dressing up as a daffodil to play in the Welsh Games.

From Sheep Rodeo to Pit Pony Tug ‘O’ War, this nine game competition is as ridiculous and brilliant as you could ever hope for.

7. You can even hire a freaking boat.

Basically the same as being in the Greek Islands, except with paler men and a far higher likelihood of needing a jumper.

8. Fancy something more sedate? Try the gorgeous spa at St David’s Hotel.

The Marine Spa features a heated pool overlooking the bay, a jacuzzi, sauna and lots of lovely treatments. Basically, it’s lush.

9. Or unleash your inner Picasso by painting a teapot.

You can paint a variety of ceramics at Dotty Pots. Oh, and you can bring your own bottle to ease along the creative process. Enough said.

10. When it comes to your evening meal, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Forget about any thoughts of a wedding dress diet, and get your chops round as many of the 18 Things Everyone Must Eat In Cardiff as possible.

11. There’s plenty of accommodation within crawling distance of the town centre.

Whether you want to keep it budget at Cardiff’s two central Travelodges, or swank it up at The Hilton, there’ll be something to suit your needs.

12. You will be absolutely spoilt for choice with bars to spend your evening in.

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Ten Mill Lane is a popular choice, and offers cocktail masterclasses.

13. From caterwauling your way through karaoke at Tiger Tiger.

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Sing your heart out, bust some moves, and probably bump into at least eight stag dos while you’re at it.

14. To getting your shoes stuck to the floor at Metros.

Prefer your rock to your R’n’B? Metros is the place for you. Plus, if you make until the end of the night, they give out free toast.

15. And believe us, no one will bat an eyelid at your hen do shenanigans.

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If anything, they’ll salute you as you attempt to do a handstand on the bar after one too many cheap bottles of wine. Very supportive people, the Welsh.

16. The array of chips available is just beyond compare.

Chippy Lane is literally A WHOLE LANE DEDICATED TO CHIPS. We know where you’ll be ending your night…

17. And you can even pay £500 for a city centre billboard to welcome the bride to her hen do.

No, seriously, that’s what one lucky lady’s friends did.

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