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Pole Mounted Entertainment Center Keeps Walls Hole Free

If you’re not able to punch a bunch of holes in your apartment walls to run cable and mount your HDTV, this pole-mounted setup organizes all your gear and leaves your walls hole free.

IKEAHacker reader Chief wanted to mount his HDTV but he didn’t want to incur the wrath of his landlord by busting up the wall. He solved the dilemma by using poles and shelves from the IKEA Stoleman system combined with hacked together mount for his HDTV into a full home theater stand. We like very thing about this save for one thing; we’re not particularly sold on using the setup to hide a radiator on the wall–it seems like using your expensive electronics gear to hide a big hot radiator is a recipe for shortening component life.

Hit up the link below for more pictures.

Stolmen Plasma TV & Gadget Mount [IKEAHackers]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/2/12

Comments (6)

  1. AngryK9

    Very slick. I like it.

  2. r

    wow…very ugly !

  3. Aurora900

    The board between the radiator and the gear probably helps a bit… but yeah… definitely not where I would choose to install my nice equipment.

    All in all, its a cool idea, but you can buy stuff in the store that accomplishes the same goal, right off the shelf. Any store that has TV stands likely also has stands that can mount a flat screen TV… Even walmart has them.

  4. brent stansbury

    @R I totally agree! looks like something you’d find in a dorm room, tacky for the common folk I think!

  5. facemelt

    Hah, at first glance I thought the link said stolen plasma TV instead of Stolmen. I need to learn to read.

  6. zoro (the gay blade)

    Oh yea,…”Chicks Who Love Guns”. This dude obviously has class.

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