How to Raise a Flat Screen TV

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you have a flat screen TV, you can probably raise it without buying a special mount or even moving furniture. Just be sure to use a step stool or ladder, and always have someone helping you when lifting heavy objects. You’ll also want to clear the path ahead of time so you don’t trip over cords or anything else.

First, you’ll need to unhook the TV. Make sure to pull all the power cables, and don’t forget the video game or movie player cords as well. Once everything is disconnected, you’ll need to protect the screen and take it down from the wall. It’s a good idea to have a few rags on hand to wipe away any dust.

Once you have the TV on the ground, check to see if there’s a place to attach a stand. If there’s not, you may be able to add a new base by drilling into the back of the TV (you might need to remove the screws). If you’re comfortable with carpentry you can also build your own stand. Just be sure to carefully measure the dimensions of your TV so you can create a base that fits it perfectly.

Generally speaking, you want the center of the TV to be about eye level when you’re seated. You can test this out by using a piece of painter’s tape to mark where your eyes rest while watching. This may be different for each room, depending on the height of your furniture and the ages of any children you have.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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