If you’re looking for a way to make your television the centerpiece of your living room, or if you’ve always wanted to have a wall-mounted TV but didn’t want to cut into your walls and hassle with wiring, consider building a fake wall for TV. Fake walls are essentially frames that you can hang on the wall and later cover with drywall, paint or wallpaper, so they fit in with your home’s décor. They can be designed in any size, shape or height that you like. Follow these steps for building a fake wall for TV:
Step 1: Select a place to build your wall.
The first step is to select a place in your home where you want to build your faux wall. It’s important to consider the size of your TV and where it will go, as well as the size of the room where it will be located. You should also think about what kind of look you’re going for: if you have an open plan house then perhaps a corner unit would work better than one that stretches across an entire wall?
When considering placement, make sure there’s enough space between any existing furniture and walls so that cables can reach their destination without being obstructed by anything else.
Make sure that whoever will be living with or near the fake TV wall has input on its location too; this way they can help when things get tricky later on.
Step 2: Draw guide lines where you are going to attach the studs.
Now that you’ve tapped into your inner builder, it’s time to get down to business. It’s time to start drawing the guide lines where you will attach the studs.
To do this, use a pencil and draw straight lines from corner to corner on each wall of your room. This will be where the studs will go (you do remember what a stud is, right?). Now that you have drawn all four walls with their guide lines, it’s time for some measuring and math!
Measure each vertical line from floor to ceiling and record those numbers in inches or feet depending on how tall your room is. Then repeat this process with horizontal measurements taken across each floor plan square on each wall until all numbers are accounted for in feet/inches or meters/centimeters depending on your preference of measurement systems. Finally take note of which side of these measurements fall closest toward an imaginary middle point between two corners where a doorway could potentially exist; this determines which way up should face outwardly when installed later on – preferably toward an open area such as another room or hallway leading out toward somewhere else like living areas beyond rather than inwardly toward other rooms within itself.”
Step 3: Install the first stud on one side of the wall.
Step 3: Install the first stud on one side of the wall.
You’ll need to remove any drywall from the wall, at least up to where you would like your TV to go. Mark where all of your studs are located on this side and remove them. Use a speed square or another straight edge to make sure that all lines are perfectly straight and even, then install your first piece of 2×4 joist hanger at least 24 inches away from any existing studs (8″ on either side). Attach this first piece by screwing it into place with 2 – 5/16″ wood screws or nails poked into pilot holes drilled beforehand in each screw location. If you’re using screws rather than nails, be sure not to use too long ones as they may go through both sides of your sheetrock if it’s thick enough! If there aren’t any existing studs within 8″ of where you want each new one attached (for example: if there’s only a single layer of drywall), then try using wire mesh instead since it can withstand more weight without bending outwards or breaking off entirely due to how strong wood glue makes those joints stick together (and we don’t want any accidents here).
Once installed properly with no gaps between boards visible anywhere along its length within an inch above bottom level being covered by either concrete blocks or something else sturdy enough not break under pressure like plywood…this step should take no more than 15 minutes total time spent working with tools needed including drill bits/screwdrivers etc..
Step 4: Install the remaining studs and finish the skeleton of the wall.
- Install the remaining studs and finish the skeleton of the wall.
- Make sure your studs are level, plumb, square and straight
- Make sure they’re all the same size and distance apart.
Step 5: Tack drywall screws into the frame of the wall and attach the drywall.
- Tack drywall screws into the frame of the wall and attach the drywall.
- Use a level to make sure that your wall is straight and even.
- Cover any holes with joint tape and then cover all seams with joint compound, which will give you a smooth, flat surface for painting.
Step 6: Finish mounting your TV, cable box and speaker system.
Once all of your equipment is mounted, you need to make sure it’s level and flush with the wall. You can use a rudimentary spirit level or laser level to ensure that everything is straight and level. Make sure to also check your speaker system as well as any other components that are mounted on the wall.
Step 7: Apply mud and tape over any seams and nail holes to prep for painting or papering your new feature wall.
Apply mud and tape over any seams and nail holes to prep for painting or papering your new feature wall. You may want to consider using a textured paint if you’re going for a brick look, as this will help create a more realistic effect.
Make sure you have all the materials needed before starting the fake wall build, and make sure that they are of good quality—you don’t want to run out halfway through just because of something silly like not checking everything was there.
Building your own fake wall is fairly simple, but you will likely want help from other people, especially if you plan on raising a heavy structure off of a currently-existing floor.
To successfully create your own fake wall, you will need the help of other people. You will also need to raise the structure off of a current floor, making sure that it is level and strong enough to support the weight of your TV.
So that’s it! You now have the knowledge and power to build a fake wall for your TV. We hope this article has been useful to you, and that you can reuse the information again in the future. Show us your finished projects, and let us know how they turned out in your homes.