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Two stands on top of each other?

by hypnotoad72 / May 6, 2012 7:51 AM PDT

I started to do some cleaning (I've yet to finish) and wanted to raise the TV stand.

I did a level check and the bottom stand has always had a slight downward slant to the right.

The bottom stand will accommodate 95 pounds.

So I've put a second stand atop of it, and the TV on top of it.

TV set is 34 pounds.

Second stand is 50~60 pounds, and underneath it is a small prop to help counterbalance the difference between in weight on the left side of the second stand that's not parallel to the first stand. (the slight bowing came from the heavy 13x19" paper (net weight of it being 40 pounds) that had been sitting in the stand's shelves.

I've some books hidden in the left cabinet and behind the speaker there to help prop up the left side of the top stand as well. This is not the cause of the rightward slanting, which has always seemingly been there...

Dust bunny party aside, do you think this configuration will hold? Or would you think this is too risky and/or idiotic a thing to attempt?


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I wouldn't risk it
by Pepe7 / May 6, 2012 3:45 PM PDT

Looks a little like a small disaster waiting to happen IMO.

Find a way to shim the stand if it's a truly bad angle, or mount the HDTV on the wall behind. Sometimes mounts go on sale, luckily Wink

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Or if it needs re-seating...
by hypnotoad72 / May 9, 2012 7:57 AM PDT
In reply to: I wouldn't risk it

I might get a new stand, taller, altogether...

Thx for the response!

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I agree with Pepe7
by williamstech / May 10, 2012 2:34 PM PDT
In reply to: I wouldn't risk it

If I was you i would hang the TV and use the smaller of the two stands to hold A/V equip.

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Risky or not.. idiotic or not,
by ahtoi / May 6, 2012 6:16 PM PDT

my question is ..why? Whats cleaning go to do with it or are we doing a physics problem, hehe.

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by hypnotoad72 / May 9, 2012 7:59 AM PDT

Well, I was a bit behind on cleaning, but the main reason for the height is to make playing Kinect games a tad easier...

I didn't recheck my wording before posting; I'd wanted to raise the TV by applying a second stand... oops. Happy

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