How To Make A Wall Bracket For Your Television - Simple & Cheap
I wanted to place a TV in the top corner of the wall. I searched Online for 'TV wall brackets' and the prices ranged from £40 pounds up to £800 for a good quality model.  I don't have that kind of money, so decided to make my own. My version cost nothing. It's bespoke, strong, versatile and future proof and more importantly, does the job perfectly.

With a home-made TV wall bracket as opposed to buying one, there's no need to worry about technical specifications. Maximum screen size. Maximum TV weight. Will it or won't it be suitable for your TV size.

What You Need
Look around your home for any old piping or steel tubes.
Pieces of wood that will fit the length of your TV.
Measure and cut to size.
 Screw the tubing to the piece of wood.
If you want the TV to be positioned on the wall at an angle, then cut the appropriate length off the end
If your TV has one central stand, then position a smaller piece of wood where appropriate.
The initial piece of wood I had was too narrow to fit the stands, so I just added two small pieces to fit the TV legs.
Now it's ready to fix to the wall.

Before Attaching the TV Bracket To The Wall
Position your home made wall bracket against the wall where you want it.
Mark the wall and make the holes at least 3 inches deep. If the steel tubing you're using is thick and strong, just two inches will be enough. 
Insert the wall bracket and place some heavy weights that will replicate the weight of your TV. If it's level, your good to go.
This was the bedroom TV, so it needed to tilt downwards towards the bed. 

 Attaching the TV Bracket To The Wall
Fill the holes with filler or cement and insert the bracket immediately.
Place the heavy weights back on and make sure it's level using a spirit level.
The tubing I used was very flexible, so it tilted too far down. I resolved this by forcing two small wooden wedges into the hole which lifted the tubing up and level.

 Future Proof
Once you have the main support of the tubing inserted into the wall, you can adapt it in any way.
I later decided to relocate the wall bracket further backwards so I simply removed the first two small flat pieces of wood which were stabilising the legs, and extended them with longer pieces. (as seen in image). I could now swivel the TV in any direction.

If You Want To Make a Wall Bracket For the 'Main Wall'.
This process is much easier using the same principle.
With this technique, you can use it to do anything you can imagine. Make a floating chair. Pull-up bar or a dips bar for training. Make a wall stand to hold weights and dumbbells.
Note - attach it to concrete/brick walls only.

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