Many people, including me, can't or won't open .rar files. I'd suggest doing a Pack and Go to a zip folder and posting that here if you'd like some help.
Thanks Glenn , I updated my post and attached ZIP file.
It looks pretty good.
The only thing that I would say is the little tray that would go under your LCD seems pretty thin.
At .050" thick, that will flex pretty easily. Is that tray for holding remotes and whatnot? It might do the job.....but I wouldn't think that you would be able to rest the TV on it while you are trying to mount it. (at least, that is my guesstimate ).
As for the base, once you add the TV to it (which you should do, by the way), the center of gravity will move upward. Probably significantly. Therefore, It seems to me like it would easily be able to tip side to side. You seem to have good supports fore and aft, but side to side, looks like maybe you need a wide base or more supports extending to the side.
I added a 50" TV to your model. I looked up the average 50" LCD weight and it is about 38 lbs. This block of ABS is 39 lbs.
Do you see how the center of gravity went up? I would say that this would be easy to tip to the side.
That is just my 2 cents and I didn't do an in depth study either, and maybe I am looking at this incorrectly.
Looks good though.
Dan Thanks for the inputs. And yes the tray is bit hazardous, even after hemming, i don't think it will make sense. I am thinking of putting a 'same profile- 4 mm thick plate' around its periphery, welded to it. So that might help, what do you think?
The center of gravity: When I increase the size of base, with a thick plate, the overall weight may increase and that would effect price, so i am thinking of finding a better way and at the same time reducing some weight. Any more suggestions for changing the shape of lower supports, for maintaining center of gravity are most welcome.
Thanks again for your valuable inputs.
Dan has made some very good points.
Consider also :
- tripping hazard
- hardware protruding through the base plate (screws, nuts...) the base plate can not be flush on the floor
- with this sheet metal thickness I would consider it cutting hazard also ( a kid going head first in the shelf below the tv?)
- hard to clean/ vacuum between the profiles
I agree- looks great. A good starting point.
Yes the plate is not making sense here. I need to think another method for this.
The fasteners at lower plate will be of short length so the plate should be stable and if by some reason long screws are to be inserted then 4 other holes on the base plate can be fitted with levelers.
i am blank on the how it will be cleaned. This point made the whole structure a trash.