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asc2078
No Cost Way To Wall Mount Flat Screen TVs

After recovering from the sticker shock, folks will ask me for a less expensive way to wall mount flat screens in their homes, churches, etc. I have seen the wall mounting brackets for these flat screen wall mount televisions and/or monitors sell from $80.00 to over $400.00. I agree that it is quite an outrageous price for what they are.

There is an age-old, inexpensive, method for mounting cabinets and other heavy items that also works well for wall mounting flat screens. It is called a "French Cleat" This time-honored French cleat is a system that uses two beveled lengths of wood. The top block is screwed to the hanging object. The other half is attached to the wall. When you place the top half of the cleat over the bottom half, the item is locked firmly in position. To make the cleat, one simply cuts two pieces of wood at an identical angle on a table saw or, lacking that, using a circular saw.

(Simply type "French Cleat" into a web search if you are not sure how to make one.) (Scrap hard-wood makes a good cleat)

If one does not need to swivel, pull out, or tilt their flat screen, this mounting method will cost you next to nothing. I have also noted that some of those expensive mounting brackets, stick out quite far from the wall. This mounting method will pull the flat screen closer to the wall, hiding unsightly cable connections.

I hope this is helpful and saves you some money

DB

asc2078
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canuk
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DB ----- welcome back old friend.
As usual with helpful tips :)

asc2078
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OhGiveMeAHome
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Excellent, thanks!!!

Whitey
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Great thanks, might give that a try. It certainly worth a go considering what the builder was charging for something similar!

cathy45ianni

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I can't imagine spending $1000 on a tv but thinking $100 is too much to spend for mounting it but to each his/her own.

ajbest
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thats a great idea. Thanks

William
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Andover wrote:

I can't imagine spending $1000 on a tv but thinking $100 is too much to spend for mounting it but to each his/her own.

Yep, I guess you get what you pay for... the first time the French Cleat drops that new $1000.00 HDTV on the floor are you allowed to swear in English? ;)

dj1
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[QUOTE=cathy45ianni]How to screw a hook on the back of the LCD panel?

How to screw a hook on the back of LCD screen[/QUOTE

The back of you TV needs 2 screws so you attach the cut wood on the top two holes.

BUT, since most foreign made TVs use METRIC screws, where will you find the right screws? Trying to force STANDARD screws won't work.

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