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post #1 of 7 Old 03-12-2019, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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On-wall Entertainment Center

This is my last project. I built this in December when my wife finally agreed to get rid of the cheesy looking electric fireplace under the TV in the Living room.

I was sure how I was going to do it to get the results I wanted without it becoming too heavy. It ended up at about 245lbs and I mounted it on a cleat I placed in just the right spot.

Some may not like the mix of stain and paint, but I thought it gave it some depth.


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Nice work! Now to get an in wall subwoofer and lose the giant black cube! 😀
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Just a word of warning to others who may try to duplicate this (DAMHIK): Pay very close attention to where the TV will end up after the bracket is installed.

We bought a TV that we sized to fit a cabinet/shelf just like that. We wanted the largest screen that could fit in the rectangular hole. We found the perfect TV, one with less than 1/8 inch clearance on each side. I measured everything very very carefully. Then I measured it very very carefully again. I was careful to include the correct left/right offset in my measurements, and then I installed the bracket.

I forgot "sag." The weight of the TV caused the arm to sag down slightly. The bottom of the TV bumped into its lower shelf, instead of being nicely centered and framed in the cabinet. I measured the sag offset, then reinstalled the bracket that much higher, and everything fit perfectly.

For something like that, it almost pays to install it first on a piece of scrap plywood, then measure. It is too hard to predict to those fine tolerances.
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Nice work! Now to get an in wall subwoofer and lose the giant black cube! 😀
Haha yeah well that sub is bluetooth and has been moved underneath one of our end tables. I didn't bother with more than that and the soundbar as this room is just for casual tv. When we want to watch a movie, I built a dedicated home theater for that a couple years ago.

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Well that is quite the room, awesome!
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Nicely done! I wish I had thought to put a wall mount on the back of the EC I recently did. It would have made positioning the TV much easier. The 42" TV has since been replaced with a 55" unit. The 42" is now in the master bedroom on top of an armoire
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I bet that movie room cranks almost better than a theater my wife would be screaming "turn it down" and I would go "what"
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