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Vertically Adjustable TV Wall Mount

I am in need of a vertically adjustable wall mount that would hold a 32" LCD TV and raise/lower the tv with 12-24" of travel.

I live in an apartment and am on a tight tight tight budget, so I am trying to dual purpose a TV to be both computer monitor and bedroom television. My problem is that when the TV is sitting on the desk, I have to look between my feet to see it from the bed. It just isn't comfortable viewing. If I were to mount it at proper viewing height from the bed, I would be craning my neck to see it.

I have scoured the internet and the only mounts they make like this are as expensive as another TV. 

I am a novice at this kind of thing, so the simpler and cheaper the better. If I could mount some sort of track to the wall and use a heavy pin to set the height or something like that, that would be an idea.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thank you, 
Sean

caitlinsdad3 years ago

Most flat panel TVs have VESA standard mounting holes on the back. The holes are in a specific spacing pattern you can look up but I think they take M4 metric screws/machine bolts to attach. You can use angle brackets to transition to a bigger wood or metal mounting rail which attaches to a capture rail on the wall. Look up french cleat, a technique used for mounting heavy pictures or wall cabinets. You can use bevel cut wood strips which lock and hang off of each other when they are properly fixed in the positions you want on the wall. All you have to do is lift the monitor off the bracket and move it up to the other position. Good luck.

SlyBlackDragon (author)  caitlinsdad3 years ago

Thanks for the reply. I would prefer not to have to detach the TV from the wall to raise and lower it.

I was thinking something similar to pair of drawer glides, but I don't know how to secure different heights.

You can do the same thing with drawer glides but get the drawer bottom mount ones so it will be flat against the wall. If you extend the "mounting frame" on the TV, have a pair of sliding door bolts to each side. You can then lock them in place at the desired positions where there is a hole on the wall rail or socket piece for the bolt to go in to.