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Picture of French Cleat Monitor/TV Mount
I hated the huge ugly stand my television came with so I made a fixed wall mount.  

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Step 1: Before Beginning

Picture of Before Beginning
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Tools I used:

Table saw, Miter saw, Hand drill, Tape measure.

Materials:

Masking tape, couple bolts, couple lags, couple drill bits, One 2x4

Notable:

The approximate size of a 2x4 is 1.5x3.5" by however long.

The size and location of mounting holes on the back of your TV or monitor may vary from mine.  The length, width, and type of bolts needed will also vary by TV, along with the size of each wooden component.  One thing to keep in mind is the standard spacing of studs in common construction - 16" on center.  
 
brightpuma1 month ago
This is great. Simple, cheap, and functional.

I was wondering if you have any suggestions on what size lag bolts to use?

Is there an easy way to calculate how much weight such construction might hold?

Thanks, Great work!
Alpha29044 months ago

Love it, I am going to make something similar this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

longp20007 months ago

Brilliant

Great idea!
KJ4ZVQ2 years ago
Clever! This looks more trustworthy than the kit I bought to hang mine, and a whole heck of alot cheaper too!
Nice job man!