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Hanging a Monitor on a Wall

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Ever wanted to add a second monitor to your laptop without taking up valuable real estate on your desk? In this instructable I'll demonstrate how to hang a flat panel monitor from a wall with a minimum of hardware.
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

The materials used were bought at a hardware store for less than $4.50. In clockwise order:

2 feet of 1/16th inch uncoated cable
a #10 x 2 inch long wood screw
a 1/8th inch cable clamp
2 M4-0.70 x 16 mm machine screws (you may require different screws)
4 1/8th inch x 3/4th inch diameter washers (matches the machine screws)

These materials were already available:

dental floss
socks

The tools used in clockwise order:

a weight (keys)
a drill
two pairs of pliers
a marker
a screwdriver (not absolutely necessary)
a matching bit for driving the wood screw
a set of drill bits
oroberous4 years ago
I was going to do it your way but I searched on eBay just for the heck of it and found this for $12 with free shipping. I ordered 2. You can't beat that, even if it is cheap. I just want to hang 2 19" LCD's, nothing too heavy so they should be fine.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140403029420&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
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butdie4 years ago
we got same speaker ^_^ *shakehand

but i don't have monitor like your, my monitor just CRT 20" inch ... *nohope
dascamel5 years ago
Maybe a better way to find a stud. Studs in the US are 16 inches apart. So just find a corner and start measuring at 16 inch intervals. But otherwise a very good idea/Instructable.
canida dascamel5 years ago
Another easy method for finding studs: use a magnet.
I don't know about your walls, but mine are made of wood.
Adrian.. Do we really have to get into this?
Get into what? I merely provided a link for your edification. :-)
Derin5 years ago
You could also use a VESA wall mount.
Wint Derin5 years ago
I think the idea is to avoid spending the cash on a VESA wall mount. I'm contemplating something similar, I bought VESA mounts for my 2 22" monitors, but now also have 2 17"'s that I want to hang, and I don't want to blow another $100 on mounts. This is a very affordable and workable solution.
moere5 years ago
Hi ! I liked ur idea! So this is what my monitors look like now: Great instructable.
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ikssk5 years ago
Good idea, but instead of a 1/8th inch cable clamp you might use a a 1/8th inch cable crimp, works same way and it's much smaller. It will make your LCD sit flush on the wall. They have them in the same isle as the clamps. Clean your workspace for Christ's sake.
oa (author)  ikssk5 years ago
True, the crimp would be better, but it requires either a heavy duty crimping tool (the name eludes me) or a cold chisel and, well, I'm cheap. And as to the second comment, Wha'da ya think I'm doin?!