Step 8: Wrap Up

My speakers have a removable bracket that attaches to the wall with 2 screws. I positioned the bracket, marked the screw holes, drilled a hole, hammered in 2 anchors, and attached the bracket with the screws. Wire the speakers to your jacks, and you should have sound! 

Next up, I'd like to hide the power and HDMI cords. Luckily I have a power outlet below my TV, so I plan to cut a hole for a new outlet behind the TV, and wire it to the existing one below it. 

For the HDMI cable, I'm going to install 2 "pass through" or "recessed media box" plates, one behind the TV and one behind the receiver area. This allows me to pass a wire through the wall, so if if want to add any components later I can use it for this as well.

update:  Oops, forgot to update this with a link to the follow-up project, here. 
Great job, and very nice first instructable!
I can thoroughly recommend using fish poles rather than tape, they don't curl up on you. Much easier. Great instructable by the way.
Maybe there are different fish tapes, but this one wasn't bad. It curved just enough to keep it running along the wall.
<p>You used unshielded speaker wire, which is not meant to be used in walls. You're only supposed to use CL2 rated in-wall speaker wire. It's a matter of both performance and safety, as it's a fire hazard to not use UL Listed cabling in walls.</p>
That's pretty cool! I have a question. Can I buy a home theater control box without the speakers? My home theater system control box broke and I finished it off by taking it apart and goofing with it. Now I have the speakers and the other two speaker looking things which I don't know what they are called. Will I have to buy a whole new sound system? Any suggestions? Thanks
Yes, it's typically called a receiver. Some have limited capabilities. What I recommend is making a list of all your components that are integrated in your main entertainment room. For instance, TV, surround sound speakers, cable box, Xbox, etc. Make sure the receiver you're shopping for has the right amount and type of inputs and outputs. For me, I have a PS3 and cable box that I want to provide picture to my TV, and sound to my speakers. So my receiver has at least 2 HDMI inputs, at least 1 HDMI output, and outputs for at least 5 speakers and a subwoofer. So I end up with all the inputs going to the receiver, and 1 video output to my TV, and audio outputs to the speakers. If you have several components like me, I highly recommend the Logitech Harmony line of remotes, it simplifies control of everything and it's super easy to set up and use.
Thank you very much for taking the time to help me. I found your info very useful. Thanks again
to remove baseboard molding use a small flat pry bar found at most hardware stores. They are made specifically for this purpose. If you can afford 2 so much the better. Gently work the pry bar behind the molding and then pull it away from the wall. then work your way along the baseboard, gently wiggling the pry bar and pulling the board away from the wall.<br>BTW this is a great idea! great 'ible
I have one, but didn't use it, because of the slim width. Any time in the past that I've tried using a flat pry bar, if the board was tight at all, I'd end up denting the sheetrock, or marring the board. I'm sure it would have been very useful to have 2 and use them that way, but the 5&quot;-wide non-flexible putty knife worked great. It spread out the prying force, so I wouldn't dent the sheet rock.<br><br>What would be great is a tool with the angle a flat pry, but with a much wider pry tip.
I'm glad I took a peek at your instructable - I've used those green low-voltage, old construction brackets before, and never noticed that they had 4 marking holes. Thanks!
Glad I could help! I just happened to notice on the edge of the bracket, it says something like &quot;mark here for cut guide&quot; with arrows pointing toward the holes. I make it a habit of inspecting things when I'm working with something new (this was my first time installing brackets, and using the fish tape, and cutting holes in my walls).
I love your work, beautifully done! ....and I was just thinking towards the end why hasn't he hidden the HDMI and power cord, could have fed them through the wall at least to the baseboard until you were ready to finish it.......but I then read on to see that you had thought about and are going to do it. Hopefully you will also create a channel under the door, which you have also mentioned... great job! No room for comments!
Thanks! I'll definitely post an update when I finish the rest.

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