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Blog entry by Budman posted 2624 days ago 1493 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I like the challenge of building an item of my own design that perfectly fits my needs.

The apartment in my shop has a loft, which is our bedroom. I wanted to purchase a ceiling mount for my TV to hang at the foot of our bed. The ceiling is very low (6 ½ feet) and we could not find a mount that would do what I wanted to do, for the price I wanted to pay… So, lets make our own!!!

I need something that will hold my small LCD Television and my satellite receiver as close as possible to the ceiling, and have a removable panel to conceal wires…
TV & satellite receiver

Here’s a quick sketch of an idea…
Sketch

I used ½”oak plywood…
All pieces cut

Banded any edges that will show…
edgebanding

Glue ‘er up and put ‘er in the clamps…
TV & satellite receiver

-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com



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mot

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#1 posted 2624 days ago

So is the top the shelf for the satellite receiver, and then the angled face for the LCD tv to point it down a bit?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Budman

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#2 posted 2624 days ago

Yes, exactly… last night I took it out of the clamps, drilled some holes, sanded it down, and gave it a coat of shellac (as a sealer)… I should have it installed by this weekend… I’ll take more pictures…
-Rick

-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2624 days ago

that’s excellent. From a “problem” to an idea to… brilliancy!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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mot

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#4 posted 2624 days ago

Nice design. Consider it stolen. :)

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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Budman

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#5 posted 2623 days ago

A couple of holes for the wires… blacked-out the first couple inches of the inside of the receiver area (note to self: I need to blacken-out the inside of my wire holes)… a few coats of shellac, and it looks good enough to me… Test mounted the TV, and in a couple of days I should have it mounted to the ceiling…
NOTE: These photos show it sitting on the counter UPSIDE DOWN from the way it will be hanging…
tv mounted
Ready to mount to ceiling

-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2623 days ago

this is excellent.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Budman

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#7 posted 2618 days ago

FINISHED!!! & we love it!!!

view with back off
The back is off to show wiring detail

Side view
View with our head on the pillow

-- Rick, Michigan, rick.blodgettoil.com

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 2618 days ago

that’s awesome. Might have to look into one of those!
Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#9 posted 2617 days ago

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Good job.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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antknee3491

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#10 posted 821 days ago

Pics don’t work anymore. Would love to see them

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