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Project by tyvekboy posted 12-22-2013 04:10 PM 1346 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
FLAT SCREEN TV MOUNT for Your Man Cave
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Dec 22, 2013

Having a connection to the outside world while you are in your man cave is important.

I just upgraded my TV in my man cave from an old TV to a new 24” flat screen TV. I had to mount it above eye level and under stuff on my wall. I didn’t want to just stick it on a shelf cause something might fall on it. Also I needed to be able to tilt it downwards so the colors would appear right.

I came up with this box or outside case that is securely mounted to the wall. Depending on your situation, the way it is mounted will vary. The holes that are in the top and bottom (blue boards) provide air flow. I added a piece of 1/4 inch plywood on some dowels 1/2 inch long over the top holes to keep stuff from falling in the holes but still allow air flow.

The holes in the sides are the pivot points for the mounting arm. Your measurements will vary according to the size of your TV.

This is the mounting bar. The 4 holes in the middle of the yellow board is where the TV is attached. I used threaded inserts in the holes in the purple and green boards to pivot around a BIG wing bolt that secures this mounting assembly to the outside case. This system allows me to tilt it to the best viewing angle since it is mounted above eye level on the wall.

When the two components are put together, it looks like this. The big holes on the side are for the power cord and the coaxial cable.

Works and looks great!

Comments and questions welcomed.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA





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Schwieb

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 04:24 PM

I do think of my shop as being my personal cave, but I never considered putting a TV out there. LOL, I didn’t put a bathroom out there because my wife knew if there was one I never would come in the house. I do have a pretty well stocked fridge and freezer out there though. Looking at your photo though makes me want to ask if you want to share any of those screws and safety equipment.

Enjoy! Merry Christmas!!!

Ken

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 12-22-2013 04:28 PM

Nice one ,Andy! I could never hear one in my shop and after it got covered in dust. I could not see it either!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 04:29 PM

Now that is way cool.

How come no tyevek was used…..........or is it hidden?

Nice job.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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luv2learn

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 04:30 PM

Tv? Then I would have to move my recliner out there and then the grill and before you know it….lol.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 07:45 PM

I guess to some people having a TV in the shop is a great idea…but the shop is one of those places i go to get away from the damn thing. We shut down the TV years ago and just watch DVD’s and stream from the computer…but hey, it’s a man cave so you should have anything in they you want…I do like the idea of the fridge, and getting older makes me “need” a bathroom.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 07:50 PM

Age has me needing to attend to body needs also.

We live on acreage….......no people…..........I just pee out the back behind the shop.

And, around my place…..........”do not eat yellow snow”.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Hawaiilad

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 07:53 PM

Really, I am the same way…we live on acreage in the middle of allot of acreage and I do the same thing…but no snow here to color

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 08:02 PM

Well, I have had for the past 12 years, my second family….........2 GREAT new sons aged 4 and 7 when I first “got them”......or when they “got: me.

NO blended family problems….........ever !! (VERY gratefully and appreciative for that),

So blessed.
=======================
Anyway, my response back at ya:

YOU cannot go outside with your sons and write your names in the snow.

WE CAN.

That was a hoot.

And implausible as it may seem and sound, hanging out and doing stuff like that made us closer buddies and so added to the parent-kid relationship.

Such little things pay such huge benefits.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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Roger

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 11:51 PM

That’ll work for all those nice woodworking videos out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 12-23-2013 12:15 AM

Great idea but I’m wondering if you ever thought about a plexiglass front to keep the saw dust off the screen. Yes, I have one in my shop but seldom follow it very close—talking heads and football mainly.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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tyvekboy

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#11 posted 12-23-2013 01:15 AM

HillbillyShooter: Yes, putting a plexiglass front on it crossed my mind but not to keep sawdust off of the TV. More to protect the screen for an errant board falling over in that direction. I’m just wondering how much sawdust would get attracted to the screen behind the plexiglass. I may still do that and experiment with it.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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HillbillyShooter

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#12 posted 12-23-2013 12:30 PM

If you do play around with plexiglass, please let us know what you figure out. I’ll “Watch” this project so I don’t miss any updates. Thanks.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 12-26-2013 10:13 PM

Pretty cool, I bet you have the coolest man cave on the block!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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