|Project by tyvekboy||posted 12-22-2013 04:10 PM||1451 views||3 times favorited||13 comments|
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