|Forum topic by zlatanv||posted 1182 days ago||729 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
1182 days ago
Making an entertainment cabinet and wall panel for a flat screen tv. Need to confirm an idea on hanging the panel.
Customer wants a flat panel to hang a TV (48”x30” outside dimensions), they have no empty wall space to put it on and want to cover a window with the panel, window is 47”x71” high. I have built the panel in the picture, It is 56”x75” high.
Panel is 3/4 oak ply, fluted sides are 1 1/16” thick and 4 1/2” wide, the customer doesn’t want the panel sticking away from the wall but flat against the wall and sitting on the windowsill, which is 23” from the floor. The cabinet will sit under it, over lapping the bottom and hiding the windowsill, butted up against the panel on the wall.
I was planning on a french cleat on the back of the panel using 2×4s at 47” wide at about 16” from the top and bottom of the window. Mounting the support part of the cleat on the inside of the window on 2×2’s mounted on each side of the window. The depth of the window is 3” from the wall to the window with no moulding around it.
Plan on keeping the panel about 1/4 to 1/2” off the windowsill incase any moisture builds from the window so it doesn’t wick up the bottom of the panel and to have some air flow, I have routed some grooves at the top of the back of the panel to let air flow up from behind the panel.
Does this sound like a good support method? Should I put a 2×2 in the middle of the support so it won’t sag over time? Any suggestions?
-- Z, Rockwall, TX