Mounting a TV panel

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Blog entry by zlatanv posted 04-02-2010 06:14 AM 4854 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some friends wanted a Panel to mount a flat screen TV but were limited on wall space so they wanted the panel to go over a window, but wanted the panel to sit flush to the wall. Here is how I did it using some french cleats on a frame built inside the window frame.

First I cut some cleats

I mounted one side to the panel about 18” off the top and bottom with glue and screws. Once that dried I clamped the other side of the cleat to them and built a frame to match the window opening, put some recesses at the top of the panel to allow some air flow.

The frame was a little big at the top and had to trim off about 1/2”, but it went in snug. Screwed it in to the window frame sides, top and bottom. Sorry the pics came out dark from the window light.

Once the frame was in the panel just slipped in and sat in the cleats. The frame is very rigid and holds the panel tight against the wall. We mounted the TV bracket to the panel and drilled out a hole for cables and hung it back up and ran the cables behind the panel. Console pushes up against the panel and the cables run into the back of the console.

Took some thought but it turned out well.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#1 posted 04-02-2010 06:39 AM

Very nicely done. I live in a Townhouse and even though there are double walls, offset, and well constructed I’ve been waiting to hang my TV. My concern was sound (or vibration) transfer through the wall. With your design I could put soundproofing behind the panel and solve my concern.

Thanks for posting!

-- David, O.C., California

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#2 posted 04-02-2010 07:43 AM

That is the weirdest thing to want to do to a window! Block out the real world so that we can watch a fake one.

Well, but that’s what they asked for and you delivered. Clever solution. I hope there is no condensation around the window!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 04-02-2010 10:15 AM

An excellent and innovative solution. I agree with Steve but maybe the view wasn’t worth much. I just returned from So. Cal. and can understand how that could be.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Derek Lyons

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#4 posted 04-02-2010 10:27 AM

It’s also possible the residence was badly designed and the window(s) are in bad places… My sisters place is like that, windows designed to be nice and proportional etc – from the outside. But the floor plan is unrelated to the windows. Nothing lines up, nothing is centered or evenly spaced on the wall…

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 04-03-2010 06:15 AM

You took “the customer is always right” to a new level. Good job on the project.


-- Jim

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