TV Wall Mount : Installer Recommendations
I need to have my flat panel TV mounted on the wall, which is proving difficult with the lath/lattice and plaster wall I want to hang it on. Does anyone have a recommendation for a reputable installed to mount the TV and possibly run/hide the wires in the wall?
In one of the older threads someone recommended these guys but their mailbox is full and they haven't gotten back to me by phone:
UPPLEVA ORMO Wall bracket for flat screen TV - IKEA
I might tack up a piece of 2x4 to the wall first, making sure it was level and I hit studs, not just lathe, then attach the bracket to the 2x4. It would give you a little bit of stand extra stand off for cables. Conceal cables in this.
I use an IKEA cabinet that the bracket mounts on to get that same extra stand off.
Last edited by seand; 08-09-2012 at 04:27 PM.
I already have a bracket for both the TV and Cable box. I'd prefer to have someone install it since it's lath/lattice and plaster. I can't find the studs and I don't have the right tools.
OK. They are just going to drill till they hit a stud anyway and then measure left and right from it. Its your money.
I somewhat agree and could probably do this myself, but I guess I'm looking for more of a professional looking install. I want wires hidden in the wall and I don't want a 2x4 visiable on my wall since this is in my living room. Worst case you're right, I'll have to do some exploratory drilling.
If you want to mount boxes to conceal the cables you will have to make a hole large enough for a standard electrical style box anyway. At which point you can stick a little hand mirror in and figure out where the studs are. Thats the nicer way to do this job. I would at least plan for not just coax cable but ethernet and HDMI cables (say from a blu-ray) if I went to that bother. My TV directly accesses all sorts of web-based services via ethernet, for example.
Said 2x4 would be concealed by TV and would distribute the weight across more than one stud. It sounds crude, except you would never see it.
Is the plaster/lathe on top of brick? This is a typical situation for an old rowhouse, and you're not going to find any "studs". I'm going to be doing this type of installation this weekend, and I am NOT looking forward to it.
We will use a masonry bit and appropriate bolts and anchors and go right through the lathe and into the brick to mount it.
As for hiding cables, there's no way to easily do that without building out a wall. We've got a cable hiding tube thing (Best Buys) and are painting it to match the wall.
Ikea has pieces that go up against the wall that you mount the TV on, a piece of furniture, which would make the process easier, but for me, I'd rather just have a tube thing.
Unfortunately not true because you will be able to see the side of the TV when walking from the living room into the dining room. This is the only wall that makes sense to wall mount because 2 walls are covered by sectional couch, one wall is the stairs, and this is the only open wall. That's why a nice clean looking wallmount would be necessary.
Originally Posted by seand
That's what I'm not sure of, it sounds like this could be the case. What I'd like to do is run the wires down through the wall into the basement, since this is on the first floor. There's power and cable directly below where the TV would be in the basement. I could mount surge protection and cable splitter right below the floor, it woudl be perfect.
Originally Posted by dogoagogo
Does anyone have a professional installer recommendation?
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