A Modern Flat-Screen TV and Entertainment Center Solution
After: The wall-mounted flat-screen and custom a/v cabinet help streamline the space and bring the entertainment system into the 21st century.
Steve Watson and his team help the Karp family by creating more storage space and, in this project, coming up with a creative approach for wall-mounting a flat-screen TV. Below is a summary of steps, as well as a list of tools and materials used as seen in this Don't Sweat It project.
Materials and Tools:
3/4" plywood (1 sheet)
Toilet Flanges (2)
Glass Door 24x25"
wood door 24x25"
electric miter saw
1. While taking into consideration the size of the TV and space on the wall, determine the optimum location for placement on the wall.
2. Using a stud-finder, find the studs in the wall and mark with a pencil. Drill out pilot holes and lag bolt the TV bracket to the studs. Attach the TV to the bracket.
3. Using PVC pipe and some elbows, create a pass-through in the wall for the wires. Cap each end with a toilet flange to leave a clean edge on the wall.
4. Steve built a custom unit, for placement below the TV, to contain and protect the audio/video components.
5. Attach glass doors to shield the components from the children but not from the infrared beam on the remote control. We will build the unit out of 3/4" Plywood and finish with Iron on edge banding to match.