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      02-11-2020 01:41 PM #1
      We recently got a new TV (Sony 65”) and decided to redo our living room, so I mounted the TV on the wall and hid the cords and such. Looks good if I do say so myself.

      TV Front by Chris Stack, on Flickr

      Problem is, the way it’s situated, it’s on a wall that sticks out a little so is very visible from side coming in from the front door:

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      (Note empty wall where old TV used to sit on massive TV stand)


      And when standing in the kitchen

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      Has anyone done anything to block the view of all the cords and mount and crap that you see from the side? I know my wife, who is less than thrilled with this project. Will be on my ass about this sooner or later...
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      02-11-2020 01:44 PM #2
      No, but I am glad you put the toilet seat down. As she would have been up your ass about that too
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      02-11-2020 01:48 PM #3
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      No, but I am glad you put the toilet seat down. As she would have been up your ass about that too
      That’s not my bathroom. That bathroom is for “guests”. We have an upstairs bathroom for the girls. The bathroom in the basement is my domain. Even the neighborhood girls know not to go in there.
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      02-11-2020 01:51 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      That’s not my bathroom. That bathroom is for “guests”. We have an upstairs bathroom for the girls. The bathroom in the basement is my domain. Even the neighborhood girls know not to go in there.
      Guess its a good thing I live in the City, because I am DEFINITELY going in there.
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      02-11-2020 01:53 PM #5
      I say you have 3 options, presented in decreasing order of pain in ass.

      1 - Create a sort of custom frame that mounts to the wall around the TV, covering every side. Problem with this is, it doesn't look like you have enough room all the way around the TV to pull this off without looking dumb.

      2 - Create a much smaller, 3 piece frame (top and two sides) that slips behind the TV and closes in the space between the wall and the TV. I'm picturing like 1x2's or 2x3's painted white

      3 - Mark the exact length of every wire and get to taping/somehow consolidating them, and maybe tape them to the back of the TV.

      Personally I'd go with option 2. But...I usually look for an excuse to go get and cut some wood.
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      02-11-2020 01:54 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Has anyone done anything to block the view of all the cords and mount and crap that you see from the side? I know my wife, who is less than thrilled with this project. Will be on my ass about this sooner or later...
      Yes. Been there, done that. Google "picture frames for flat screen TVs" and the world is your oyster...


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      02-11-2020 01:58 PM #7
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      Personally I'd go with option 2. But...I usually look for an excuse to go get and cut some wood.
      This seemingly is the best, and easiest, in my mind, option
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      02-11-2020 02:03 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist View Post
      I say you have 3 options, presented in decreasing order of pain in ass.

      1 - Create a sort of custom frame that mounts to the wall around the TV, covering every side. Problem with this is, it doesn't look like you have enough room all the way around the TV to pull this off without looking dumb.

      2 - Create a much smaller, 3 piece frame (top and two sides) that slips behind the TV and closes in the space between the wall and the TV. I'm picturing like 1x2's or 2x3's painted white

      3 - Mark the exact length of every wire and get to taping/somehow consolidating them, and maybe tape them to the back of the TV.

      Personally I'd go with option 2. But...I usually look for an excuse to go get and cut some wood.
      Yeah I’m thinking #2 but probably in black. The problem is the highest thing is the outlet with the plugs for the TV and soundbar, so I’ll have to devise some mounting solution that doesn’t involve the frame resting on those plugs.
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      02-11-2020 02:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Yeah I’m thinking #2 but probably in black. The problem is the highest thing is the outlet with the plugs for the TV and soundbar, so I’ll have to devise some mounting solution that doesn’t involve the frame resting on those plugs.
      I'd do a frame that's deeper than the TV is from the wall. I'd also get some LED strips to wrap around the tv in the back and give it a little glow.

      But you can always do a frame like these:




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      02-11-2020 02:37 PM #10
      recessed mount?


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      02-11-2020 03:06 PM #11
      Those frame things are OK but don’t really fit the aesthetic of the room, and it’s a small space, something bulky like that would make it look smaller. I’m good with the layout and appearance of the TV from every angle except straight on from the sides.

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      02-11-2020 03:11 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Those frame things are OK but don’t really fit the aesthetic of the room, and it’s a small space, something bulky like that would make it look smaller. I’m good with the layout and appearance of the TV from every angle except straight on from the sides.

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      make a frame out of thinner wood, like 1x4, standing on end. Paint it the green color and call it good.
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      02-11-2020 03:14 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      Yeah I’m thinking #2 but probably in black. The problem is the highest thing is the outlet with the plugs for the TV and soundbar, so I’ll have to devise some mounting solution that doesn’t involve the frame resting on those plugs.
      A variation of #2

      No top.

      Two sides made of angle with deep enough legs to flush out with the back of the monitor.
      Paint black
      Wall anchors or maybe keyholes to mount.
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      02-11-2020 03:19 PM #14
      Meh

      This is one of those things that will bug your for like three days. Then you will never think about it again.

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      02-11-2020 03:21 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.DOH. View Post
      A variation of #2

      No top.

      Two sides made of angle with deep enough legs to flush out with the back of the monitor.
      Paint black
      Wall anchors or maybe keyholes to mount.
      Good idea. I’m thinking there’s a way to maybe tie the two sides together with a steel rod or something that fits into the channel of the wall mount plate that holds the TV.

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      02-11-2020 04:12 PM #16
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      Some sort of lighting to back light the TV and hide the cords is what I would do. It would have to be some custom work though ....

      *Edit, some good ideas in here. I like the idea of putting a trim piece on either side with no top/bottom. That would be cake to throw together too ...
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      02-11-2020 04:38 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.DOH. View Post
      A variation of #2

      No top.

      Two sides made of angle with deep enough legs to flush out with the back of the monitor.
      Paint black
      Wall anchors or maybe keyholes to mount.
      +1; no top because it could cause the TV to overheat (also, avoids the plug issue you mentioned)
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      02-11-2020 04:53 PM #19
      Thick foam strip on each side?

      Just stick to the wall side and trim the thickness to fit.




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      02-11-2020 05:32 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
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      My neck hurts just thinking about this setup
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      02-11-2020 07:56 PM #21
      maybe 2 more sound bars up the sides?
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      02-11-2020 08:00 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by freedo84gti View Post
      maybe 2 more sound bars up the sides?




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      02-11-2020 08:00 PM #23
      Meh. Did this. May or may not paint the wire covers to match.

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      they are stackable like light bars right?
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      02-12-2020 12:23 AM #25
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      Meh. Did this. May or may not paint the wire covers to match.

      I bought this for hanging our new TV in the living room:
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