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# Thread: Wall mounted TV question

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:

TV Front door by Chris Stack, on Flickr

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

And when standing in the kitchen

TV Kitchen by Chris Stack, on Flickr

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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3. No, but I am glad you put the toilet seat down. As she would have been up your ass about that too

4. Originally Posted by Smooremin
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.

5. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
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.

6. 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.

7. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
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...

8. Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist

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

9. Originally Posted by TheDarkEnergist
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.

10. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
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:

11. recessed mount?

12. 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.

Living room by Chris Stack, on Flickr

13. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
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.

Living room by Chris Stack, on Flickr
make a frame out of thinner wood, like 1x4, standing on end. Paint it the green color and call it good.

14. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
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.

15. Meh

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

16. Originally Posted by 2.DOH.
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.

Wall plate by Chris Stack, on Flickr

17. Originally Posted by Smooremin
No, but I am glad you put the toilet seat down. As she would have been up your ass about that too
The TP holder is crooked... OCD triggered

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 ...

18. Originally Posted by 2.DOH.
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)

19. Thick foam strip on each side?

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

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20. Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack
Living room by Chris Stack, on Flickr

21. maybe 2 more sound bars up the sides?

22. Originally Posted by freedo84gti
maybe 2 more sound bars up the sides?

23. Meh. Did this. May or may not paint the wire covers to match.

24. Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells

they are stackable like light bars right?

25. Originally Posted by Pizza Cat
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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