Buying a new TV is expensive enough and getting a bracket to hang it just increases the price, but here’s a clever DIY TV wall mount solution that will cost you less than $15!
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Supplies for DIY TV Wall Mount:
- Angle iron, also called a Punched Angle or Slotted Angle (Buy a length that is slightly shorter than the width of your TV)
- Screws and Washers to fit the Angle Iron and the TV (These may already be present on the TV. Check before you buy them.)
- 2 Hooks (rated to hold as much as or more than your TV weighs)
- TV 🙂
DIY TV Wall Mount, Step 1: Install Hooks in the wall
Find studs in the area where you will be hanging the TV. Taking into account where the angle iron will attach to your TV, carefully measure where the wall hooks will need to go. Using the angle iron as a guide (to ensure that the holes you drill will align with two holes in your angle iron), mark two spots on the studs where you will install the hooks. Pre-drill the holes into the studs. Insert your hooks into the wall.
DIY TV Wall Mount, Step 2: Attach Angle Iron to the TV
Attach angle iron to the back of the TV using screws and washers. Our TV already had screws on the back for mounting, but they were not long enough for this application. We had to go to the hardware store to get some that would fit our holes and be the right length. We used washers as well.
DIY TV Wall Mount, Step 3: Hang and enjoy!
Getting a picture for this step was difficult, so here is my poorly drawn version of where the hooks go 🙂
And now you have a perfectly mounted TV for just $14!
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Originally published 05.19.2011 // Updated 08.25.2020