The fireplace looked like that. And we want to hang the tv over it. The wall was hollow because of the chimney. What to do?
Tv Mount Over the Fireplace (the Trick)
my new house has a beautiful fireplace room, that i want to have it as a cozy family room. Though, tv is the most important element in the room. We wanted to hang the tv over the fireplace but we found out that the Chimney was just behind the drywall and made the wall hollow. No way to hang a 65 inch tv there because it will fall down for sure.
We were looking online and on YouTube to similar situation and we didn’t found nothing. That’s why I’m sharing today our experience and how we solved it.
Watch the video bellow for more details.
Tv with legs
we though to leave it like that just putting the tv with the legs on over the fireplace, but was very not stable and dangerous with two active small kids. No for hazard and yes for safety.
A wooden frame connected to the posts inside the wall.
- With a pencil trace the exact shape Using The tv mount template.
- with a cutter cut the drywall.
- Make sure where are the posts located.
- take the measurements.
- build a frame According to that measurements.
- Drill the frame to connect them with the left and right side With the posts.
- Cover the frame.
- Hang the mount
- hang the tv
Drill the the cover (i used play wood) to the frame wood.
secure the mount on to the frame you build.
Note: you can see that everything is the same size thanks to the tv mount template we used.
finally, the tv is mounted nicely and securely. I was so worry when it was just standing over the bar, especially, when the kids are playing around. Also, the sturdy frame we build allows the long lasting of the tv mount. We are thinking to by a 70 inch tv now :D
for the ugly wires, we will take care of it and cover them to tie everything up.
- Drill (Home Depot)
- Play wood (Our garage)
- Wood pieces (Our garage)