If you’re looking to mount your TV but want to save a few bucks, This Old House reader asc2078 shows us a low-cost way to mount a flatscreen — or anything else for that matter — to your wall.Photo by Jamie McCall
We’ve mentioned how to choose the best wall mount for your TV, and even found a DIY option, but it doesn’t get much simpler or cheaper than this. All you need to hang something on the wall is some wood and a few bolts. By attaching two blocks of wood to your TV and two to your wall, and bevelling each at the same angle, you can form what’s called a French Cleat (see the diagram to the left). By angling the two pieces of wood in opposite directions, your TV or other hanging piece should lock into place securely when you hang it.
The one downside is that your TV won’t be able to swivel with this method, so if you have a big living room and you angle your TV a lot, you’re probably better off searching Monoprice for an inexpensive TV mount. We think this is a pretty neat, cheap, DIY solution though. Hit the link to read more.