Hide the cables behind a wall mounted TV
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When we made over our master bedroom in November, one of the projects we took on was making an IKEA built-in on the wall across from the bed. Above it, we installed a TV. The cables that connect the TV to the outlet and cable box in the cabinet below are hidden in the wall.
We used the same approach as when we installed the wall hung TV in the kitchen which you can read about here.
The difference between the kitchen and master bedroom, however, is that as you enter the master bedroom from the hallway you have a direct sight line to all the cables behind the TV itself. See image above. Not a pretty look.
Here is what we did:
Here is the wall with the built-in and you can see here how we enter the room from the right, with a direct sight line to the back of the TV.
We used some 1x4 lumber and cut it to size and built a simple U shape. We drilled three large holes at the top for any heat to escape through. We painted it a matte black.
If you have a TV that gets hot, then this solution is probably not for you because you don't want the TV to overheat because it would break it. Obviously. (Disclaimer)
Our TV is an LED TV which does not get hot.
This lightweight U shape simply slides down the back of the TV and rests on its plastic ledges on the back.
Now we see this when we enter the bedroom:
Side by side - before and after.
So much better.
This is what it looked like when we first put up the gallery wall. This was before we installed the outlet and the HDMI cable outlet in the wall.
And here is the wall now with the TV installed. I strategically placed black frames in the upper left and right corners on the gallery wall to offset some of the blackness of the TV.
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