We're sure pleased with our 40" LCD High Def TV and the High Def cable service we took the plunge on (just $800 for a lightly used high end 40" Sansung..). Lots of room behind it to store some items and need access to back sometimes to reach the great variety of hookups to it. Also, want it floating above (not sitting on) the TV cart type storage unit under it to keep that cart lighter and more easily wheeled out for access the wiring jumble behind and into back of it.
Now I am determined to build or find a superior and thrifty (a contradiction?) wall mount LCD TV rig in that living room corner where it sits. Plenty of devices for sale out there that extend it out from the wall with 1 or two pivots, but I just want a it to hinge outward from the right side like a door hinges open. The hinge would be non visable behind the tv's right side.
Since I've found nothing for sale after good bit of Web shopping I'm leaning toward building one. Anyone tackled such? The TV weighs 50 lbs, has a 4 bolt mount area on back.
Am Picturing a 3/4" plywd panel bolted to TV back, thats glued/screwed to a 2x8 (2x10?) which has stout black gate type hinges connecting it to a verticle 2x8 piece lag bolted to a wall stud that's available in the right spot (lucky). The 2x8 arm would need reach to center of this 44" wide TV's mount plate. All egdes sanded and Low gloss black paint on it all.
Anyone tackled a home built TV hinge mount? Thanks for any feedback folk