The Crossroads of the Aether
As the title says, I am about to embark on the creation of a fairly ambitious project. I don't want to divulge much in its regards, save one part which I may require a bit of help on. That particular piece is a frame which will encase my TV. I intend on the frame being separately mounted to give the appearance of supporting the TV, although neither will be completely supporting the other (concerns of weight causing damage).
Now, I am curious if anyone has made a frame-style case for a TV or monitor and if so, what advice or pointers can you give?
Bear in mind, I am not actually modding the TV itself. This is a frame that will be a standalone piece. Therefore, I do not require any specifics on taking care in the disassembling, painting, etc. of the TV (which is specifically why I am putting an outcall to all). I have only been able to find advice regarding a frame which is supported by the TV and is only set on the front (not fully surrounding the edges) or case mods which require the disassembling of the monitor/TV.
Any and all advice is greatly appreciated. As this project begins to more thoroughly develop from sketches to actual piece in work to final product, I will provide updates to any and all interested parties.
I gather from your description, the t.v. is a flat screen that hangs on the wall. If this is the case, I recommend perusing this post I found on a blog I follow...http://www.seriouslyahomemaker.com/2010/11/hiding-flat-screen-cords...
Her build is strictly for hiding cords, but it could be easily applied along with a frame and box system. Build a box (two sides and one bottom piece, without a front or back) about an inch deeper than the t.v.. The top would be left open for venting. Attach it to the wall and place the t.v. in the center on it's own separate mounting system. The frame can easily be attached to the front of the three sided box. This would solve any weight bearing issues and the frame could be removed to service the t.v..
Of course, this suggestion assumes a lot since your description was rather vague. Hope it helps. I would love to see the finished project.
Thats actually very helpful. It didn't really give guidence to where I am going, but added insperation. Part of the TV/frame build that has been running through my head is a mounting system that allows the TV and frame to be seperate entities but give the appearnce of being one solid piece. The specifics for hiding wires for such a system had kind of been shucked off to the side, but that build gave me some insperation for a wire hiding system that I can integrate into my build.
You're welcome. Good luck with the project!
Honestly, you should google frame making for tellies and see what pops up. You really just need help with the base to ensure your TV isn't destroyed... I assume a wooden box would be enough for that, then just go to town on the outside.
I have built cabinets and worked in a cabinet shop. If I understand your idea, though it is rather vague. Is as follows... you wish to build a frame much like a picture frame for your Wall TV.. If this is your plan then design a frame which has the face you want then plan on the backing box which will mount it on to the wall. This is built in two sections. The face and support box, the support box would look like a U when attached to the face, this would run around the entire face frame. Then a second frame which is mounted directly to the wall, This wall frame is made from 1x lumber which is strong enough to mount the face frame to. AND it will sit snugly inside the open part of the U, pre-drill holes though the sides of the U and into the face frame while it is not mounted, this way you do not have to fight the placement of the screws. With careful measuring, you center the tv mount on the wall inside this frame. Then you mount the face frame to the wall before you mount your TV (this allows you to get to the screws on the inside of the face frame). Mount the TV hook up wires... enjoy your creation.
Hope this helps
PS if you have questions just friend me and drop me a line. I will try to help anyway I can.