How to Mount a TV in a Corner

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How to Mount a TV in a Corner
Corner mounting a TV is a good way to mitigate an oblique floor plan. (full hd lcd tv image by mattmatt73 from Fotolia.com)

Some rooms really aren't designed for symmetrical TV mounting. Fireplaces are often the focal point, precluding placing a TV in the proper location. Corner mounting a television can often times mitigate this issue, creating a clean and out-of-the-way installation. Companies have addressed this common problem, making angle brackets and mounts to facilitate corner mounting. This type of wall mounting solution is no more difficult than a traditional wall-based TV installation, and requires the same tools.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Flat panel TV
  • Articulating wall mount
  • Socket wrench with inserts
  • Drill
  • 3/16 inch drill bit
  • Level
  • Stud finder

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate two studs using the stud finder on one of the walls, close to the corner. Place the wall bracket half of the wall mount against the wall, at eye level to the viewing position. Mark through four bolt slots using the tip of the drill bit. Set the bracket aside.

  2. 2

    Drill the marked bolt locations, using the drill and 3/16 inch drill bit. Place the bracket back against the wall, aligned with the drilled holes. Insert and tighten the bolts and washers included with the mount, using the socket wrench and the appropriate-sized insert.

  3. 3

    Locate the threaded inserts on the rear of the television, designed to accept the smaller bolts included with the TV half of the mount. Align the bracket with the inserts. Route the bolts and washers through the bracket slots into the inserts. Tighten the bolts with the included Allen wrench.

  4. 4

    Lift the TV onto the wall bracket, securing any safety screws with the included Allen key. Move the set on the articulating mount to properly angle the set perpendicular to the corner of the room, or at the angle desired.

  5. 5

    Place the level atop the television. Grab the sides of the TV, shifting it slowly up and down to achieve the proper level. Secure this position using the level adjustment screw and included Allen wrench on the upper back portion of the mount.

Tips and warnings

  • It's a good idea to recruit the use of an assistant, regardless of the size and weight of the set.

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