How to Wire a Wall-Mounted Flat Screen

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How to Wire a Wall-Mounted Flat Screen
Hide the wires of your flat-screen by running them through the wall. (ULTRA.F/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Mounting your flat-screen TV on the wall saves space by eliminating the hulking entertainment centre while adding visual appeal to your living room. Hiding the wires on a wall-mounted flat-screen TV is a detail that completes the clean look of the TV display. The process consists of cutting two holes and feeding wires from one hole to another. The project uses common household tools and only takes 10 minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Carpenter's knife
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil

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  1. 1

    Measure and draw a 3-by-3-inch hole on the wall behind the wall-mounted TV. Make sure the hole is below the wall mount. You need enough room to fit your hands in the hole to complete the task and still conceal the hole from the TV viewers. Cut the hole out of the drywall with a carpenter's knife.

  2. 2

    Measure and draw a 3-by-3-inch hole at the bottom of the wall where you have your TV's components, such as the cable box and DVD player. Cut this hole out of the drywall using the carpenter's knife.

  3. 3

    Feed the wires from the top hole to the bottom hole. Connect the ends of the wires to their respective components, then connect the other ends of the cables to the TV.

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