How to Put Together a Wall-Mount Television Bracket

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How to Put Together a Wall-Mount Television Bracket
Mount your flat-screen TV on your wall. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

As strange as it may seem, TVs nowadays are made to be mounted on a wall. New TVs have four holes spread out in a box shape on the back of them called "VESA Holes." Luckily, TV mounting brackets also have VESA holes that allow the bracket to connect to the back of your TV with the use of "VESA Screws." The process for putting together a TV wall-mount bracket uses common household tools and doesn't take long to complete.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Electric stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Locate two studs by running a stud finder against the wall until the stud finder indicates the presence of a stud with a loud beeping noise. Mark the location of the stud on the wall with a pencil. The wall mount comes in two main pieces, the wall bracket and the TV bracket.

  2. 2

    Hold the wall bracket against the wall so the mounting holes line up over the wall studs, and mark the location of the mounting holes on the wall with a pencil.

  3. 3

    Remove the wall bracket, then drill out the mounting holes in the wall. Place the wall bracket back against the wall and insert a lag bolt that came with your wall mount through each mounting hole of the bracket. Tighten the lag bolts into the wall studs using a wrench.

  4. 4

    Turn the TV around so the back faces you. Line up the TV bracket to the TV, insert the VESA screws through the bracket and use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws into the TV.

  5. 5

    Pick up the TV and align the TV bracket that is connected to the back of the TV to the wall bracket that's installed on the wall. Fit the connections of the TV bracket into the connections of the wall bracket. Tighten the security screws using a Phillips screwdriver.

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