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Old 07-23-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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TV Replacement

I would like to replace an older TV in our bedroom with a HDTV flat panel TV. The older TV is mounted in a cabinet 21 1/2" wide and 18 1/2" height and 18" deep.
Does anyone know of a TV mount that can be secured to the base of the cabinet. All I have seen are mounts that are designed to be secured to a wall.

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I don't think you will find one. The rear tv replacement is the easier of the two RV tv's when you use a plywood panel to fill in the old hole. I made my panel fit the inside behind the frame and mounted it to the backside using screws and wood caps from the front. Then added the tilt tv hardware. I stained the plywood to match the cabinetry. It's likely your situation would take either a 24" or 26" flat screen.
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I don't think you will find one. The rear tv replacement is the easier of the two RV tv's when you use a plywood panel to fill in the old hole. I made my panel fit the inside behind the frame and mounted it to the backside using screws and wood caps from the front. Then added the tilt tv hardware. I stained the plywood to match the cabinetry. It's likely your situation would take either a 24" or 26" flat screen.

Although done in my 5th wheel RV, I did the same thing as dogpatch. Not only was I able to mount a 48 inch flat panel TV, I created a neat "hide away" storage cabinet behind it where the old tube type used to fit. I'll see if I can get some pictured posted after while when I get back to do so.
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Most new TV's come with the table pedestal. If your new TV fits in the original space, you can mount the pedestal to the shelf...maybe you will need to add some material to extend the shelf?

If you want to go to a bigger TV, then I think the ideas already stated will be your only path, since "table mounts" for flat screens seem to only work up to 21" screens
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Check Amazon for under cabinet tv mounts. I used one to mount my 24" LED tv in the bedroom. Only cost $14 and works perfectly. Simply mount upside down.
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I welded up a bracket that mounted to the sides of the cabinet and used a telescoping mount from Best Buy:

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The strap is at the bottom of the TV.

When mounting the bracket for the LCD TVs, you probably want to be able to tilt the TV down, so the bracket should have about 10 degree tilt to it. The telescoping bracket allows about 15 degrees. This picture is of my front TV, but I did basically the same in the bedroom. A lot of people have made new cabinets, but in the case of the TV pictured, I got the widest I could mount and still open the cabinets. It actually could have been a larger TV, since the bracket makes it pretty easy to move and open cabinets. I believe the telescoping mount was around $100 and I had the metal in the shop.
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I just replaced the bedroom TV with a 24 inch LED flat panel tv from AMAZON. It only cost $149 it was a "TLC" brand?. However, it is a 1080p, has multiple RCA and HDMI inputs, decent sound and an outstanding picture and setup. The stand is fixed and can be put into the cabinet at an angle then set upright once inside the cabinet. I secured the tv on the bottom of the cabinet with a wrap around wire on the base secured by two small screws on the bottom of the cabinet. For the top of the tv to secure the minimal rocking I attached another wire from the rear mount holes, where I put in two supplied screws and then attached the wire to the cabinet latch on the cabinet.. Now all very secure. BTW, this TV is not VESA mount capable so don't waste your money on a VESA mounting bracket as I did which wouldn't have worked anyway for the same reason you gave in that you can't mount it from the bottom of the cabinet anyway.
I also made a metal u bracket for a small DVD player (about 9 inches wide) and mounted it under the cabinet to the right of the light. One hole for wiring had to be made for the DVD player wires to the tv and power.
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Some bedroom conversions.
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For both front and back I cut a plywood fill for the hole left. Made the plywood a little short both directions glued and tacked a rug fiber(Black with gray in it) to the plywood around the edges to the back except the top. Then piano hinged to the top the cabinet with a latch at the bottom. Now I have a nice looking door for the space behind. Used a tilt mount for the new TV's from Wallie world. Good looking and have the storage from the old TV mounting area.

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I purchased 1/4 in black plexiglas for the top and bottom fillers. Polished the edges and cut out a notch for the ir remote. For the bedroom tv, just a 22 inch led, stand and all in the cabinet with a tie down at the top and bottom to keep it stable.
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