Before, fireplace is the main focal point in any living rooms, now furniture is positioned towards the TV and our backs are turned towards the fireplace. This kind of design leaves available space that are neglected and can make a room look cluttered and small. Today we will utilize the extra space of electric fireplace TV stands, this will look great and also frees some floor space.
These tips will enable you to have more room and make it comfortable to the rest of the people in the living room while watching your favorite show.
Mount an Electric Fireplace TV Stands
Ensure suitability – Mount your TV above your fireplace, you will have to make sure that your stone or brick is sturdy enough to hold the entire weight of your television.
Purchase fireplace wall mount – Research about your wall mount, you can find ones that are different in size, shape and options, including those that moves up or down. Make sure that your viewing level is comfortable and can extent out over your electric fireplace.
All hardware needed to secure your mount – Make sure your mount include anchors, the preferred one is 1/2″ diameter, 3/8″ thread, 9/16 head width, drill size1/2″ washer OD. You can ask your retailer about this specifics and based it on your mounts and surface to put on.
- It’s best to use 3 of these in the top row, anchors are the ones that mostly do all the work.
- To properly drill into stone or brick, you will need a special drill called hammer drill, which you can rent out from the hardware store included with the correct size bit. Hammer drill is almost the same as the regular drill.
Plan your mounting holes. Measure out where the bottom of the mount will be. Use the mount as a template and mark the locations of the mounting holes. The mounting holes need to be in the center of the studs; use a stud finder as needed.
Plan your mounting holes – You should measure out where would the bottom of the mount will be. Use the mount as a template guide to mark the locations of the holes. Mounting holes need to be in the center of the studs, you can use stud finder if needed.
- Put the level on the top edge of the hook plate, where the attaching arms hook into. Edge should be leveled to help ensure a level TV.
- 2 mounting holes are needed on the top of the slots of the mount, and 2 in the bottom slots.
- 2 mounting holes needs to be on either side of the center of the mount, center gravity of your TV.
Drill the holes – Once you’re sure about the location of the holes, pre-drill those 4 mounting holes for 2.5″ deep using the 1/4″ drill bit.
4 3/8in lag bolts with washers to attach the mount to the wall – Tighten with a 9/6″ box or socket wrench until the mount is firmly pressed against the wall. Ask a friend for help to make the job easier. Do not over tighten it yet.
Mount the TV onto the mounts. Make sure it’s secure, and then wire it up as needed.
Mount the TV – Once done, mount your tv into your wall. Make sure that it’s safe and secured. Then clean up those wires and cables.
Once the TV is mounted, make sure that your electric fireplace TV stands is good to go by checking every holes and bolts. Make sure that every wires and cables as hidden to provide that clean look. If you have other question regarding this tutorial, don’t hesitate to comment, and we will help you out.