Did you get a high definition LCD or plasma television
for Christmas? Are you scared to death to hang it on the wall because it just might fall? For those of us who still have questions about hanging a television, Popular Mechanics shows us how to mount an HDTV on the wall in an hour
. I don't know about you, but the step by step instructions with photos make me unafraid to hang a $3000 piece of electronics on the wall now, where as before I would have thought the television would have crashed on the floor within seconds of me hanging it on the wall.
You'll need a drill
, a stud finder, a socket wrench and an HDTV wall mount to hang your new TV on the wall. According to Popular Mechanics, the weight of the television will determine how many mounts you will need. Placement of your television is critical also.
Really, if the only stud you found to put your television on the wall is directly in the sunlight when your favorite program comes on, you might want to rethink the arrangement of your furniture.
Now, the four steps to the project are: finding your wall stud, securing the wall bracket, attaching the mounting bracket to the TV, and hanging the TV on the wall. You will want to have a few friends help you with the placement of your new TV, as TV's can be very heavy for one man(woman) to handle, and I don't want to hear the crash from here if you happen to try to tackle this project by yourself.