Jump to content

Theoretical Building Project


Recommended Posts

  • Moderators

I've been kicking around this idea for a while, I finally decided that I might draw it up and estimate materials/expenses. It is all theoretical and I'm posting here for ideas to improve quality, reduce cost, both, or make it more functional. Please note this isn't necessarily about practicality, but elegance and design.

Everything theoretically drawn to scale. "Finish" boards for wall mount:

Rustic Weathered Grey Pine Solid Wood Wall Paneling

Philips Hue Play Lights

Description:

This will be a wallmount display that incorporates a 100mm x 100mm VESA mount of some sort. The 2x4's will be mounted somehow (I haven't entirely figured out how, yet) to the studs in the wall. A small opening below the VESA mount allows power for monitor, Hue lights, and video to the monitor to be discreetly passed through the opening and then to beneath the desk where cable management will take it to the computer or power source.

The Hue lights will be controlled via  HomeKit and/or the Sync app on my computer. I did not draw it in the figure, but ~1" holes will need to be drilled through the stacked 2"x4"s in order to pass the small power cables for the lights. This image shows that it shouldn't be a problem, but I need to find how long the cables are for each of those that plug into the power adapter.

Thoughts? I may or may not actually go through with this, but just something I've had in mind. I'd be talking about $190.00 for the lights and two boxes of the wall paneling, totaling about $50.00 for both of them. The other costs would be lumber in the form of 2"x4"s, a VESA mount, and other miscellaneous expenses such as maybe longer cables, etc.

Office.thumb.png.8857902642a92f2f414df36040e7f8d5.png

Office(1).thumb.png.abaa66c025d0be9b90e379b45bf757a1.png

Office(2).thumb.png.bf4ef5db5a1dc6f55616bdab7058c4c7.png

Office(3).thumb.png.b3818ca5e2652730bb265509bec52874.png

 

Open to alternative ideas that accomplish the same clean aesthetic. I'd love to get my monitor on the wall. An alternative could be to simply take the cables for the monitor through the wall, but technically (and please, chime in if you have electrical experience), I believe "flexible cabling" (the monitor power cable, since it is high voltage) ran through the wall is against code. If i were to do this method right, I'd have to add an in wall outlet that would be covered by the monitor. This method may overall be much easier and would simply require wiring and the right VESA mount.

 

Link to post

Mount it with French cleats or like floating shelves. 

You could get some sort of conduit for the cables and paint it wall color. It'll be nearly invisible. 

Link to post
  • Moderators
1 hour ago, peejman said:

Mount it with French cleats or like floating shelves. 

You could get some sort of conduit for the cables and paint it wall color. It'll be nearly invisible. 

I am going to wait until I get my new desk in, which weights about twice as much as what I have now and theoretically could hold 10x as much weight as my current desk. If the new desk is sturdy, I may have other options. My current desire for getting the monitor mounted to the wall was to eliminate shaking when the desk shakes. That said, if the new desk doesn't shake then I may just buy a monitor stand that clamps to the desk and I can hide wires behind the stand.

Link to post

I agree with peejman on a french cleat.  Great way to hang large heavy things.

  • Like 2
Link to post
41 minutes ago, GlockSpock said:

I am going to wait until I get my new desk in, which weights about twice as much as what I have now and theoretically could hold 10x as much weight as my current desk. If the new desk is sturdy, I may have other options. My current desire for getting the monitor mounted to the wall was to eliminate shaking when the desk shakes. That said, if the new desk doesn't shake then I may just buy a monitor stand that clamps to the desk and I can hide wires behind the stand.

If shaking is your problem, I would wait for the desk. What you have planned looks good, but is a lot more work. I agree with Peej and Kahrman... french cleats rock.

Link to post

If your new desk is strong enough, I bought a free standing display stand that is a heavy base with a pole. You then buy the brackets you need. I have two displays on mine one above the other. They also have brackets to mount two displays side by side or just mount a single display. Lots of options. I'll try to find where I bought it if it sounds like something that would work. 

Link to post

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

THE FINE PRINT

Tennessee Gun Owners (TNGunOwners.com) is the premier Community and Discussion Forum for gun owners, firearm enthusiasts, sportsmen and Second Amendment proponents in the state of Tennessee and surrounding region.

TNGunOwners.com (TGO) is a presentation of Enthusiast Productions. The TGO state flag logo and the TGO tri-hole "icon" logo are trademarks of Tennessee Gun Owners. The TGO logos and all content presented on this site may not be reproduced in any form without express written permission. The opinions expressed on TGO are those of their authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the site's owners or staff.

Before engaging in any transaction of goods or services on TGO, all parties involved must know and follow the local, state and Federal laws regarding those transactions. TGO makes no claims, guarantees or assurances regarding any such transactions.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to the following.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Guidelines
 
We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.