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🍦🍓HOW TO HIDE CORDS ON A WALL MOUNTED TV🍋🍌
Home & Garden
It is complete…I finished the last project that needed doing in the bedroom I turned into a fitness room. YAY! 😙👏👏👏👏👏
The wall-mounted TV with exposed cords hanging from it. Not very pretty. I am happy to tell you that they are now history.
This was not one of these projects. With the help of Ed, a hole saw, and an electrical wire snake tool, the job was not too hard to accomplish. Really…it wasn’t too hard or time consuming.
1-5/8″ hole saw drill bit
Electrical wire snake tool
Optional: *Double flanged 16″ tailpiece for a sink – I bought it in the plumbing aisle at Lowes
Hot glue and gun
This is what one end of the double flanged tailpiece for a sink looks like. I used the ends of this to finish the raw edges of the holes we had to drill into the walls. I could not find anything made especially for this purpose, so I had to improvise and went on the hunt for something with a flanged edge. I found this in the plumbing aisle. It was a few dollars. More on how I used it further down in the post.
Cut the ends off this tailpiece tube with a hack saw 1-1/2″ from each end. This will give you two flanged pieces to finish the wall holes once the wires are through.
1. Since the wall joists were not centered where we wanted the TV, we first needed to attach horizontal pieces of wood that are screwed into the joists. We then attached the TV mounting base to these pieces of wood.
2. Using a hole saw we drilled a hole into the wall right below the TV and another one above the baseboard under the TV. We used a 1-5/8″ hole saw which was large enough to pull the amount of cords we had through. If you have a lot of cords and wires you may need to make your hole larger.
3. The wall is made of sheet rock with insulation behind it. We had to push the paper backing of the insulation out of the way so we could pull the cords through.
4. I don’t have a photo showing the snake being fished through the bottom hole and up the wall and out the top hole. But, once you see the end of the snake wire near the top hole, grab it with a pair of pliers and bring through the top wall hole. (We started from the bottom up, but you can start from the top)
5. Use duct tape to attach all the cords that have to go through the wall to the end of the wire snake tool that is coming out of the top hole. We had 3 cords – TV/DVD, cable, and electrical.
Make sure the cords are securely attached to the wire snake. We wrapped it around a few sections to be sure they stayed attached once we started pulling them all as one through the wall.
6. Pull the snake wire out from the bottom hole to pull the cords from the top through to the bottom. Once the end of the wire snake and duct taped electrical cords are out, remove the duct tape. You will be left with the ends of the cords dangling out of each hole.
7-1. Thread the cords through the cut ends of the flanged pipe.
7-2. Push into the wall. Use a small amount of hot glue to hold it in place if it pops out.
Here is another view of how we added the flanged pipe to finish off the hole.
It just looks better than leaving a raw edged hole.
the flanges are secure, attach the cords to the TV, cable, and DVD player and electrical outlet.
The three cords are plugged into an outlet strip that I have then plugged into the wall. Only one white cord showing now. I can live with this, so much better than before