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Could a ceiling/pole mount be used "upside down" on a cabinet top?
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Post 1 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 12:02
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Want to float the display (55" LED) at the front edge of the cabinet. Usually use an articulating mount, but this cabinet is 37" deep, plus the back is 1/4" thick with no solid wall behind it.

Tilt not needed, just flat, and cabinet top is solid.

I usually use Snap mounts. Any reason this would not work?
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Post 2 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 12:11
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I don't see why not
Post 3 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 12:18
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Ditto.

A ceiling mount tends to hang plumb because the weight is more or less centered under the pipe. An upside down application will be the reverse. The TV will tend to want to fall off to the side because it's above the mounting point. Your challenge is to stabilize things so that doesn't happen.
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Post 4 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 18:10
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I’ve never paid attention to what I’m going to call “negative tilt” in ceiling mounts. Seems like most have 5 degrees or something like that. This would only come into play if you need your mount to tilt once it’s inverted.
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Post 5 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 18:24
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Post 6 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 18:34
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Seems like it would work. I'd mock it up before making any holes in the cabinet top

Murphy's law seems to really apply to these kind of jobs... Trying it out in advance will keep Murphy as bay.

Seems like a great opportunity to document a case study that you can publicize on line your creativity and skill.
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Post 7 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 19:10
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Tried that upside down ceiling mount before, but gravity didn't cooperate.

Sanus use to make the VMP01, which we used for this kinda application. But looks like it is no more.

Maybe you can make this piece work? [Link: sanus.com]
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Post 8 made on Saturday February 24, 2018 at 19:43
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OP | Post 9 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 00:00
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On February 24, 2018 at 19:10, Archibald "Harry" Tuttle said...
Tried that upside down ceiling mount before, but gravity didn't cooperate.

Sanus use to make the VMP01, which we used for this kinda application. But looks like it is no more.

Maybe you can make this piece work? [Link: sanus.com]

His new TV already has a stand. I don’t need another one that will set it 6 inches back from the front of the cabinet.
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Post 10 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 00:26
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How about something like this [Link: walmart.com]

[Link: chiefmfg.com]

Last edited by AZCS on February 25, 2018 00:36.
Post 11 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 02:28
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Is it safe to assume this setup is going to have a faceplate covering the frame of the tv, thus hiding all but the image?

If so I always brace out the side of the cabinet then run a 3/4” board from side to side to mount a static mount to. The board is set back the exact depth of the tv and a static mount such that the face plate comes right to the face of the tv frame.

Last edited by tweeterguy on February 25, 2018 10:32.
Post 12 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 06:13
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As above. New back panel. And a pullout bracket.
Post 13 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 07:43
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Had luck with a 4x4 screwed in from top and bottom, covered with a vinyl fence post sleeve. Mount arm to post.
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OP | Post 14 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 11:29
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These are some great ideas. Much appreciated!

The cabinet is cherry and was originally built for a projection set, so there is much visible space above. I like the fence post sleeve idea for future reference.

The cabinet also has doors that slide out from the sides, so building a frame on the sides is out. That's why I thought of the bottom-bolt solution. May order one and test it at home, as suggested. 55" TVs are so light these days, it seems viable. If Chief and Walmart have them, it is doable.
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Post 15 made on Sunday February 25, 2018 at 15:40
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I've used the peerless tabletop mount a few times for mantles and what not... works pretty slick, 55" is definitely the largest it would fit.

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