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Mounting TV on/under kitchen cabinet

WTF??
12-03-2008, 02:51 PM
I am looking at adding a TV to my kitchen. Does anyone know how large of a TV I can mount under a cabinet- it would have to be on a fold down mount that swivels.
Has anyone mounted one directly on a cabinet instead? I'm considering mounting it right on the pantry door if I can't fit a decent size TV under the cabinet.
Any recomendations for the mount?
How about the TV?
I would definately rather buy a nice TV than the cheapest one I can find. I think 17" would be the minimum acceptable size, but would prefer larger if I can figure out how to fit it in the kitchen.

PFC5
12-03-2008, 05:26 PM
If you measure the distance from the front to back AND from the bottom to the counter top you will see the largest that can fit, with the shorter dimension being required. Then it is just about finding one that size. I think the largest i have seen is about 10" for those under the cabinet designs.

One other thing you should think about is HOW will you get source material TO that display. ;) My wife wanted one but you need an antenna and/or must run a cable to that location and most being outside walls means snaking the wire up through insulation that could get damaged too. We decided it wasn't worth the effort ourselfs when those logistics were taken into account.

WTF??
12-03-2008, 11:14 PM
Here are the measurements-
Wall to front edge of cabinet is 12" (10.5" inside dimension)
counter to bottom of cabinet is 19" (17.75 to frame)
If I mount on pantry, I have a door that is 17" wide

there is no problem getting the signal to any of these locations, mainly wondering about mounting options. i would prefer under cabinet but not if it means 10" screen instead of 20".
Idealy, I will be able to mount 19"+ screen under counter on fold away mount- is it possible?

PFC5
12-03-2008, 11:44 PM
Here are the measurements-
Wall to front edge of cabinet is 12" (10.5" inside dimension)
counter to bottom of cabinet is 19" (17.75 to frame)
If I mount on pantry, I have a door that is 17" wide

there is no problem getting the signal to any of these locations, mainly wondering about mounting options. i would prefer under cabinet but not if it means 10" screen instead of 20".
Idealy, I will be able to mount 19"+ screen under counter on fold away mount- is it possible?

I would not mount a HDTV on a door that would always open/close myself because all that motion and abrupt stops when the door closes could certainly harm it fairly quickly I would think. They are just not made for that kind of abuse.

Under the cabinet is limited to the cabinet depth (of 10.5" in your case), since you would not be able to fold up a 19" display without sticking out 8.5" further than the cabinet even IF you could find such a mount that could be screwed into the display (voids warranty too?).

Don't you have ANY wall free (like where the clock is or something) in the kitchen that you could wall mount the TV and then you could go even bigger and not worry about those issues I mentioned above. ;)

WTF??
12-04-2008, 09:43 AM
No free wall space
I think your math is off- I have 10.5" inside the wood rails in depth (12' wall to cabinet face.) You say a 19" TV will stick out 8.5", but the 19" is measured diagonally, the height of the panal will be much less. I guess you answered the more important part of the question though- I'll take your advice and avoid mounting it on the door of a cabinet. The rest is probably on me, I need to go somewhere and see what they have for mounting brackets and measure TV's to see what my max size is...

PFC5
12-04-2008, 11:03 AM
No free wall space
I think your math is off- I have 10.5" inside the wood rails in depth (12' wall to cabinet face.) You say a 19" TV will stick out 8.5", but the 19" is measured diagonally, the height of the panal will be much less. I guess you answered the more important part of the question though- I'll take your advice and avoid mounting it on the door of a cabinet. The rest is probably on me, I need to go somewhere and see what they have for mounting brackets and measure TV's to see what my max size is...

Your right. It was a long day yesterday. :o

But you have to add the bezel on the top/bottom both so it is best to measure actual displays as the bezel width varies from model to model also. Maybe a monitor that also has the tuners in them would help keep the bezel size to a thinner thickness, but you will have to figure out HOW to mount custom hinges on it without damaging the display too. Maybe go to a local welding shop to have them mount a standard VESA mount that works with the display onto those custom hinges? ;)

Good luck!

WTF??
12-04-2008, 12:38 PM
actually there are fold down/swivel mounts sold at most stores for exactly this purpose- I'm just trying to figure out if anyone has had good luck w/ a particular brand and what allowances I need to make in figuring out max size (height) for the display. I probably just need to talk to someone in the install department of a store...
Thanks for the responses, will post next week w/ what I find

PFC5
12-04-2008, 12:43 PM
Good luck!

maryparker
02-08-2011, 04:44 AM
There are several models of small TVs that are designed for use under a kitchen cabinet. In general, they come with the mounting brackets and hardware that are easy to install with a screwdriver and drill. Using a small LCD under a kitchen cabinet is easily mounted with a ceiling LCD mount that will anchor to the bottom shelf of the cabinet, further reinforcement may be necessary to support the weight of the TV and mount. Alternatively a small wall mount can be used as well.

Rick-F
02-08-2011, 08:07 AM
Here's a 15" already to go under a cabinet . . .

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=under+cabinet+tv&oe=utf8&cid=3998234623642887502&os=reviews

PFC5
02-08-2011, 10:35 AM
Maryparker please stop bringing up old outdated threads since they are dead threads, but you have been posting to old threads as old as 3 years old today. Please check the dates of the last post in a thread that comes up in your serach results. ;)