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Hi!

I wasnt sure where to post this so excuse me if I selected the wrong area.

I currently got my projector on top of some boxes that are on top of an entertainment 5 tier rack.

Of course this looks ugly so I wanted to find a way to install it nicely and very cheaply.


The closest Stud is not where I wanted it to be in order to align with the screen so I though I would do some sort of ceiling mounted shelf instead of a regular ceiling mount.

I would like this to be vertically adjustable so that I can slightly move the projector higher or lower in reference to the screen which would make it a lot easier to align with the screen.

I am hoping someone has some ideas with parts that I can find at HD or Lowes and that are easy enough for a non DIY guy like me.


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Originally Posted by Luis Gabriel Gerena /forum/post/15448135


Hi!

I wasnt sure where to post this so excuse me if I selected the wrong area.

I currently got my projector on top of some boxes that are on top of an entertainment 5 tier rack.

Of course this looks ugly so I wanted to find a way to install it nicely and very cheaply.


The closest Stud is not where I wanted it to be in order to align with the screen so I though I would do some sort of ceiling mounted shelf instead of a regular ceiling mount.

I would like this to be vertically adjustable so that I can slightly move the projector higher or lower in reference to the screen which would make it a lot easier to align with the screen.

I am hoping someone has some ideas with parts that I can find at HD or Lowes and that are easy enough for a non DIY guy like me.


Regards

What about getting some adjustable height shelf standards for the wall and using shelf brackets with them. Lowes sells a bent metal plate that you run horizontally and the shelf standards hang off of this bent plate. This allows you to hit two or three studs with the bent plate. The standards can then be slide horizontally right or left so that the projector shelf can be centered with the screen. Lowes calls it hang track: www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=212131-1469-0121-40WT&lpage=none


I liked the idea and made my own piece of bent plate and use Lowe's shelf standards and Lowes 16" shelf brackets. Made an 18" deep shelf out of 3/4" MDF and covered the edges with trim.
 

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I'm not happy with my ceiling mount and was also thinking of making some kind of ceiling shelf.


Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
 

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Thanks mjg100.

I actually need it to hang from the ceiling as their is a decoration that borders the whole room so placement against the back wall wont work.

I really need to post a pic to show the situation better. :)
 

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Thanks mjg100.

I actually need it to hang from the ceiling as their is a decoration that borders the whole room so placement against the back wall wont work.

I really need to post a pic to show the situation better. :)

Why not just use a ceiling mount? You can have a board made with trim around it and fasten it to the ceiling. Board can be made big enough so that it hits on some joists. Then you can use a regular projector ceiling mount attached to the board
 

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How about using some threaded rods. 4 rods going through the corners of your shelf will give you some vertical adjustment capability. It would depend on where your joists are located as to how you would connect the rods to the ceiling.
 
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