Welcome back to my blog post series on building our entertainment center. I hope you’re enjoying the progress!
Right here we mounted our tv on the wall, slightly above the countertop. We found tv wall mount brackets on Amazon (by visiting this link, you support my blog. Thank you!).
The tv is low enough that the wires aren’t super obvious. The wiring feeds down into the desk grommet immediately below it… The wiring then goes directly to the cable and electrical outlet. Our bottom outlet plug is hooked up to the light switch so we will be using that for the under shelf lighting, and a surge protector for the other outlet so we can plug in all of the other devices.
Adding the grommets was key to organizing the wires under the tv. We bought (3) 2″ desk grommets and a 2″ forstner bit for $25.90 for this project.
The bit drilled a 2″ hole in the countertop and through the top of the cabinets. It was helpful to not have the countertop screwed in/glued on to do this, but not necessary.
We may eventually close off the electrical outlet in the back and screw the cable plate in, but we’re still trying to figure out the best option for them. It seems like the electrical outlet would need to be pulled out and we don’t want to mess with that. I also don’t like the mess of wires we’ve got. I need to organize them all. Any ideas?
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Cabinet Base
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Countertop
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Painting and Distressing
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Bookshelves
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Lighting
- Built-in Entertainment Center: Final Reveal