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The No-Cost Way to Mount a Flat-Screen TV - That's a diagram of a French Cleat. Assuming that both beveled blocks of wood are securely mounted to both the wall and the television, this thing can handle the weight just as well as a traditional wall mount for a tiny fraction of the cost. If you need to tilt or swivel your TV, you'll need to buy a manufactured mount. But if you're just looking for a cheap way to hang your flat screen in the living room, this idea works—and it even keeps the…

This little TV-mounting trick is only no-cost if you've got a pile of scrap wood and a few heavy-duty bolts lying around.

Encaixe Francês

A French cleat is a way to hang heavy items onto walls. A single piece of wood is split in two at a angle. Alternatively, two pieces of wood are cut at angles to fit one on top of the other. Use a French cleat for mounting shelves and bookcases on a wall.

When slotted together, a French cleat is one of the strongest, easiest and most affordable ways to hang heavy items onto a wall.

A French cleat is a way to hang heavy items onto walls. A single piece of wood is split in two at a angle. Alternatively, two pieces of wood are cut at angles to fit one on top of the other. Use a French cleat for mounting shelves and bookcases on a wall.

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