The Home Theater Mistake We Keep Seeing Over and Over Again
Hanging flat panel HDTVs over the fireplace. Both professional installers and ergonomic specialists have long discouraged mounting televisions above the fireplace because of the unnecessary stress it places upon the neck and shoulder muscles
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 TV…