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Advise on building a monitor mount
« on: April 21, 2009, 07:03:41 pm »
Hello,
  I'm building a cabinet based off of the Ultimate Arcade II plans, and I'm putting a WG 9800 monitor in it.  Of course I started the finish before I built the mounts for the monitor.  Since the thing weighs 90+ lbs, I don't trust  using MDF for the mounts, so I'm just using a 2x4.  Since I do not want to add more screws through the side of the cab, I ripped a 27" piece of the 2x4 at 2 1/4" to raise the monitor to the center of the opening.  I'll  attach both ends to sections of a 2x4 running the remaining depth of the monitor shelf with 3" wood screws pre-drilled and countersunk to help keep it from splitting.  This will be attached to the monitor shelf with 1 1/4" screws countersunk up through the bottom of the shelf.

  On the monitor there are two metal rails that support the electronics with a section about a 4" long before it angles up under the tube.  I was thinking about gluing pieces of wood under them to add support.

Then there is the top rail.  Since I do not want to connect it to the sides of the cabinet, I was thinking of connecting it to the bottom piece with a 1" thick piece of wood on each side just to hold it in place.  Then connect it to the boards running the length of the monitor shelf with a thicker piece of lumber as close to a 45 degree angle as I can get to support it and support the weight it may have since the shelf is at a slight angle.  Everything held in place with liquid nails too.

So I wanted to get the opinions of the more experienced to see if this sounds like a decent plan, not enough, or overkill and I should leave out a piece or two.

Thanks,

-Patrick

P.S.  I tried searching the forums to no avail, so if this has been discussed before feel free to just point me to another thread.

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Re: Advise on building a monitor mount
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 03:41:58 am »
For my project I glued mdf blocks to the side of my cab and have my monitor, which I created mount for, sits on it.



Unfortunately I don't have any good pics showing my setup but I can tell you the strength is fine (no screws or nails:D).

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Re: Advise on building a monitor mount
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 12:54:03 pm »
So I'll chalk up my plans as overkill.  I'll keep the bottom setup since it's already built.  So I'll ditch the idea of a support piece down to the base and for the top I'll glue scrap pieces to the side panel and screw the board for the top mount to it.   I have tons of screws left from rebuilding the house so I may as well use them.

Thanks for the info,

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Re: Advise on building a monitor mount
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2009, 10:33:31 pm »
So I'll chalk up my plans as overkill.  I'll keep the bottom setup since it's already built.  So I'll ditch the idea of a support piece down to the base and for the top I'll glue scrap pieces to the side panel and screw the board for the top mount to it.   I have tons of screws left from rebuilding the house so I may as well use them.

Thanks for the info,

I will be doing the same build.  I do not yet have the monitor so it may be a duh once I have it.  Can you explain how you mounted the monitor?  Looking at the picture of the monitor I do not see anything other then a screen and the back end.  What is there to actually secure to?

http://www.wgec.com/products/details.asp?iCat=2&iSubCat=47

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Re: Advise on building a monitor mount
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2009, 02:00:44 am »
So I'll chalk up my plans as overkill.  I'll keep the bottom setup since it's already built.  So I'll ditch the idea of a support piece down to the base and for the top I'll glue scrap pieces to the side panel and screw the board for the top mount to it.   I have tons of screws left from rebuilding the house so I may as well use them.

Thanks for the info,

I will be doing the same build.  I do not yet have the monitor so it may be a duh once I have it.  Can you explain how you mounted the monitor?  Looking at the picture of the monitor I do not see anything other then a screen and the back end.  What is there to actually secure to?

http://www.wgec.com/products/details.asp?iCat=2&iSubCat=47

The monitor is secured to what ever you want to secure it to via brackets that are around the glass/screen itself.

You can see what I did here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=79934.0