I'm mounting my tv on the wall at the weekend and want all the cables hidden in the wall but easily accessible. I've found these backplates that I'm looking to use:
The plan is to cut out a section of plasterboard next to the wooden stud, attach a new stud section for the cables to fall down in to as the wall contains insulation material which would make it hard to run cables through, put one of these plates at the top and bottom, then put a new bit of plasterboard there, screw it on to the new stud and the existing one and plaster over it.
I've drawn up in AutoCAD before and after - legend:
- Green: Plasterboard
- Blue: Stud
- Red: TV
- Purple: VESA Mount
- Grey: Backboxes (I'll have to cut a section out of the bottom/top of the backbox to allow the cables through)
The only difficulties I see are: - Screwing the new stud pieces in to place, half under the existing plasterboard. - There may be a noggin across at some point, which I'll have to cut and attach to my new stud.