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Old 04-19-2004, 06:43 AM - Thread Starter
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After gagging to near-death after looking up the price for a ceiling mount for my BenQ 6200 projector, decided to make my own.

In short: A 1/2" thick pine board painted black with 3 holes drilled in it, spaced to allow screws to attach it to my projector.

Got a set of 2 satellite speaker mounts from Wal-Mart for $7.97 - they are the ball-and-joint type so I can angle/position the projector any way I want. Attach one end of the joint to the wooden board 'mount' on the projector, attach the other to the ceiling.

Works perfect, and looks pretty clean and professional as well. And I saved about $193. And I have another joint to mount something else if I'd like.
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Yeah but will it hold my 65kg Sony 1270 up?

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(mine is $5 of 2x8s & $10 of grade 8 bolts)
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Old 04-19-2004, 08:46 AM - Thread Starter
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Hey when your projector is 6 pounds, a satellite mount works great ;)
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I demand PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am such a NOOB at A/V..
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Old 04-19-2004, 10:57 AM - Thread Starter
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I was planning on taking some pics tonight, I'll post them as soon as I can.
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Cieling fan hardware works well too, and may match something in the room if your working in a family room. I have 10' cielings and needed nearly 3' of drop. Cross-joist 'add a fan' hardware lets you set an installation box anywhere you want it, with matching ball/socket hardware and down-rods (with plenty finish options). Fan hardware is also setup for internal wiring, a nice touch. A downrod, 2 balls, and 2 ball-sockets is about $12. $7 more if you need the 'add a fan'.

Here's a pic of mine, with a wood plate. A stainless plate is being cut by a friend.
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Old 04-19-2004, 07:57 PM
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I used the Walmart satellite speaker mounts and plexiglass. It looks awesome, is super inexpensive, and was easy to make.
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:03 AM - Thread Starter
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Ok heres a pic of the mounted projector. I had to replace the piece of wood I used, I planed it down too thin and it warped, so this is a new, unpainted piece. Gonna paint it later when I have the paitience.
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Looks like that will work great for a light weight projector. Good Job! I would only suggest to paint the wood black, so that everything blends in together.

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Old 04-20-2004, 06:34 PM - Thread Starter
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yeah, my original board was black, but it warped (I planed it too thin) so I replaced it with a thicker board. Gonna paint it when I get some exxtra time.
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