We finally unpacked our soundbar. After being here several months, we know we want to put it on the wall, but there’s one small catch: we lost the mounting brackets in the move.
I wanted 2”x3” angle brackets, but I couldn’t find them at the hardware store and I was in too much of a hurry to lose time hunting for something I could make from what’s available here and now, so I bought 3”x3” and went with it.
For this project, I knew I wanted roughly 2”x3”, but the 3” was the most important part and the hardware came that way. The rest I could just make up as I go - I didn’t measure anything from here out, just eye and cut…but I did screw the brackets to a scrap board to help them come out somewhat symmetrical.
Hand drilled, 1/4” diameter, not perfect but not terrible; these won’t be seen so I’m not putting time into perfection.
Hack saw got old quick. The board was rounded so it was hard to hack. I changed tactics and just ran a jig saw straight through everything to get what I wanted done quick.
I removed the screws holding the feet in place, just to see if there was a better way. The feet had an arch between the corners and would have made very little contact with my brackets - I was concerned vibration from the sound may cause it to fall over time.
I happened to have some adhesive backed Velcro strips in my tool box from another project. I had to trim them down ever so slightly, but the L brackets fit into the recessed grooves perfectly.
First try…accidentally put the Velcro on the wrong side of the L bracket. It peeled without too much trouble which is cool now, but may mean it’s not going to hold up well over time.
I Velcro’d the brackets to the soundbar and held it to the wall. I moved it until it looked nicely spaced and centered, and then marked the tops and bottoms of the two brackets. Next I set down the bar, held the brackets in between the marks, and marked the wall to drill for anchors.
The rest is pretty much self-explanatory…or at least, doesn’t relate much to making new soundbar brackets :)
I’ll be curious to see how this whole thing holds up - my family can be pretty rough on things, so I usually learn quickly if one of my designs isn’t structurally sound.
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