September 4, 2016

Put Your Cameras on Display with This $2 DIY Wall Mount

If you want to accent your walls by displaying your beautiful cameras, here's a way to do that without having to shell out a bunch of money.

Last week we came across a nifty little item called the HANGIE, a 3D-printed wall mount that lets you hang pretty much any DSLR camera to a wall. The drawback to it, though, was the price—$21 a pop for a single one, which could get really expensive if you've got a bunch of cameras to put on display.

But after being inspired by the HANGIE, Chris Wirth of 2nd Shot Cameras came up with a DIY wall mount solution that will only cost you $2. All you'll need is a 1.5″ angle bracket, two screws, and a standard 1/4″ mounting screw, which you'll use to mount your camera. The only hairy thing about Wirth's DIY wall mount is that you'll need to use a power drill to make a hole large enough to fit the mounting screw—but even that might not be as big of an issue as cost was for the HANGIE.

Credit: 2nd Shot Cameras
Credit: 2nd Shot Cameras
Credit: 2nd Shot Cameras
In the end, Wirth built 8 wall mounts, and compared the price of building 8 DIY wall mounts to the price of buying 8 HANGIES:

Total cost for eight display mounts? $12.42, which breaks down to just under $1.56 per mount. Compare this DIY option to the commercially available mount which retail at $21 to $25 per mount (that’s a minimum of $168 for eight commercial mounts).

If you have a more beefy camera, this DIY solution can work, too. Wirth explained that he was able to hang larger, heavier cameras by using a 5" bracket drilled into a stud for added support, the total cost of which was under $4.

To learn more about Wirth's DIY wall mount, head on over to his blog    

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Could also have just flipped the L bracket to put the weight back on the wall

September 5, 2016 at 12:20AM

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Film GRIT
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Or using an anchor if you're drilling into drywall.

September 5, 2016 at 3:32PM

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Emil
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I like that NFS has put out this post. It speaks to the hustler in me, but I can't help but to think that the company from the post from last week with the commercial ridiculously priced bracket probably has gotten their feeling hurt.

Oh well. Thanks for hack NFS.

September 5, 2016 at 1:10AM

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JohnJay
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This is average DIY advice, although handy I am not sure why I keep seeing related posts to this bracket hanger idea. Is there really that much worth in writing this article ?

September 6, 2016 at 5:20AM

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