Build Your Own Projector Ceiling Mount

Build Your Own Projector Ceiling Mount – I got a new projector a few days ago and I need to mount it. My original idea was to put a shelf and set the projector on it, but I didn’t want to sacrifice wall space. I’ve seen a few adjustable ceiling mounts on Amazon, but most of them either looked too cheap or expensive (no middle ground). I had a cheap one for my last projector and I found that every time I used the projector I needed to re-aim and re-focus it. So I decided I could do better.

Unfortunately, I didn’t want to take step by step pictures, but the concept is pretty simple. I screwed a piece of plywood to my ceiling and hung an aluminum angle from it via 4 carriage bolts. The angle is attached to the projector using nuts inset into the projector for use with mounting brackets. The 4 wing nuts allow me to raise and lower each corner so I can bend it in 4 directions. It doesn’t allow for rotation, but I don’t really need to rotate my projector and my previous ceiling mount was out of alignment.

Build Your Own Projector Ceiling Mount

You may want to double the wing nuts (one above and one below each angle) to ensure the angle between the wing nuts is tight. I had some issues with the corners not being down when I was adjusting mine because the projector isn’t that heavy. I continued to push it down while adjusting it and it was fine.

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While you’re doing all this (or do it in a different room) you’ll probably want to wrap your projector in plastic or put it in its box. Projectors are very sensitive to dust and you don’t want to break your new toy before you get it on the ceiling.

M3 bolts for mounting the projector to the angles are fairly standard and should work with most projectors, but you should check yours first. I googled the name of my projector and found someone on a forum who posted the correct size for my projector. If all else fails, take your projector to a hardware store and test different sizes until you find the right one. Hi everyone! I’ve been a longtime fan of the site and forum here, but I’ve mostly been lurking – focusing on stuff I can’t afford.

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I’m in a finished basement – somewhere between 7′ and 8′ – with a 92″ screen about 10′ away. It’s perfect for my humble home. The problem is I can’t get my projector close to the ceiling. I’ve tried both wall mount and ceiling mount. When I had the projector Since then, I’ve been dealing with moderate horizontal and vertical keystone, but I’m used to it. I know I have to be creative if I want to position my projector close to the ceiling to avoid projecting up. Long story short, I hang my BenQ W1070 under a shelf. It’s very I think it came out great. The keystone is almost completely removed. I didn’t’ take a picture of the screen, but I do have a picture of the mount that I’d like to share (the holes in the roof need to be touched up – I started late and it was 1am by the time I finished). Build details if anyone wants Ya know, I’m a jigsaw puzzle here I can offer a bita.

Thanks for listening! I know it’s small compared to the builds here, but I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved!

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BIGmouthinDC said: Cool, how did you attach the projector to the shelf? Click to expand… Thanks! I created a template in GIMP using the measurements from the BenQ (user manual page 55 – in millimeters for accuracy) to map out where the mounting holes are. I taped the paper to the shelf and drilled holes for the M4 mounting screws to fit nicely. I used a regular washer stacked on top of a composite washer for support.

This is an old thread, you may not receive a response and may revive the old thread. Please consider creating a new thread. Yesterday I asked about the best way to mount a projector to an electric in one stage. It’s not hard to do, but it can be a little confusing when you try to research it online. The projector industry primarily targets ceiling mounted projectors in a classroom or conference room. Projectors so mounted do not require much adjustment and are not regularly focused like lighting instruments.

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The important thing to understand at the beginning of this conversation is that projectors do not shoot their light directly out. They are engineered to sit on a table and shoot straight across it and into the wall. Some of the field may drop slightly, but in general, the field is almost completely above the lens when sitting on a table or desk.

When you mount a projector to the ceiling in a classroom, the projector is mounted upside down, with the buttons facing down. The projector fills the screen on the wall, even when the projector is at a hanging level. For any given projector, you’ll cycle through four different installation modes. These include ceiling versus table and front-projection versus rear. The more you do this, the better you’ll be at operating the menus upside down and backwards. If you know your projector tilts slightly up or down, consider which of these modes requires the least amount of tipping.

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The next thing to know is that projectors are designed to be mounted. They all have three or four small threaded bolt-holes in their undersides. The exact location and alignment of these holes varies from projector to projector.

In the early 2000s, I used to make my own mounts for projectors. I trace the mounting hole pattern using a piece of paper and transfer it to the 3/4″ plywood. I will build a wooden mount that I can attach to my projector and eventually attach a C-clamp to it.

It is important to build it solidly with thick wood, heavy screws and proper wood-glue. The usual precautions for rated hardware and overhead scenarios are applied in any way to be flown.

A typical do-it-yourself mount looks like this when I built them a long time ago. Read on for better solutions.

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The combination of wood and electrical appliances may bother some techies, and there are now other good options available (keep reading). I recommend a factory-built, all-metal solution. This sort of rig is usually used in the lighting bay, where it’s not over anyone’s head. I could have hung it with a catwalk below it or a low boom-arm. It is important to place the sides of the unit for ventilation. A full wooden box can cause the projector to overheat.

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Not trying to sell this particular model, but these are great photos that show how this solution works.

This is one of the best out-of-the-box solutions for mounting a projector. It will probably run you $80 to $100. This is a projector mount designed to be mounted to a truss. It has two U-bolts on it that are perfect for mounting under a pipe. It has four adjustable spider-legs that bolt to the projector. This mount is very easy to adjust from left to right. Up and down, you loosen the U-bolts and bend them onto the pipe itself. It’s not as easy to focus as a lighting device, but it’s a very good out-of-the-box solution. As with any solution, use a security cable.

Screened on June 13, 2019 at the X-10 Theater in Prague. We projected on the back wall, on the ceiling and on the floor of all the cement space. We used the truss mounts shown to quickly and firmly mount our projectors. You can see more of that show here.

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Left: This is a simple projector mount. I found it on It is designed to fit the projector in a classroom or meeting room.

This projector mount is intended for classroom use. You can see that it has four little spider legs. These little arms have adjustable length and they can pivot this way and that way. You will need to reposition them so that they line up with the small mounting bolt-holes on the bottom of your projector. I have modified these types of units in the past and added a lighting C-clamp to them. Always use a safety cable. Hardware ratings and an understanding of stage rigging principles are essential if you are going to mount this type of overhead.

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