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Now you can easily pull a flat screen TV off the wall, suspend it at eye-level in front of the fireplace & swivel it left or right. Read more

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Now you can easily pull a flat screen TV off the wall, suspend it at eye-level in front of the fireplace & swivel it left or right.

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Looking Up is a Pain in the Neck. Literally.

Placing a TV above a fireplace moves the image you’re trying to watch well above eye level. Think back to the last time you went to the movie theater and had to sit in one of the front three rows. Chances are you walked out of the theater with a stiff neck. Cranking your neck into an unnatural position for an extended period of time is going to cause temporary discomfort. Worse, doing so day after day, even for short periods of time can have lasting effects such as chronic headaches. With MantelMount, you'll avoid that altogether.

The Perfect Angle. The Clearest Picture.

An LCD screen is essentially made up of tiny, shuttered windows. These windows open and close in order to let the TV’s backlight through to create the image. The problem with this otherwise-excellent display, is a very limited viewing angle. If you move too far left or right, up or down, the image loses brightness. Plasma TVs often lose brightness too due to filters that are put into place by the manufacturer. And then there’s the issue of anti-glare treatments, which don’t work properly unless you view the TV from straight on. MantelMount solves all that too!

Solid Construction. Easy to Install.

MantelMount’s patent-pending construction combines high-quality automotive pistons with lightweight alloys and state-of-the-art counterbalance technology, for a mount that's built to last! That's why we offer a 3-year replacement warranty with every order. (And also why we're sure you'll never need it). Additionally, anyone who can install a standard flat screen TV mount, can just as easily install a MantelMount.

You've Never Seen Anything Like It Before!

Other professional grade flat screen TV mounts that only offer tilt or swivel can cost anywhere from $500 to $900. MantelMount not only offers tilt and swivel but also allows you to easily pull the TV down off the wall and position it in front of the fireplace at eye level. And you can just as easily push it right back up. That's something you just don't get from those other mounts. Even better, MantelMount comes at a fraction of the cost!

Imagine you're laid back on your couch with a couple buddies watching the big game, and they're all asking about the sleek, adjustable TV mount you have so sturdy above your mantle. Well - here's what you can tell them about your new, prized entertainment possession: “It’s got the perfect view, every time.”

See It In Action...

"MantelMount! You guys rock. Ive got it up and I'm loving it. Thank you SOOOOO much! My wife is stoked. No hole in the wall. Yay!!!! Thanks so much again."

Scott E. - July 24, 2014

"We have the Mantle Mount up and is holding a 60" LCD. I like it a lot... it lowers very easily and raises up equally as easy. This mount is definitely a good deal. WE love ours, it was not hard to install at all."

Mariea - Jan 28, 2014, AVS Forum

"I feel the MantleMount is a great product. I've raised/lowered mine probably 15 times in the past 2 months and it works great. I've got a 70" Sharp which weighs about 90 pounds and the mount handles it fine." 

Name Withheld - Jan 30, 2014, AVS Forum

MantelMount is as easy to install as any other standard flat screen wall mount. Check out the video below to see just how easy it can be. You can also download our Installation Guide

Maybe you want to have the go-to house for sports games and movie nights. Maybe you just want one for yourself at a great price. Or maybe you simply want to help Brian (the inventor) quit his boring day job to make his dream a reality.

Whatever your reason, by supporting the MantelMount Kickstarter campaign, you’ll enable the MantelMount team to lower manufacturing costs through increased production, while expanding operations and extending marketing reach. This will help us offer MantelMount at an affordable price to a much wider audience.

After this Kickstarter campaign ends, MantelMount will regularly sell for $389, but with the rewards below you can get one for almost 50% off!

 "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  -- Brian Litrell

According to Kickstarter, a Stretch Goal is a funding target set by the project creator beyond the original Kickstarter goal. We'd love to reach all our Stretch Goals through this Kickstarter campaign. (That would be awfully sweet!). More importantly, we wanted to share our future business plans and funding goals so you can get a sense of where we're going...

Risks and challenges

THE GOOD NEWS:
Unlike many Kickstarter projects, MantelMount has already been engineered, tooled & manufactured, with installation manuals written and packaging in place. We were diligent in researching and selecting our manufacturing partner and it has paid off. In fact, we’ve placed and received 2 separate manufacturing orders where our Quality Assurance testing yielded exceptional results and our initial customers remain very happy. We currently have 450 units in our warehouse ready to deliver, with more on the way. Additionally our manufacturing partner is prepared to quickly turn around many more units as necessary based on additional Kickstarter sales.

MANUFACTURING:
If we have the best problem of all, and we get an overwhelming-well-beyond-our-wildest-dreams-over-the-top number of backers, we will be scaling up to fulfill oodles of orders as quickly as possible - while keeping our product integrity high. Aside from the fact our manufacturing partners are praying we have such a problem, it would mean we'd have to scale up very quickly. If a batch of parts fails QA testing there could be a delivery impact. The good news is Quality Assurance is important to us, and our manufacturing partner has already proven to delivery high quality goods.

TRANSPORT:
Our product will arrive by boat from China. If a container gets stuck at the dock it can impact our delivery date. There’s no pushing customs.

STRIKES:
While unlikely, it's possible to see government, labor or dock worker union strikes, and if that happens everything comes to a grinding halt. Frankly, in that scenario, we won’t be the only ones with a forced fulfillment delay.

ACTS OF GOD:
Wacky weather, earthquakes, alien invasions, locusts, can all impact our ability to deliver on time. It happens. Maybe not the locusts so much, but anything is possible :)

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FAQ

  • Unfortunately no... That's because shipping costs vary by destination. So before we ship your unit, your final pledge will need to include the appropriate shipping charges. For instructions on how to add shipping to your pledge, click one of the FAQ's immediately below.

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  • TO ADD SHIPPING WHEN FIRST MAKING YOUR PLEDGE:

    1) Click the green button labeled "back this project,"
    2) Scroll down the page to select your pledge level,
    3) Scroll back to the top of the page and enter the total of the pledge you selected plus your shipping charges in the green box.
    4) Press "continue" at the bottom of the page

    For a single unit shipped to the US add $49. For shipping to Canada add $75. For shipping charges to other countries, send an email to contact@mantelmount.com.

    FOR EXAMPLE: If your pledge level is $229 for a single MantelMount and you are based in the U.S., then your shipping charge is $49. So you would enter a total pledge amount of $278 ($229 + $49) on the top of this screen. If you are in Canada, shipping for a single MantelMount unit is $75 U.S.

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  • TO MODIFY YOUR EXISTING PLEDGE TO ADD SHIPPING:

    Click this link for instructions: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mantelmount/own-a-flat-screen-tv-mantelmount-is-for-you/posts/956785

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  • We will ship anywhere in the world at what it costs us to ship, although it can get quite expensive due to weight and size of the package. Just email contact@mantelmount.com, tell us where you'd like us to ship to, and we'll get you the shipping cost.

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  • If you have technical or other questions and would like to expedite an answer and have us reply to you directly, email us at contact@mantelmount.com, or fill out the form on the following web page: http://mantelmount.com/contact/

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  • Yes, we have 3 year limited liability warranty. MantelMount has been manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards. This limited warranty offered by MantelMount covers defects in material or workmanship in new MantelMount units. This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. Only consumers purchasing MantelMount products from MantelMount may obtain coverage under our limited warranty. MantelMount warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship as follows: We will replace at no charge for parts only or, at its option, replace any product or part of the product that proves defective because of improper workmanship and / or material, under normal installation, use, service and maintenance. If MantelMount is unable to provide a replacement and repair is not practical or cannot be made in a timely fashion, MantelMount may elect to refund the purchase price in exchange for the return of the product.

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  • Yes we have a 90-day Money back guarantee. You have 90-days to receive a full-refund, less shipping and handling to return the unit, if you aren’t satisfied.

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  • The MantelMount is designed for TVs at least 48 inches (diagonal measure).

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  • TVs weighing between 40 and 100 pounds.

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  • Wood Stud Frame installation is standard. If you have a brick or concrete wall you will need to purchase wall anchors suitable for your wall type.

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  • When raised the MantelMount angles 9 degrees and when lowered it it is angled at 2 degrees.

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  • The MantelMount can lower your television up to 24".

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  • The back of the TV will extend up to 15 inches from the wall.

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  • Only an inch or so, but you will need an additional 3-8 inches between your mantel and MantelMount depending on the size of your mantel. Please refer to the installation manual.

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  • We have customers who place the center speaker on the wall behind the top of the TV. The TV is tilted in the up position so often there is a space large enough to accommodate a speaker.

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  • We have customers who do not attach the heat sensitive handles. If you forego the handles you will have space for the sound bar. However, you will need to move your TV by actually grasping the television.

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  • You may already have a plastic wire loom or split cable tubing, but if not, cable routing boxes are included with this product.

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  • Surface mount cable covers can be purchased at Home Depot in a variety of colors and sizes.

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  • Just email us! contact@mantelmount.com - We're happy to answer your questions. You're going to LOVE MantelMount.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    8 backers

    Not only will you become one of our best friends, but Brian the inventor will send you a personalized thank you note.

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    Pledge $19 or more

    0 backers

    You'll receive a personalized thank you note from Brian as well as a photo of Brian leaving his day job (Brian can quit his day job if we reach our stretch goal of $500K!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $49 or more

    3 backers

    You'll receive the MantelMount baseball cap, and the MantelMount coffee mug once the Kickstarter campaign closes, as well as a personalized thank you note from Brian, and photo of Brian leaving his day job (Brian can quit his day job if we reach our stretch goal of 500K!)

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $199 or more

    250 backers All gone!

    You will be the FIRST to receive your MantelMount unit. This unit will normally sell for $389. All units purchased at this exclusive price will ship September 2014. Add $49 for shipping within Continental U.S. and $75 to Canada.

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $229 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    You will be among the FIRST to receive your MantelMount unit. This unit will normally sell for $389. All units purchased at this exclusive price will ship September 2014. Add $49 for shipping within Continental U.S. and $75 to Canada.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $229 or more

    4 backers All gone!

    You will be amongst the first to receive your MantelMount unit. This unit will normally sell for $389 All units purchased at this exclusive price will ship December 2014. Add $49 for shipping within Continental U.S. and $75 to Canada. Shipping costs to other countries will vary.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $229 or more

    184 backers Limited (16 left of 200)

    You will be among the FIRST to receive your MantelMount unit. This unit will normally sell for $389. All units purchased at this exclusive price will ship September 2014. Add $49 to your pledge for shipping within Continental U.S. and $75 to Canada.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $249 or more

    8 backers Limited (492 left of 500)

    You will receive your MantelMount unit at a substantially lower price than others. This unit will normally sell for $389. All units purchased at this exclusive price will ship December 2014. Add $49 for shipping within Continental U.S. and $75 to Canada. Shipping costs to other countries will vary.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    2 backers

    Receive 3 MantelMount units at this multi-unit value price. Three units will retail for $1,167. Add $99 for shipping within Continental U.S. and $150 to Canada.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)