The TV-above-the-mantel situation can sometimes feel unavoidable — you want a spot that offers the best view from multiple angles without creating a major eyesore. House*Tweaking  blogger Dana Miller championed this decorating conundrum with a clever solution: creating a seamless TV wall with horizontal tongue-and-groove planks! Since the planked wall covers the remote sensor on the TV, Dana and her husband installed a radio frequency receiver in the media cabinet and an infrared transmitter on the TV. To avoid trapping the TV permanently, they made the bottom plank removable. Brilliant, no?
Though Dana has plans for transforming the unstained wood, we love how the built-in adds an architectural feature to the room. Talk about a wow-worthy focal point! Check out House*Tweaking  for more details on how to snag this setup for your home.