Ten Very Scary DIY AV Installations

Happy Halloween! For most folks, ghosts, goblins, and zombies tend to give us a fright during this time of year. But, if you’re an integrator, DIY installs that you’ve resurrected probably still haunt your dreams.

In the spirit of the scariest time of year, we’ve rounded up some of the most cringe-worthy (and often just plain funny) AV installations that we’ve seen over the years. These guys may think they’re getting by, but they’re certainly not getting it right.

1. A Nice Little Custom Cabinet

Custom cabinet

Photo Source: https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/10-hilariously-bad-home-diy-projects#slide-8

“They said it would fit!”

2. We’ll Give This One an A for Creativity

Photo Source: https://www.cepro.com/slideshow/image/7054/

Photo Source: https://www.cepro.com/slideshow/image/7054/

“Everything is NOT awesome.”

3. Let’s Hope No One Walks Under This

string mount

Photo Source: https://www.cepro.com/slideshow/image/7057/

“Seems legit…”

4. Or This…

string mount 2

Photo Source: https://www.cepro.com/slideshow/image/7061/

“Soccer fans would understand…”

5. Now Here’s A More Secure Option

organic mount

Photo Source: https://cheezburger.com/4544497664

“Coming soon: 100% Organic mounts”

6. …You Had One Job

fan projector

Photo Source: https://cheezburger.com/8142514432

Be cool, or entertained…the choice is yours.”

7. When Wiring Looks Like Spaghetti…

wire nest

Photo Source: https://johnsciacca.webs.com/apps/blog/show/16852621-installation-nightmares-9-professional-horror-stories

“We’re going to need you to replace some CAT5 today…”

8. I Swear I Got This Under Control!

lego 1

What could go wrong…?

9. What’s the Problem?

what could go wrong

Photo Source: https://www.electronichouse.com/slideshow/category/7176/1076

“Why is our internet so slow…?”

10. We’re Not Sure This is Legitimately Weatherproof….


“The idea is there…”

Integrators: What’s the most ridiculous DIY mess you’ve fixed? Tell us your tales below!