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Help: Mount 42'' plasma in a deep, wide cubby

by ebiz1976 / June 24, 2013 8:49 AM PDT

Any advice? I'm trying to mount a 42'' samsung plasma (61 lbs) into a cubby (condo built in 2003 & cubby designed for old school TV).

1) Cubby is: 36 inches across, 30 inches deep (too deep for articulating arms that I've seen) and my stud finder only found studs on the front/outer frame = no studs inside cubby).

2) What do you think? Suggest a mount unit.....

3) What type of a set-up should I rig?


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Build a new frame
by itsdigger / June 24, 2013 8:56 AM PDT

inside the cubby to the dimensions you need . There has to be studs in all corners for the drywall to be attached to. Use the extra space for shelving.

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so there should already be studs
by ebiz1976 / June 24, 2013 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Build a new frame

so there should already be studs in the back corners of the cubby? My stud finder only located the ones in the front. Huh.

What about putting vertical studs along the front of the cubby and then 2 more across those?

thank you!

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The Worlds Your Oyster Dude
by itsdigger / June 24, 2013 9:08 AM PDT

Eat It Up ! There has to be wood in there that the existing drywall is attached to. Use your imagination and create a masterpiece! ...Digger

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Thanks Digger
by ebiz1976 / June 24, 2013 9:18 AM PDT

I've got no skills and less tools...but I'm going to make it happen.

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