There are three baseboard heaters on three separate walls of the basement. On one wall, at one end of the basement lies one of the baseboard which is 13" in height, 54" in length and 5" width from the wall. I would like to put a new flat screen 52" LCD TV at this end and using a stand would have to be in front of the heater and extended from the wall, which is not appealing to me. Therefore, I would really like to mount it on the wall, but I'm not sure I should rely on the assumption of the supported 2 x 2 studs behind the paneling.
Now the obvious question. Do you think it's fairly safe to mount on the wall? If not, which I assume it isn't, anyone have any ideas which I may be able to use the basement joists for extra support for the wall? I have suspended ceiling if that's an issue, which shouldn't be. I was also thinking of a way to make a stand to aesthetically fit with the baseboard cover, something along the lines of those wall leaning bookshelves. Basically put, I'm just pondering in my head how to tackle this.
All help appreciated.