I will be installing some hard wood shelves onto sheet rock.
Shelves will be 61 " long.
One shelf will be supporting a 50 inch TV. (approx.)
How far apart should I space the brackets for the shelf for the TV ?
On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:55:42 AM UTC-4, rbowman wrote:
I agree that you can certainly mount the TV directly to the wall.
It seems he wanted a shelf though, I assume for reasons other than
just sitting the TV on it. The TV bracket to the wall method has
other advantages, typical bracket it's easy to adjust the vertical
height later if you want to. I guess you can do that with shelves
too, depending on the type of shelf.
On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 10:02:06 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
I have a tilting/swiveling mount for my flat screen, based on the location
of the "entertainment center" below it, I could not center the TV mount on
the studs. I used big honking toggle bolts into the 3/4" thick plaster/gyps
um board walls. It ain't going nowhere.
On Friday, July 17, 2015 at 9:26:40 AM UTC-4, trader_4 wrote:
I'll take a guess:
Required placement of shelf is not centered across stud bays. i.e. one end of the shelf is 2" from center of a stud.
Placement of brackets at studs would mean that they could not be centered/spaced evenly from the ends of the 61" shelf. Visually, not so appealing.
I didn't do any layout, that's just off the top of my head, but I think that's the issue.
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