Flat screen tv stand issue
"SBH" wrote in message
My basement was finished when I purchased my house but it was paneled and
carpeted. I did a refinish by painting the panels, instead of removing
them, new trim, hardwood floors and homemade baseboard heater covers. Upon
refinishing, I think I discovered the method used by the previous owner(s)
of the panel installation, which was 2 x 2 studs liquid nailed to the
masonry walls, then the panel nailed to them. Though I'm not 100% certain
of this, I'm fairly close in believing so.
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.
lag bolts through the studs into the masonry wall if it's solid masonry. if
not, then toggle bolts into the voids in the concrete blocks. in either
case, i'd not trust the glue.