mount flat screen over window?
We want to mount a 52in flat panel over the window next to the fireplace. We have been scouring the internet for any similar installation and after taking bits and pieces from all over, we have come up with a plan.
The tv is new so it's pretty light. The cheetah mount, however, weighs 32 lbs.
We are going to use 3/4" cabinet grade plywood to span the window opening.. from the fireplace on the left to the right window blind. Attach the plywood to all available studs using wood screws (decking screws?) I think the plywood will be cut almost as tall as the tv itself, giving us plenty of stud screws.
We will then mount the mount itself using 1/4 x 3 toggle bolts where there aren't any studs (right side of mount) and 3 x 3/8 lag bolts where there are studs. (left side-directly to the left of that left window.)
Basically, the left side of the mount will be mounted to the plywood -and- studs and the right, just to plywood.
Does this sound ok? Any advice appreciated!