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Your idea is exactly what I would do and I have mounted hundreds of TVs. I have mounted lots of larger / heavier TVs on drywall only with high quality anchors. Hit that one stud and it will carry the lion's share of the weight, the anchors will just keep it nice and flat. Just make sure you really hit the stud! My suggestions: Don't just trust a ...
Your ceiling drywall is probably not directly attached to any structural members. It is pretty common in newer multistory buildings to put sound damping resilient channel between the two. And there is only enough structural support for the drywall/lights and not any additional loads.
I must say that the "carpenter" son seems to be a bit of a non-professional if the description you gave of the installation is correct. Mounting a cantilever arm as described seems to me like it asking for trouble. Even with a smaller sized TV the cantilever arm, when extended, will put a rather large pull out force on the fasteners in the drywall. To ...
25 years electrical service. I know I'm late in my response. Notch One. Stick it in call it good. Notchy notchy. Dimensional lumber is awesome strong and usually over engineered. If you are removing more than 1/3 of the stud I'd think about it always.
Most screens have both screw-mounts and hang-mounts (loops) built in - the loops often fold if not in use. If your screen does not have the loops then you could add your stick/board to it to get some. Or it may have largish-holes that a chain screw-joint link could be placed through on the end-caps. Use the hang-mounts and chains and screw-joint links as ...
To answer the original question, the studs at either end of the closet will not need to define the dimensions. The stud at either can be screwed in place. Do not use nails. The vibration from setting the nail will break off the keys of plaster that hold the plaster up on the wall. Use enough screws to increase the chances of finding the wood lath to secure ...
The problem that is encountered is when you are installing the partition top plate at the ceiling. If the location of the wall doesn't line up plumb with a joist you will need to install bridging across the ceiling joists first at 16 inch intervals. The bridging will allow you to secure the top plate between two joists so the closet wall can be located ...
If the new wall's top and bottom plates are nailed into ceiling and floor joists, it's self-supporting and does not need a structural connection to the wall it butts up against.
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