I would like to mount a 65" led TV on a wall where I can only hit a single stud - the studs are 24" apart and the TV weights approx 75lbs.
This particular mount can extend 2FT out from the wall, and will be used in that way. We'll tilt the TV so that it actually sits kitty-corner in the room corner. I've looked for corner mounts but cannot find one which accommodates the 24" stud spacing.
The layout of the wall goes like this from left to right
window -> stud1 -> stud2 -> corner of the room
stud2 is 24" from the corner and stud1 is 24" from stud2, leaving 9" between stud1 and the window.
Lag the TV mount into stud2 with 2 lag screws and use toggle bolts for the remaining holes. I fear this plan would end in my tv being smashed and my wall ripped apart.
I have a sheet of 3/4 oak plywood - I could cut a 12-14" wide strip and mount that from the window to the corner, and then mount the TV to that plywood. Using this plan I could hit stud1, stud2, and probably a stud near the window itself.
Will plan 2 support the weight of the TV at full extension? If so I have a couple more questions
- Should I lag the mount through the plywood into the stud where that is possible?
- How should the TV mount be secured to the plywood? large wood screws? Or would it be preferable to use toggle bolts through the plywood?