I'm attaching a TV mount (1/8" thick slotted plate) to a wall that is 1" soft wood (redwood?) paneling over what I suspect are 3.5" redwood studs. The studs seem to be square. The mount takes five fasteners (3 in one stud, 2 in the next).
From what I've read the bolts should go 1.25" - 1.5" into the stud so I was thinking I would use 2.5" long, 5/16" diameter lag bolts. To my surprise, the mount came lag bolts that are 3.5" long and 1/4" in diameter.
So, wise folk who use more fasteners than I do:
- Would you use lag bolts or a structural screws?
- How long?
- Do you have a preferred brand? (please don't say Everbilt)
- If a lag bolt, what metal and diameter?