Photos (sorry too "big" to upload here) I am working on a project to install a heavy duty robotic mantel mount. Now I have gotten the walls open I can start seeing what needs to be done.
For this mount I have very little tolerances. I will be reframing one vertical stud for sure. What I am less sure about is how to deal with this top vertical one.
This mount needs 6 inches clearance from the mantel. Which would give me a very slender mantel.
My questions are
- These are non load bearing right? If they are, I should hire a pro.
- Can I just cut away one section of horizontal beams? They will be replaces with a metal brack the mount comes with.
- a pair of studs can support 200+ lbs with leverage, or should I add a second support stud?