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How should I mount a TV stand on a wall covered in drywall? Should I trenail it to the wall?

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I wouldn't hang my TV from the drywall. You really should put it in a stud.

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    +1 ... definitely should hit a stud ... even the flatscreen TV's are pretty weighty when it comes to drywall, it would probably eventually tear through the drywall.
    – user45
    Oct 15, 2010 at 13:52
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    Get an inexpensive stud finder or try using a knuckle or a small finish nail to find the studs.
    – BrianK
    Oct 15, 2010 at 18:04
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    Depending on weight of the TV, you'll want to use at the very least something like a #10 2" screw into the studs. Often the wall mounts will come with even bigger lag screws (with a hex head) and again, those go into the studs.
    – gregmac
    Oct 24, 2010 at 17:50
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    You MUST use a stud!!! End of story.
    – Bill
    Oct 18, 2011 at 23:07

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