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No, you can not mount the TV the way you have described. Since you want the TV to articulate out from the wall, most of the force will be pull-out instead of shear. The barn boards are not attached to the wall in such a way to support your TV. It's likely you would rip the barn boards right off the wall, or break one where you drill for the toggle bolts. ...


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There are two solutions, both of which you've outlined: 1) Brace two studs with 2x4s and mount the tv to that. This is hit or miss -- stud spacing has to match the bracket spacing, and you need to open the wall up enough to add the new studs and ensure that they are stable and that the metal studs won't buckle. 2) Put a large piece of thick plywood across ...


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