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Question Floating wall shelf at least 1237mm long to hold 24kg tv?

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  1. zamwessell

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    I am thinking of buying the Panasonic 55CX802B.It's dimensions with the stand are 1237mm wide and 246mm deep.It weighs 24kg with stand.The stand for the tv is too wide for my AV unit and i am struggling to find a wall bracket suitable as the tv will be placed in front of a window.

    I could place a floating shelf about 35cm below the window sill that would sit just above the top of my AV unit.

    I would want the tv to be as flush to the wall as possible as i intend to add a projector screen to drop in front of it at a later date

    Can anybody recommend a shelf or custom shelf making service that would be suitable? I would also prefer if i could paint it the wall colour too.I also would not mind if the shelf measures the full width of the end wall which is 2400mm

    Thank you.
     
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    Find a local carpenter or joiner to quote for the job.
    Or could you DIY a wider shelf to fix to the top of your av unit? As long as your AV unit is wide enough to spread the load. Aesthetically it depends on the av unit I suppose.
     
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    Or a back piece fixed to the av unit that has a wall bracket for the TV
    You'd need to consider weighting the base of the av unit if not already sufficiently heavy
     
  4. zamwessell

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    I remembered i actually have 2 Duraline floating wall shelves that i bought 7 years ago from Homebase.I have never used them.They still make them:

    Duraline Floating Shelf - Pale Oak - 120 x 25cm

    They are 1200mm each so the 2 side by side would perfectly fit the width of the room.

    I wondered if i could custom drill holes in the fixing to use these with:

    DeWalt Blue-Tip Concrete Screwbolt Hex Head 10 x 120mm Pk25 | Masonry Bolts | Screwfix.com

    I have some left over that i have been using to fix some Ikea Besta Burs wall media units for my bluray collection.

    I will be fixing into dot and dab foam backed plasterboard/breeze block.

    Would i be correct in saying the 2 shelves together would spread the load of the tv weight equally if the tv is placed centrally?

    This is the stand the tv sits on when you buy it:

    Panasonic rear.jpg

    The depth of the shelves is more or less the exact depth of the tv with stand.
     
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    Due to the wall being dot & dab I would recommend rigifix fixings, you can buy them on ebay in any quantity you need. I have used them on 2 wall brackets and they seem bomb proof!
     
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    Thanks.I'll take a look
     

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