Question Mounting Full Motion Bracket Onto Drywall / Studs 24" Apart

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  1. Patty37

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    Hi,

    I recently bought this TV mount. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MS4N45A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I'm looking to mount a Sony KDL42W829B TV. It weighs just under 12kg.

    My problem is that the mount requires to be mounted to the wooden studs behind the drywall. However their bracket only fits onto studs that are 16" apart and mine are 24".

    Does anyone have a solution to this? I was thinking I could attach one side of the mount to a stud using the 2 x lagbolts supplied only. Then the other side using 4 x GripIt Fixings (GripIt Plasterboard Fixings (Dia)25mm, Pack of 4 | Departments | DIY at B&Q).

    Would this work? I'm just a little concerned about the force caused when we need to swivel or move the TV on the mount.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated as I'm quite a DIY / Wall Mounting novice.

    Thanks folks!
     
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    you should get a piece of 3/4 inch thick plywood. Cut it to span the studs, maybe go as wide as 26 inches. And cut it at least as tall as the bracket plus 2 inches.

    Mount the plywood to the studs and the bracket to the plywood...finished lets get a beer!!
     
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    Thanks Brien. What kind of screws / bolts would you recommend?
     
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    Forgive me being so tardy Patty37.

    The plywood can be nailed directly with a 12d nail or using a 3 inch exterior type screw.

    The tv mounts usually come with the proper sized mounting hardware.
     

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