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Plasma mount on timber board?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by lisag, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. lisag

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    I can't mount it on the matelpiece as planned as it is too high up and looks stupid :zonked:

    So, I am planning to get a piece of timber fixed into the fireplace opening (its big) and mount the plasma on that.... is this going to be possible?

    How thick will the piece of timber need to be?
    Is it ok placing plasma mount fixings into wood rather than a wall?
    Anyone any good with a drill?

    thanks
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    You won't need much skill with a drill. We use 18mm or 25mm MDF for this, it's easy to work and easy to finish, and loads of stregth. Done it loads of times, no probs at all.
     
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    Really? Great, don't suppose you fancy recommending a bracket?
    As easy and simple as possible - also because of the way my fireplace is built there needs to be a gap of about 1 inch between the back of the plasma and the mdf board, will all brackets have this gap do you think?
    thanks
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    Any bracket will do, none of them have a gap, but most universals come with various spacers, or you could just use longer wood screws and an extra pad of MDF on the wall. This is normal too, we often pack them out if trying to achieve a flush mount in a specially built wall.
    Sorry misunderstood a bit. The brackets we use are 22mm from wall to plasma, a thick washer would take care of the remaining 3mm
     
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    That sounds very do-able, thanks a lot for your quick responses
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    Hi

    Get a picture on here when you have done it..make sure its secure though cause plasma's look rubbish when they have fallen off and smashed into tiny pieces....lol
     
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    :suicide: thanks for that vote of confidence :zonked:
     
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    Dont worry, you will be fine doing it im sure, just make sure you dont do it all on your own, you really need someone to help you as the plasma's are quite sensitive, I put the bracket up on my own but need help when it came to actually mounting it.
     
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    Just been to the timber shop, the best I could get was 18mm plywood, as I wanted a veneer finish - they said it was stronger than MDF - can anyone agree or disagree that it will be strong enough to hold the 37" PW7?

    thanks
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    Strong enough for a 65", no worries
     
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    Hi, pictures now posted on get your plasma'a out for the lads thread... thanks again for your advice :thumbsup:
     

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