Hey everyone, first time poster here so don't kill me if this is in the wrong section or I sound like an idiot. I did my research, but couldn't find anything on my particular situation.
So heres my conundrum. I'd like to use an articulating wall mount (that I already purchased) for my Panasonic Viera 65" VT50. The wall that I'm mounting this TV too is 63 inches wide, and the TV itself is approximately 59" wide <- I know, a little overkill, but I wanted a big TV and this is literally the only place that it can go.
My problem is, with how the studs are spaced (16") and the overall width of the wall, unless the articulating wall mount I use has a back plate or mounting plate that is 32-33" wide, I won't be able to have TV securely mounted to 2 studs <- which is ofcourse a no go. Not to mention, I've been looking for an articulating wall mount for a 65" TV with a 30'+ back plate and I can't find them anywhere, Yet I can find them that wide in the fixed - tilt only setup all day.
BUUUUUT, something I just discovered is that the way this one particular wall is setup is there is the 1/2 thick sheet of dry wall, then a 3/8 slab / plank / sheet of wood that spans the entire wall, and then the studs behind that ofcourse. So it goes Sheetrock, 3/8 slab of wood, then studs
Given that the TV weighs apprx 98lbs according to Panasonic, could I get away with two lag bolts (top and bottom) securing the TV mount to the one stud it can hit, and then use something else to secure the rest of the mount in multiple spots to the 3/8 thick slab off wood thats between the drywall and the studs? I can't help but think the 3/8 piece of wood could do the job if its being anchored into multiple times in multiple spots, and a decent part of the weight or strain is picked-up by the two lag bolts into the stud.
If the above can't work, then I'll simply have to go with the flat mount setup with the tilt option... unless anyone knows of a place that sells the articulating mount with a 30" back plate. Or I can always open up the wall..... which I would love to avoid at all costs.
Any thoughts ? And thanks in advance for any help or ideas you send my way