I think I already talked to him about this but it was last year. I am fairly certain that a ceiling mount would cause me problems. My kids are really rough and seem to just stomp on the wood floors non stop! I actually have a nice unused Chief mount that needs to find a new home.
I took a look at Nick's solution. I am kind of surprised that it worked actually. But, I won't argue with results. Something to keep up my sleeve if I get into trouble.
If I just do a shelf across the room I will need to think about what to do about the small gap because the shelf is already made and there is a 1/2'' gap on either side. We will see.