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Mounting a 60" plasma to a single thick stud: possible?

post #1 of 8
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I recently purchased a 60" plasma TV (LG 60PN5700 to be precise). I want to mount it on a solid wood exposed column, but it's too narrow to fit a standard low-profile wall mount. It's about 9 inches wide and equally as thick. My question is whether or not it's possible to get a single-stud mount that can withstand the weight of this TV.

The column is in a perfect position for a TV. The center speaker of my stereo system would be directly above the TV, and the previous owner of this condo had a CRT mounted there (you can see the holes from the previous mount in the photo below). I could mount it to another wall in the room, but it would result in a very awkward and inefficient seating arrangement. In that case I'd just leave it on the stand where it is, but I want to have the stand available to fit my turntable (plus it would just look nicer to have it mounted).

Am I out of luck or is there a good solution out there? I've looked around on Monoprice and I haven't found one that looks like it would work, but I am brand new to this whole thing.

post #2 of 8
I think you're stuck searching through the websites of the various mount manufacturers. Try Peerless, Chief, Omnimount, Sanus, Ergotron, others. Calling sales support might be quicker, for each.

I just did a quick Amazon search - a couple no-name brands are there, but I'd have some concerns about quality.

If you can't find a single stud mount for a 60" display, you may consider a ceiling mount - top of the mount pole lagged to a joist, positioned near that wood column.

Your center channel speaker could hang from (or sit above) the TV/mount, looks a little nicer.

I'd probably get on the phone and call the major mount manufacturers directly, to find out if they offer single stud mounts for a 60" display. If you have the $, some will make it for you.

Edit - find the weight of your TV. Doing a google search of "single stud" TV mount 60 gives a bunch of hits, but unknown quality. If it wasn't a special case of articulating single stud, I'd say buy whatever, but you really need something that won't fail.
Edited by Neurorad - 6/21/13 at 6:29am
post #3 of 8
I agree. You need a weight. I had a single stud mount for a much smaller TV and it worked okay. I pulled down on it pretty hard and it seemed pretty stout. I'm pretty sure it was a Peerless, but I bought it locally and can't remember the model or anything.
post #4 of 8
Is that a solid 6X6 Column? If so, mount a board perpendicular to the column and mount the mount to that board.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. LG's website claims the TV weighs 76.1 lbs without the stand. That seems low to me but short of actually weighing the thing, I'll just take their word for it. Thanks for the manufacturer names, I'll check them out and see what they have.
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post

I agree. You need a weight. I had a single stud mount for a much smaller TV and it worked okay. I pulled down on it pretty hard and it seemed pretty stout. I'm pretty sure it was a Peerless, but I bought it locally and can't remember the model or anything.

Assuming that the LG website is correct for weight and the VESA patterns (and why wouldn't it be?), this mount from monoprice should work just fine:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082806&p_id=7846&seq=1&format=2

Your TV has a VESA patter of 400mm x 400mm. I used it to hold my 50PZ950 for about a year which isn't too much lighter and has the same VESA pattern.


post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tip simp1yamazn. I'd prefer a true low-profile mount but that looks close enough.
post #8 of 8
It should be a little closer to the wall than in my picture. I couldn't fully retract it because I had a wall-mounted surge directly behind it.
Edited by simp1yamazn - 6/22/13 at 10:12am
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