|Originally posted by thejoker|
I don't have anything to use to create the countersink.
I've never seen one of those screens _but_
If you're in the US -
Blind nuts for 1/4 inch bolts or slightly smaller are fairly common and should be available at Lowe's/Home Depot or your hardware store.
A "blind nut" - you just drill a hole and the threads of the nut reside in that hole and the nut has a round flange that will grip the back of the board without having to countersink them - However, unless you luck out on thicknesses, you may have to cut off the bolts with a hacksaw to get them the right length -
While a blind nut does stick out a little ( a sixteenth or so?) normally, just snug it up a little into the wood
If you're using say a 1x6 - the dressed thickness is 3/4 x 5 1/2
I would think that would be sufficient to hold 50 pounds if you nail or screw it into multiple studs.
If you have a way of buying and getting home a 10' piece of 1x6 - check for straightness, knots and flaws before buying - have them cut to fit flush with the length of the screen case if you don't have a saw - make them measure carefully (trust me on this one, or you'll be making a trip back)
Cut it off flush with the case, carefully mark where the mounting bolts will go - drill holes, put blind nut on back - check that bolts won't penetrate too far and go into the wall after allowing for bracket thickness -
Do a trial mount of the screen and then remove
Then center and level the 1x6 - Nail or screw the 1x6 to the studs - a 2.5 inch screw is only holding onto 1.25 inches of stud here so don't skimp on screw or nail length
Mount screen to board with bolts
Sit back and watch a movie -
Gonna take more time to buy the 1by, nuts, screws and cut the board off than to mount the screen.
While I've never seen that screen, I read the pdf specs at Dalite and this ought to work.
If you don't have a good way of getting home a long board - two lengths should work fine - go into at least three studs for each piece - the two pieces will be just be a little harder to level and line up -