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Old 06-17-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Sorry if this is poseds in the wrong section. Not sure where to put it.

Can a 32" LCD TV (so not much weight) be directly mounted with the bracket into slatwall?

It seems there is no such slatwall tv mount bracket so we thought of screwing right into the wood. Is the slatwall strong enough to hold the bracket up (if we screw into the wood and not the grooves)? Would the screws need to be big enough to go all the way through the slatwall or can they stop inside of it? Would anchors (not even sure how you would get an anchor in slatwall) be needed?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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How thick is the slat wall?

(for those of you who don't know--slat wall is a wood panel--usually particle board--with long horizontal slots routed into the face--most often seen in commercial applications--designed to hold shelf brackets and hooks,)

If it's 3/4" or 5/8" I believe screws will work--use 1" or 1 1/4" long/

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:53 AM   #3
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Sorry if this is poseds in the wrong section. Not sure where to put it.

Can a 32" LCD TV (so not much weight) be directly mounted with the bracket into slatwall?

It seems there is no such slatwall tv mount bracket so we thought of screwing right into the wood. Is the slatwall strong enough to hold the bracket up (if we screw into the wood and not the grooves)? Would the screws need to be big enough to go all the way through the slatwall or can they stop inside of it? Would anchors (not even sure how you would get an anchor in slatwall) be needed?

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.

I'd say to screw in the middle of the piece away from the groove as the piece is thickest there and if you can find studs in the wall behind the slat wood, screw to those as well. most tv mounts have multiple plate holes that allow multiple connection points along the mounting plate with screws.

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
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yes i had wanted to screw in the center of the slatwall piece (not the thin groove parts). the problem with hitting a stud from there is that its a very specific spot (for retail store).

If there is no stud right in that exact area, will the few mounting screws put in the middle of the slatwall part (thick part) be enough to hold about 30lbs (give or take 20lb for the tv and 10lb for the bracket, i know that is an over-estimate, it is a bit lighter).
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
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as long as the slat wall is nailed/screwed good to the wall then I do not see an issue mounting the bracket to it. you might want to re enforce the slat wall with extra screws into the studs around the area that you mount the tv. To re enforce the slat boards you can buy a nice trim head screw and the fine point screws work for metal studs which is probably what you have in the wall.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #6
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the slatwall was put up by a professional so everything is secure and in place. he did mount standards on the slatwall for heavy duty shelving. so i would assume if the standards being mounted to the wall can hold some heavy weight then a tv bracket with a tv should be able to hold just fine?

i will find out the thickness of it as well because i am curious now.

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