Piece of 3/4" plywood about 12 by 18 inches. Cut out the drywall that size and screw the plywood to the studs with sheet metal screws (not drywall screws). Caulk where the ply sticks beyond the drywall and paint. Screw mount to plywood.
Do you mean to screw the mount directly to the drywall and studs with sheet metal screws?I am suggesting twelve of the sheet metal screws. Three near the top left corner (about 1-1/2" apart), three near the top right, the rest spaced out a little more down each side.
Do you guys think this will hold? I will have 8-10 toggle bolts spread out evenly, 4 being through the stud.I was thinking of drilling a 1/2" hole through the drywall and stud, and sending through a nice big toggle bolt to catch the back of the stud. I would install 2 toggles per stud plus about 4 more toggles where there is no stud.re-enforce it?
Toggle bolts expand after they go through the hole. Their wings expand and cannot be pulled back through the hole they were put in through. They will be much more solid than lag bolts will be. Lag bolts are definitely the wrong thing to be using for this.Hi guys ive been confused over metal studs for quite some time now any help would be appreciated.
Ive got metal studs and want to put up shelves and maybe a games console on the shelves, this comes to around 15 lbs. The shelves span 1 stud and have four fixing holes vertically, now im thinking of using either 50mm M6 lag bolts or 75mm toggle bolts.
My main concern with toggle bolts is the size of the hole, once the bolt is through the stud would it not just slip out due to the hugely oversized hole?
Im pretty confident that lag bolts would do the job for the relatively small weight, would anyone else agree?