2008-02-13, 04:01 PM
I am getting an entertainment centre that is hard to explain so I will show you a picture of it (as I don't have it yet)
if you go to www.selenefurniture.com
click on wall systems
then click on picture number 3 where it says 'selection-selezione'
the unit that the tv is mounted on is the equivalent of what I'm getting.
I was wondering, since I want to mount my tv to this thing (sony kdl40xbr4), I was wondering if I buy a sanus mount VMAA18 if it the articulation feature will work.
The reason why I ask is because in general it says to mount tv's to studs, but this unit is independent of the wall, as it rests up against the wall. I just want to make sure I can use a sanus wall mount to mount my tv before I fork over the money for one.
2008-02-13, 05:41 PM
Without seeing this thing in person this is what I think.
If this stand doesn't bolt to the existing wall in some way I'd be worried that the articulating wall mount would put the weight to far forward and knock the stand over. I'd be surprised if this stand actually just rested up against the wall. It sounds a little unstable to me. Then again I could be wrong. :)
2008-02-14, 12:14 AM
In my opinion I would say yes, you should be able to mount the Sanus to it. Even though the unit you are getting is independent of the wall itself, there must be some sort of "security" to prevent it from tipping over. Regardless, at the end of the day you are hanging a 40 inch LCD that weighs less than 100 lbs, if the portion of the wall unit is a 1/2" thick, you can use through bolts, nuts and appropriate washers.
If you don't need the TV to tilt, you could (perhaps) mount the TV directly to the wall unit with screws that are long enough and spacers if necessary for cables/venting at the back.
In your first post you talk about articulation though, so that may not work for you.
If you don't feel the wall unit is sturdy enough, you could add a piece of plywood or metal to the back for more security. You may also want some nice big washers on the back so the screws don't pull through.
2008-02-14, 10:09 AM
It rests up against the wall or attaches to it?
I would avoid the articulating mount. It could tip the unit over, or the bolts for the mount would probably pull right through the (probably) MDF that this thing is made out of.
2008-02-14, 11:24 AM
I'm by no means much of a handyman, but I think I get the jist of the posts that as long as I put a bolt through the wood with washers and all that jazz, the mount won't come out from the wood backing.
With that being said, I do realize the concern that this this actual piece of wood could tip over (even with the mount still attached to it) if the tv is pulled out too far. The piece I am getting is similar to this, only the wood backing for the tv is attached to a dresser-type unit beneath it (instead of that glass shelf). I guess that is my major concern is if that piece would fall over, and I guess I don't expect you guys to be able the answer that as the unit needs to be seen in person. But I think I am confident that the mount wouldn't come off from the unit as long as I have washers and bolts and things like that.
Btw I'm not sure what MDF means, but if it refers to the type/quality of wood, this backing unit is probably an inch or so thick, and I believe this is wenge wood, not ikea particle board, so I trust the quality of it.