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Wall Mount for Heavy Objects

by jasonwelsh, published

Wall Mount for Heavy Objects by jasonwelsh Nov 18, 2012

Description

Mission #1- Hang a very heavy TV to a wall so the kids quit touching the screen with their goo filled hands........

Mission #2- Design a useful wall mounting bracket that gets stronger when more weight is applied to it.

Tools- 3D Printer.. knowledge of physics / angles and force.

Blender-- 3D Application.

Next Mission--- Wire management!

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Works great for me. Actually just bought some drywall anchors that are rated for 50+ lbs each. Used four of them to mount the bracket on the wall and the width the tv requires. Being that I only mounted a 32" LCD, it only weighs about 15-20 lbs (guesstimate) at the very max so the anchors hold it just fine. Printed @ .2 layer height with a 100% infill and 3 shells. Thanks for the upload. Will get a picture of it when I can.
 "Mounting" the heavy side takes a bit of thought.  Basically you need to mount the brackets so there are two of them 16 inchs apart on center.. (For studs).  The idiots that built the TV made the holes 8 inchs apart..  Convenient that a typical wall mount is 75-200$ in the US. I hate convenient,      so I used a piece of Thick plexy called TUFAC to turn the 8inchs to 16 then mounted my bracket to the Plexy. The given scenario changes  for whatever you decide to mount however so my mission 2 might be different then your mission 2.

But the bracket is pretty easy to mount to just about anything..  Except flesh....

   The wall mount goes into the stud...With screws.  
Love it but how does mission 2 work?

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I have included the blender file to boolean your way to any situation.

Let me know what heavy thing you mount to the wall!

Works great for me. Actually just bought some drywall anchors that are rated for 50+ lbs each. Used four of them to mount the bracket on the wall and the width the tv requires. Being that I only mounted a 32" LCD, it only weighs about 15-20 lbs (guesstimate) at the very max so the anchors hold it just fine. Printed @ .2 layer height with a 100% infill and 3 shells. Thanks for the upload. Will get a picture of it when I can.
 "Mounting" the heavy side takes a bit of thought.  Basically you need to mount the brackets so there are two of them 16 inchs apart on center.. (For studs).  The idiots that built the TV made the holes 8 inchs apart..  Convenient that a typical wall mount is 75-200$ in the US. I hate convenient,      so I used a piece of Thick plexy called TUFAC to turn the 8inchs to 16 then mounted my bracket to the Plexy. The given scenario changes  for whatever you decide to mount however so my mission 2 might be different then your mission 2.

But the bracket is pretty easy to mount to just about anything..  Except flesh....

   The wall mount goes into the stud...With screws.  
Love it but how does mission 2 work?
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