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I'll be sure to give this a good look tonight when I get home from work....

Do you plan to have a desk in front of this? Mount a table surface to it? It would help to know the application for the setup. You've got me curious.
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post #12 of 18
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Yes, I'll be sitting my current desk in front of this (or rather this behind my current desk).

I actually started this plan having a large piece of sheet metal bolted to my desk with places for monitor mounts to be attached, but for various reasons such as the weight of such a thing, it's evolved to this.
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post #13 of 18
Ok, I've looked it over. As you can see I changed up the layout of your 2x4's a bit. (The changes are subtle, but its how I'd recommend it.)
The blue and yellow lines are brackets. Here is a LINK for a choice of brackets. The are actually designed for shelving but would work great here. Any of them would do. Even the cheaper ones would be fine i think if you put them in all the places listed. The blue ones in the drawing would be optional if you chose to enclose the part outlined in red with plywood that was screwed into the frame. (Not sure how youre gonna mount them.) You can also shorten the back legs if it will be somewhat front heavy. Also on those joints to secure them more if you really wanted to, get a few feet of 1/2 dowel. Then do a few DOWEL JOINTS wherever you wanted. Other tips: Use 1" screws, not nails. Glue in, conjunction with screws, is extra security and you might be surprised how well it holds if its done right.
Other than that it looks good. I'd be interested in what you come up with. Be sure and PM or something and let me know how it turns out. (Sorry if I've explained things too simple for you, I have no idea what your construction experience is.)
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post #14 of 18
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Okay, thanks. I have built a few little scrappy things in the past like my current portrait mode mount for my secondary monitor, but I do know a little more about construction from taking classes when i was younger and watching a lot of DIY shows on PBS when i was a kid.

Also, do you think I will have any issues using the screws that come with the mounts going straight into the 2x4's instead of through drywall first, or will I just have to see when I get them?
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Okay, thanks. I have built a few little scrappy things in the past like my current portrait mode mount for my secondary monitor, but I do know a little more about construction from taking classes when i was younger and watching a lot of DIY shows on PBS when i was a kid.
Also, do you think I will have any issues using the screws that come with the mounts going straight into the 2x4's instead of through drywall first, or will I just have to see when I get them?

I guess youll just have to see. Its my experience that most products supply inferior hardware and I generally use my own, but since TV/monitors are so expensive they might actually give you good stuff.
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Okay, thanks for all the help, I'll just post back here if I have any different questions.
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Okay, wall completed with a little (a lot) of help from a friend in the construction. All that's left is to put the feet on the thing when I get enough space cleared out to do so in the room I'm going to be moving my computer to.

I'll be posting up pictures here for any one that might want to see what I ended up making to solve this problem.
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Yeah I'm interested to see...
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