|Forum topic by deadherring||posted 09-30-2016 09:34 PM||284 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
09-30-2016 09:34 PM
I am finishing up the build for a magic mirror. The magic mirror is a mirror with a monitor behind it that displays info on the mirror. Similar to this
My question is how to hang it. Here’s a picture of my build:
The dimensions of the box are 24” tall x 18” long. (the white stuff on the mirror is papertowel I taped on to protect the mirror as I apply the finish)
I was thinking i would do a french cleat and hung one in the box, but now that i’m thinking about it, if the studs are 16” on center (I need to doublecheck) that means i would only go into one stud and the box is fairly heavy. There is a 24” monitor in the box so I’m worried if i use a drywall anchor as the second screw it will be too heavy.
Any ideas? Is one screw into the stud and one into the drywall enough? Is there another way to do it?