How to Mount a Flat Screen TV Without Studs

By Tom Becker

Flat screen TV's provide a great picture viewable from several angles, lightweight construction, and with less space required than traditional CRT televisions. One of the most attractive aspects of flat screen TV's is that they can be mounted on wall surfaces, keeping them up and out of the way. Mounting them in wall studs is an excellent way to keep them secure, but you don't need available studs to keep your flat screen TV from crashing down.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Driver bit
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Wall anchors
  • Flat screen mounting bracket

Step 1

Holding the bracket against the wall in the location you want to mount the TV and mark the locations of the mounting bracket's screw holes on the wall with a pencil. Many flat screen TV's come with mounting brackets or they may be purchased separately.

Step 2

Drill holes in the places you marked with the pencil using a drill bit slightly larger than the wall anchors you will be using.

Step 3

Tap the drywall anchors into the holes with a hammer or screw them into place (depending on type) until they are flush with the wall surface.

Step 4

Line the screw holes of the mounting bracket up with the wall anchors and drill screws into the center holes of the wall anchors.

Step 5

Mount the television on the mounting bracket according to manufacturer instructions.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are many different kinds of wall anchors for hanging different objects. Search online or check your local hardware store to determine what kind of wall anchor is best for your wall type and size of television.