Step 1: Mark The Studs

finding and marking a stud in the wall with a stud finder
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Find and mark a stud where you want the TV mounted. Measure to the left or right 16 inches and mark the center of the next stud. Using the template that comes with your mount—make sure the template is level—mark the position of four lag screws over two studs.
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    Tools List

    • multi-bit screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • socket wrench
      Socket set
    • studfinder
      Stud finder
    • pencil
      Pencil
    • torpedo level
      Torpedo level
    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver

    Shopping List

    TV mount

    PowerBridge (optional)