Originally Posted by RobCeciXLR
What mount did you use? I'm gonna put a Sony Bravia 40"
on the same wall. Was concerned with the depth of the mount screws
I have a 29HFS and it is the same as your 30
I got my swivel mount from WallMart. I'm not sure of the model, but can get the number if you need it.
As far as how to fasten a mount: the wall, has a vertical 2" x 6" (1-1/2" x 5-1/2" actual) stud centered on the wall and on both sides of that wall (LR & BR) And, there is a clear space in the center where the sliding doors don't travel; meaning you can use a 2" lag / large screw without screwing into and screwing up a sliding door. You can move a door to one side and peer down into the space with a flashlight and see what I'm talking about.
The actual usable width of the stud is probably 4-1/2", since you don't want to be any closer than 1/2" to the edge, but dead center is how my mount was set up. Forget attaching anything that has to hold weight on the 1/8" luan with vinyl covering; won't hold diddly squat. I would restrict fastening to those 2 x 6s only, which FR so graciously provided.
Now when I added the overhead cabinet and the drop-down shelf, I did attach to the thin plywood, but only to pull the plywood to the cabinet or shelf structure... for appearance... 99.99% of the support is from 2 or more screws into those wonderful 2 x 6s.