We were able to mount the tv on our mantle using this mount. It took 2 of us about an hour and we love that it swivels so we get a decent angle from the kitchen.
We did not want to deal with anchoring to rock fireplace and TV stands are too wide for the fire place mantle - was worried about whether our mantle was hollow but it works great - happy with purchase!
Worked great for my application, feels sturdy and well made. Ready to install and it looks much better.
We bought this to install on the mantle over our fireplace since a wall mount system didn't work in our home. It looks good and holds the 50 inch flat screen TV perfectly. My tip on install is to use a sock wrench to tighten the included screws down. That will give you the leverage to get everything tight without stripping out the screws.
Did not come with the smallest m4 mount screws