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Project by GaryK posted 1437 days ago 8524 views 9 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just so you guy don’t think I don’t get in any shop time, I thought I’d post this.

It’s actually the first project I did for money. I took an existing head-board and foot-board and put them together to make a nice foot-board with a TV lift built in.

It fits a 50” plasma TV. I thought that it’s a little too big to be at your feet, but that what he ordered.

I basically add 6 ” in between and mounted everything to work correctly. Matching the wood and color was a chore. The thing was made in Vietnam, so I had no idea what kind of wood it is.

Anyway that it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1437 days ago

Very nice Gary unique design and great build. Good to here from you . Congrats on your first commission.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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savannah505

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#2 posted 1437 days ago

Looks great Gary, looks like some kind of mahogany maybe?

-- Dan Wiggins

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Tony

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#3 posted 1437 days ago

Nice bit of recycling.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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DAWG

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#4 posted 1437 days ago

What kind of lift is it? I’m going to make something like this for my gameroom and have been shopping around for lifts.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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Jiri Parkman

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#5 posted 1437 days ago

Perfection in each detail.

-- Jiri

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#6 posted 1437 days ago

Very nice Gary, & welcome back.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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brunob

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#7 posted 1437 days ago

Been asked to make a bed for my daughter. That gives me some ideas. Thanks Gary.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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CanadianWoodChuck

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#8 posted 1437 days ago

Nice job Gary, that is quite unique. I’ve never thought about this arrangement, I like it.

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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SPalm

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#9 posted 1437 days ago

Sweet.
That would be a huge screen looking me right in the face. I could look right up Anderson Cooper’s nose.

Nice build,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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cranesgonewild

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#10 posted 1437 days ago

Very well done. Someone else already asked, What kind of lift did you use? I wanted to do something similar with a smaller TV and some sort of linear actuator.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 1437 days ago

Hey Gary;

Good to see you posting.

You did a great job with this.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 1437 days ago

Great to see you back in the shop and turning out a fantastic project as usual!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Manitario

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#13 posted 1437 days ago

very nice! I can’t imagine trying to watch a 50” TV though while only 6’ away in bed.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Cozmo35

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#14 posted 1437 days ago

I’d think it would be like watching a movie in the theater while sitting in the front row. I’m glad to see you made time to get back to the shop. I waas beginning to wonder if you had disappeared. Great job!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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Jonathan

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#15 posted 1437 days ago

Excellent work on the revamp and congratulations on your first paying piece.

I’m not one to watch TV in bed, but I’m also curious about which lift system you chose for this piece, especially considering it’s a plasma TV (heavy) and not an LCD TV (lighter)?

Do you happen to have any “before” pictures so we can see what you started with?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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