TV in a door

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 05-14-2011 07:45 PM 2165 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a TV mounted in a door in our motor home that replaces the big analog honker and digital tuner box ( and two remotes). I originally wanted to remove all the wood hanging down but when I got into it, that is fastened to big steel U frame that is screwed in the ceiling and holds up the side cabinets. I adapted around it to make a storage space behind the TV. I used red oak plywood for the interior and solid for the frame and trim. Because of the hanging weight, I put 2 brass pins in the frame and bushings in the door to hold it on the right. I made the brass pin and hook to retain it while going down the road. The black bracket is made from an old stop sign. That is great material to make brackets out of. The front frame was assembled using the Kreg method. I had to mill out a recess for the connectors that come out the side. I had to make the frame over because I originally had the Kreg screws in the vertical members, but the hinges and the recess would not all fit in there with theses holes. Poor planning on my part!! But You can make things over twice as fast as the first time!! Luckily I was able to use the same bottom contoured part I developed to fit the TV

The finish is Zar 120 Teak stain and Deft Clear Lacquer

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 08:00 PM

Hi Jim. This is a very good project. By the way … I think it may even be applied at home.) Can I?) If I do, be sure to show everyone. Thank you.

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 08:50 PM

Really nice.
I would love to have a motor home and travel the world to meet LJ’s.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 08:53 PM

Mads, when my Father passed away, his motorhome was sold without consulting me. They simply figured I wouldn’t want it! I’m with you, I’d love a big LJ mobile.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 08:54 PM

Big smile Bertha.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#5 posted 05-14-2011 09:41 PM

Looks great Jim chuck another one up to the mother of necessity

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#6 posted 05-14-2011 10:12 PM

Good work. Looks tailor made!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#7 posted 05-14-2011 10:20 PM

Nice job! Great idea for space saving.

-- Ray, Auburn, Alabama

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#8 posted 05-15-2011 12:57 AM

Very neat job Jim

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 05-15-2011 03:00 AM

beautiful concept. nice job with the pocket holes. very clean installation

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 05-15-2011 03:25 AM

very nice install.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#11 posted 05-15-2011 08:21 AM

Another fine bit of wood working,

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#12 posted 05-15-2011 02:39 PM

That’s brilliant Jim!
I wish I had an RV! I would travel the world!

-- Jamsie

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#13 posted 05-15-2011 05:59 PM

Very nice setup Jim and smart use of limited space. We had a motorhome for nine years and travelled throughout the US and Mexico totalling 66,000 miles. What a life. Miss it lots. This is the best setup I’ve seen to replace old TV with a nice HDTV. Thanks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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#14 posted 05-16-2011 11:01 AM

Hi Jim, your idea is very good and your workmanship excellent .

Thanks for sharing a good idea Jim.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 05-17-2011 05:02 PM

Great idea. space saving where you need it. Good job.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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