TV cabinet with lift

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Project by jimbarstow posted 08-14-2013 06:29 PM 2629 views 10 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I wanted a TV in the bedroom but wanted it hidden since we would rarely use it. I built this cabinet long before “reasonably” priced lifts were available. I tried a variety of approaches for the lift and ended up using 2 linear actuators and a set of heavy duty drawer slides. The lift is kind of noisy but it works fine.

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 12:46 AM

Very well executed.

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 01:32 AM

well done

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 10:31 AM

Nice job, your right those lifts when they first came out were pricey…. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 08-16-2013 11:15 PM

Nice job Jim. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 02:43 AM

I used to own a Sharp Aquos! Nice job!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#6 posted 08-19-2013 02:22 PM

You make beautiful furnitures, this TV cabinet is awesome. Love the lift mechanism and cool hidden design. Excellent job!

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