|Forum topic by SuperCubber||posted 12-15-2014 01:09 AM||790 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-15-2014 01:09 AM
A friend of mine asked me to build him a small shelf to allow his television to slide in and out from its current location. What he’s looking for is along the lines of this:
I don’t think he is necessarily opposed to buying one, but that would look a little too commercial-ly for his setting, and wouldn’t match at all. Plus, if I could save him a few bucks in the process and get some shop time out of it, then it’s a win-win.
My question boils down to this: Initially I was considering grabbing some 100 lbs drawer slides, like these, and basically building L-brackets out of plywood, to mount the slides to top of the cabinet the TV is currently on and a plywood shelf with protruding rails below to attach to the slides. I hope that makes sense…
As I thought more about it, I got to wondering whether or not the wood would last over time and whether the slides would be ridged enough to support a TV (the TV weighs no more than 60 lbs), so I am now considering mounting the slides to steel angle, and building the shelf off that with basically a wooden case to conceal the mess of steel. I have no doubt that the steel angle will hold up over time, but my concern that the slides would have side-to-side play remains.
Do any of you have experience with something like this? I’ve never really tried taxing drawer slides in this manner.
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