If you want to have a big TV-set, one of those the most advanced devices that take almost an entire wall, you need to find space for it. Sometimes, it is impossible just to leave it hanging on the wall. In such a case, you can fix it in a TV lift cabinet.
Do you have a cabinet that is nice and big enough to place that TV-set? If yes, you can start with the TV lift project right away. If not, you might either make a cabinet or even order one. The main thing is that it fits. Don’t forget that it will be used for an advanced device.
Now, when the cabinet is available, we move on with the TV lift selection. It shall be able to support your device when it is moving. Thus, consult with a specialist what weight your lift shall be able to handle. Make sure the stroke is sufficient, too. You can read more info about TV lifts or simply provide all the information about the TV-set weight, size, etc. to a specialist and let him/her suggest you something. Every reliable manufacturer will offer you plenty of options.
Now, you have everything ready for the installation of your TV-set. Start with the cabinet preparation. In its deck, cut out a slot. Its length and size shall be sufficient to let the TV-set pass. Make sure that it is also not too tight otherwise it might scratch the device.
In the cabinet, fix the TV lift. In some cases, it is more convenient to install it on the bottom of the cabinet. In some cases, it can be fixed on the back wall. It depends on your taste. However, wherever you fix it, consider some reinforcement to not let your lift collapse together with the device.
Now, test how it moves. If you like everything, fix on the lift your TV-set. Before fastening it, test the system again. If the TV-set is lifted and hidden completely, you can fasten all the bolts and arrange the cables to prevent them from tangling.
Now, the slot: do you want it to be open or you prefer to keep it closed when the TV-set is hidden? If you want to close it, install that piece or just cut out a cover from some material matching the interior. Fix the hinges, and install the cover on the hinges. Now, when the TV is retracted, the cover will close itself.
We believe that the idea of a TV lift in a cabinet is something that you liked. If so, have a look around. What else can you automate to accommodate all the things you would like to?
What about installing some automated shelves to put there your favourite paintings or drawings? Or maybe you want a rotatable support for candles on one side, and flowers – on the other? Or you believe that in your bookcase, you don’t use all the space efficiently and want to change it? Almost everything is available now, with just a couple of actuators, some imagination, and skills.
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.