Originally Posted by adonh
I have not set the memory yet, I am finishing up on the outside of the stand and trim work. I will then connect the wires and cables to the TV, clean up the place and set the level. More pictures to follow soon.
Here are some more pictures of the almost finished TV lift project. A few little finishing touches to complete like the trim at the floor around the cabinet and install an infrared compatible door on the small cabinet where the Dish receiver and other equipment is located. I have found a source for black plexiglass that allows the remote signal to go through it and they will cut it the size I need.
I am also going to work on the drawer that was in the top of the cabinet and cut it down to store the remotes. Its a tight squeeze in that little cabinet since the TV when lowered extends across the back. The original cabinet had a Corian top that matched the Corian kitchen counters so I cut it down and used it on the small front section of the cabinet
When I started working on this project I removed a 12" high section of trim that covered up the heater duct that runs along the bottom of the wall for the vent there in the bottom of the small cabinet. It was made from Hickory and had a fabric insert and the same theme was on the walls above and off to the right hand side along the wall where the table is. So I removed the fabric on the wall above the duct that would be covered up by the new TV stand. I then cut hickory strips and small trim pieces to make the front cover to the TV stand match the trim and that continues along the wall.
The lift works great and its neat to watch the door open as it lifts and silently closes as it lowers. I have been working on this at my storage space and my wife had not seen any of this. Today I took her over to take a look after I cleaned everything up and she was impressed.