Hi Remodelaholic friends. It’s Kayla and Justin back from Home Coming to share one of our latest DIY/furniture projects.
As part of our Master Suite remodel, Justin built us a Custom Dresser in a closet nook behind our sliding door. Rather than hang one of those unsightly ceiling mounts for our TV, we liked the idea of having an inconspicuous area to hide the TV from sight when we weren’t using it, so the nook with our built-in dresser seemed to be the perfect option. Because our bed was not facing this dresser space head-on, we needed a solution to pull the TV out of the nook so we could see from the bed. So Justin came up with the brilliant idea to build a Sliding TV Platform
We’re going to take a bit more time to walk through the installation of the sliding platform since that’s what took the most time.
How to Install a Sliding TV Platform.
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We purchased one set of Blum Undermount Drawer Guides from Rockler and mapped out where this would be installed on the top of our dresser before drilling any holes. Each piece should be set tight to the wall and flush to the face frame.
Then, using a 1/4″ drill bit, Justin drilled a hole in the back of each corner of the sliding platform. This hole will be used to attach the back of the platform to the drawer guide. There will be a hook that inserts into this hole that attaches the platform to the drawer guide (this will be part of the instructions coming with the drawer guide you purchase).
Measure twice, drill once.
Since this sliding platform is not a typical drawer, Justin layed the platform in place to test out where the locking brackets would need to be mounted to the underside of the platform before actually screwing any holes.
Based on the measurements he just took, Justin screwed one of the locking brackets into place using screws provided. Complete this on both corners.
Laying the platform in place, Justin slid the mounting hooks in the previously drilled hole on the back of the platform. Then, he pushed the platform into place so the drawer glides will attach to the locking brackets. They will only attach if the platform is pushed all the way to the back/closed position.
Adjust glides until the platform is level.
He tested out the drawer glides a couple of times and had a few adjustments to make using the slider adjustment on the locking mechanism. These adjustments tilted the platform up (or down) a little to make it level with the dresser.
After a little bit of adjusting, it slid smoothly.
Then it was just a matter of hooking up the cable to our TV!
So here’s our Sliding TV Platform tucked away in our closet nook.
And here’s what it looks like when it’s slid out!
So there it is! We’ve already used it a couple of times for late night movies (or pre-season football games for Justin).
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Need more ideas for TV storage and “hiding”?
Build/update a media center
or, be a little crazy like us and hide it in a (non-working) fireplace!