DIY: How to Build A Custom TV Lift Using Motorized TV Mount?

Having an awesome TV requires building a nice set-up to utilize your television set’s full potential. There are many options for acquiring the set-up of your choice. You can look for a company that installs motorized TV lifts for you, or you can build one motorized TV mount yourself. You can buy a TV lift kit. With a set of 12v linear actuators, you can easily make and create your own custom DIY TV lift that you can adjust to your maximum pleasure. Learning the TV lift mechanism and building a DIY TV lift gives you a much cheaper alternative, allowing you to create your set-up according to your likes and needs.

Motorized TV mount for custom TV lift

DIY TV Lift: Motorized TV Mount for Your Home

1. Select A Linear Actuator

The first thing you have to consider is choosing the right linear actuator for your television. This means that you have to consider the size of your television, the design of the room where you want to install your television set-up, and the kind of set-up you want to build.

You must consider your style when choosing the linear actuator you will use. Most designs are available for ordering on the Internet, so you can check them out and choose whichever you want the most. A switch can easily control your actuator, so you can easily set or retire your television.

Custom TV stand

2. Select A Remote Switch (Optional)

You can use a remote switch to raise and lower the TV lift. It may be tricky to choose and set up the right switch, so you may need an electrician.

3. Select the Right Place for your TV Lift

After choosing your linear actuator, the next thing to do is choose the style and location of your actuator. The main things that you would have to consider when installing your actuators are design, efficiency, and the location where it will be inside your house. Setting your actuator is best done in a hidden manner. By hiding your actuator, you are not hindering or disturbing the design of your home.

You can easily achieve this by choosing a cabinet, a table, or a wall to function as the base/foundation of your actuator. You can then easily design it so that it will be beautifully presentable. You should already be able to create your set-up by using small operable doors or automatic set-ups, which will allow you to hide your television from plain view when not in use.

4. Installation of Motorized TV Mount

With your actuator and location ready, the installation is now next. This one is the most important step. In installing your actuator, you must get all measurements accurately and meticulously so that you can easily screw the parts precisely where it needs to go. Use custom-sized pieces of wood to anchor and support your actuator into place.

Ensure that the actuator is set to be visually hidden from view when the TV is installed later. Position your actuator so the strut is set to the topmost of the enclosure when fully extended with the switch. Ensure that your operable door’s design is fully coherent and relative to the actuator you have set up.

Setup Actuator

5. Install Your TV

After installing your actuator, you must now install the television. Use a piece of thick plywood as your mounting plate. By using a thick piece of plywood, you are screwing much deeper into a foundation, and this will allow you to stabilize your set-up and secure your television without having fears of it collapsing. After you have installed the mounting plate, you can easily install your television. All modern television sets include a back plate that you can screw from or into.

6. Decorate Your Set-Up

The final step for this DIY TV Lift project is, of course, designing. After setting up all the requirements, you can design your setup according to your style. You can paint it so that it blends in with the overall ambiance of your house, or you can install some decorative lighting to give your set-up a high-tech feel. You can also style your set-up with wood and varnish.

The benefits of linear actuators for this project are that you can create your design and that they are easy to use, compact, and efficient. With the use of different linear actuators, you can create a variety of projects and designs for your motorized TV lifts.

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