Do you hate walking into your living room or family room and seeing a huge black TV flat screen dominating your view? Do you wish that you could just make it disappear when you're not watching? If so, read on. We will show you how to build a TV lift cabinet that hides your flat screen TV in a nice looking piece of furniture when you're not watching it. When you're ready to watch, hit a button on a universal remote and it will rise up out of the cabinet like magic.
This Instructable uses birch plywood and a lift by Firgelli Automation to implement the design. The TV shown here is a 60" Samsung but could be any modern flat screen. It includes shelving for your components and drawers to store Wii remotes and DVDs/CDs.
The step by step pictures show key parts and there are over 40 minutes of video with tips and tricks as well. The total cost is around $1000... not including your TV.
There is also a set of shelves to go above the lift cabinet listed here: TV Lift Cabinet - Shelves