Custom footboard with TV

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Project by GaryK posted 08-24-2010 06:37 AM 15750 views 9 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just so you guy don’t think I don’t get in any shop time, I thought I’d post this.

It’s actually the first project I did for money. I took an existing head-board and foot-board and put them together to make a nice foot-board with a TV lift built in.

It fits a 50” plasma TV. I thought that it’s a little too big to be at your feet, but that what he ordered.

I basically add 6 ” in between and mounted everything to work correctly. Matching the wood and color was a chore. The thing was made in Vietnam, so I had no idea what kind of wood it is.

Anyway that it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 06:48 AM

Very nice Gary unique design and great build. Good to here from you . Congrats on your first commission.


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#2 posted 08-24-2010 07:00 AM

Looks great Gary, looks like some kind of mahogany maybe?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 07:55 AM

Nice bit of recycling.

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 09:13 AM

What kind of lift is it? I’m going to make something like this for my gameroom and have been shopping around for lifts.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 09:36 AM

Perfection in each detail.

-- Jiri

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 11:51 AM

Very nice Gary, & welcome back.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#7 posted 08-24-2010 12:55 PM

Been asked to make a bed for my daughter. That gives me some ideas. Thanks Gary.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#8 posted 08-24-2010 01:27 PM

Nice job Gary, that is quite unique. I’ve never thought about this arrangement, I like it.

-- Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 01:42 PM

That would be a huge screen looking me right in the face. I could look right up Anderson Cooper’s nose.

Nice build,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 01:58 PM

Very well done. Someone else already asked, What kind of lift did you use? I wanted to do something similar with a smaller TV and some sort of linear actuator.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#11 posted 08-24-2010 02:31 PM

Hey Gary;

Good to see you posting.

You did a great job with this.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 08-24-2010 02:49 PM

Great to see you back in the shop and turning out a fantastic project as usual!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 08-24-2010 03:12 PM

very nice! I can’t imagine trying to watch a 50” TV though while only 6’ away in bed.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 08-24-2010 03:16 PM

I’d think it would be like watching a movie in the theater while sitting in the front row. I’m glad to see you made time to get back to the shop. I waas beginning to wonder if you had disappeared. Great job!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 08-24-2010 03:28 PM

Excellent work on the revamp and congratulations on your first paying piece.

I’m not one to watch TV in bed, but I’m also curious about which lift system you chose for this piece, especially considering it’s a plasma TV (heavy) and not an LCD TV (lighter)?

Do you happen to have any “before” pictures so we can see what you started with?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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