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We have a new favorite project and it’s the media cabinet we built for our RV that includes an electric fireplace and a TV lift. We’ve been sharing sneak peeks here and there but are so excited to finally share the finished cabinet with you, with the lift mechanism and electric fireplace in action.
It may be surrounded by unfinished projects, but it still looks oh-so-pretty. The TV lift is like magic and the fireplace makes the RV feel so warm and cozy.
This post will show you the products we used and how the cabinet works, but if you want to learn more about how we built the cabinet, you can check out this post.
Space-Saving TV Lift and fireplace
We teamed up with Touchstone for this project and they helped bring our vision to life. You can read more about why and how we built the media cabinet inside our motorhome here, but today we just want to sit back and stare at our multi-functional, rustic modern cabinet.
Whether you’re looking for a clever way to hide your TV, an affordable way to add ambiance to your home, or just a really awesome multifunctional piece of furniture, we hope this post points you in the right direction.
Watch the Video:
Check out in the video below to see our fireplace and tv lift in action:
Here are the products we used for this project:
Here’s a photo of the space before, which was your typical RV dinette booth:
We won’t be installing the TV until we hit the road on July 1st but mounted it to the lift mechanism to show you how it will look and work.
The Electric Fireplace
The photos below show our new fireplace turned both off and on. It comes with a remote control which is pretty handy and you can choose to have it with or without heat.
The TV Lift Mechanism
The TV lift we installed is the Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced, and we’re able to use the same remote for both the fireplace and tv lift. We used the memory height option so that it would stop exactly where we want it.
This specific lift also comes with an IR Repeater Kit. This allows you to use a remote for any audio/video components that are stored inside the cabinet.
Mounting the TV is super easy. All we had to do was install the mounting brackets that came with the lift onto out flatscreen. We then removed it from the stand and hooked it onto the brackets that we installed on the tv lift. There are also mounting clips included that will lock the TV into place. You will likely want to have someone help you when mounting or un-mounting it from the lift mechanism.
This is what the TV lift looks like raised out of the cabinet, and when it’s hidden inside:
By the way, you don’t have to use this lift mechanism for your TV. You can get the add-on component shelf and use the lift to raise just about anything like kitchen appliances, computers, etc.
We are such dorks but have had so much fun showing our new cabinet off to family and friends. Everyone that comes over can’t wait to check it out in person.
Here’s an updated photo showing the tv lift in action, along with our extending table.
We really enjoyed working with Touchstone on this project and honestly can’t say enough good things about their products and service. We researched a lot of lift mechanisms, but Touchstone really stood out to us. Their products are affordable, include a warranty, and they have glowing reviews. Since using their products, we’ve been really impressed with their knowledge and customer service.
If you plan to install a TV lift or electric fireplace, we highly recommend you check them out!
Be sure to check out the posts below for additional information on how we built our custom RV media cabinet:
Be sure to visit them at the links below for more information on their products. They also have some really helpful videos on Youtube.