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Monday, July 09, 2007

TV in Kitchen Complete

I completed the installation of the TV above the range hood. Here is a picture of the opening before installing the panel.



Below is the panel installed with power, coaxial, and the TV mount. It's removable (held in place by 3 screws), so we can get to the top of the vent hood. The top trim piece is attached to the soffit - the weight of the TV and mount bascially hold the panel against it.



Building the panel was pretty simple. I glued the beadboard to a piece of 1/2 maple plywood. I also glued and screwed some 1 x 3 vertical support strips to that - so it will won't warp under the weight of the TV & mount.

Here is the TV on, of course being tuned to Food Network...

Here is the TV extended on the artulating arm, which allows it to be viewed from the dining room table (however, watching TV while eating dinner ain't gonna happen).


4 comments:

Joe said...

That's impressive; you went from concept to completion in one weekend! That would have taken me weeks. Looks good.

TTFWEB said...

Joe,
Thanks. The largest part of the job was bringing the coax cable from the other end of the house, attaching it up under the eves. I am traveling for the next two weeks - so I was motivated.

Muskego Jeff said...

VERY nice! Makes me want to start looking for a place to add a TV in my kitchen. First, I've got to get the kitchen work started....

Them Country Folk: said...

Wow, the TV is such a great idea. I'm sending this post to my hubby to give him some ideas.