11-20-2010 01:23 PM
I have a nice cabinet that my HDTV fits into. It's supposed to rotate only 20 degrees, but it's a pretty tight fit and I want to set it on a sliding shelf to be able to slide it out about 6 to 10 inches so I could rotate it. It will have to be sturdy enough to hold the television (about 25 lbs). Do they make such a product, or does anyone know how to design something like this? Can't be more than 2 inches off platform.
11-21-2010 09:08 AM - last edited on 11-21-2010 10:46 AM by HomeDepotTia
It sounds like you got the biggest TV you could fit, awesome. There are many options for sliding shelves out there, but only one for such close quarters. In my hardware department there are several drawer sliders, but I would recommend getting the heavy duty ones to insure that the TV does not end up on the ground.
When mounting these, make sure they are level to ensure the TV does not come flying out when you open the doors. Once the sliders are mounted, screw a board to the inside of the sliders. Depending on the size of the base of the TV, I might recommend a 1X10 or a 1X12. Go to your local store and talk with my pros in the hardware department and they will get you everything you need and they can answer any other questions you may have. Below is a link to Home Depot.Com to see exactly what I am talking about.
Thanks for the question and welcome to the community. Let me know how your project goes and hit me up if you have any other questions.
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11-26-2010 03:34 PM
You could get a couple 2" strips of laminate for glides and glue one to the floor on each side. Then get a piece of 3/4" plywood for the floor that is a bit smaller than the cabinet opening. Place it in the cabinet on the laminate rails that you have now glued in place. Place something very thin, say a very thin piece of cardboard on top of the floor, before you screw into place a 1x2x6 or 8" piece of wood on each side of the cabinet near the front to keep the new floor from tipping when it is pulled out. Cut or drill finger holes for finger pulls. When, you pull the new shelf out to the desired distance, drill stops(dowels)into the shelf at the back side of the 1x2 boards on each side. Install the swivel on the shelf, and then the HDTV. If the TV is over 32" wide, I would recommend a third runner in the middle under the new shelf, because even 3/4" plywood will sag with that much span holding 25 lbs.