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How to Measure TV Size for Cabinet

Did you know a 75-inch television isn’t really 75 inches wide? The size is really the diagonal screen measurement from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner of the screen.

So – how do you measure your TV properly if you want to place it in a cabinet?

First, get out your tape measurer.  You need to measure the horizontal width, vertical height and depth from edge to edge, including the frame around the screen.

Start with the depth.  Measure from the front to the back – but don’t include any stand it may be on.

Then, move on to the width. Measure horizontally from the outer edges (left to right)

Finally, measure vertically, from top to bottom (always including the frame)

Check out our TV Measurement Guide

If you have any questions, our customer service team will be happy to help you. Call us at 877-377-5435

Tune into A&E in April to see our TV lift mechanisms in action

We’ve got some exciting news. Our TV lifts mechanisms will be featured on A&E TV’s Tiny House Nation in April. You can catch the shows on April 17 or April 18, 2019.

Here are the details:

  • 04/17/2019 – #506: Two Turntables and a Tiny House (A&E NETWORK AIR DATE SCHEDULE – TINY HOUSE NATION – SPRING 2019 TIME SLOT: 10 PM Wednesdays)
  • 04/18/2019 – #506: Two Turntables and a Tiny House (FYI NETWORK AIR DATE SCHEDULE – TINY HOUSE NATION – SPRING 2019 TIME SLOT: 8 PM Thursdays)

We’re proud to participate in the program because we know that our TV lift mechanisms are designed to perform and built to last.  Our Uplift motorized TV lift series is the only TV lift mechanism entirely tested and recognized by Certified Laboratories.

So join us later this month and watch Tiny House Nation

Where to Put the TV When You Have a Fireplace?

Mounting a TV over the fireplace is very popular in the United States, but it’s not always in the best interest of the electronics. Let’s face it, heat plus electronics is usually a bad idea. Most electronics are adverse to heat – and smoke is often worse (two elements usually found near fireplaces). The same film you find on your inside windows after burning wood in a fireplace also ends up inside any electronics nearby. You may not be able to see it, but it’s there because you can smell it. And as they build up, they can wreak havoc on the sensitive elements inside your flatscreen television.

Most electronic devices simply operate best and most reliably at lower temperatures. Beyond that, excessive heat can cause temperature-sensitive materials to degrade quickly, and conductive materials can even sprout little metal whiskers, causing shorts within the TVs circuitry.

Another concern we hear is that a TV positioned over a fireplace is at an uncomfortable viewing angle. Many TVs mounted over the fireplace will be above eye level when people are seated. Craning your neck into an unnatural position for an extended period of time is going to cause temporary discomfort, but doing so for even short periods of time, day after day, can have lasting effects, like chronic headaches.

One way to protect your TV and still enjoy your fireplace is to consider a TV Lift Cabinet. Many units are finished on all four sides, so you can place them anywhere in a room with a fireplace. Some people use the cabinets as room dividers; others place the units in the corner of a room. The televisions are protected from heat sources and always at the perfect height for people to view entertainment. And, when the televisions aren’t in use, they are safely stored within the cabinet to keep all the electronics safe from particulate sources.

Building Your Own TV Lift

360 Degree Swivel Mechanism

There has been an increase over the past few years in the popularity of DIY and home­ designed devices or “hacks,” and home entertainment is often the home of these private innovations. At, we try to offer a TV lift cabinet for every possible implementation or use, but sometimes people just want the bare bones of a TV lift to customize into whatever project they have in mind. For this, we sell bare mechanisms, designed for the minimalist or DIY­er in mind.

Our lifts, just like our TV lift cabinets, are designed to rigorous standards and tested for 20+ years of use and are 100% UL recognized (the gold standard in safety), making sure that your TV won’t take an unfortunate spill. In addition to being extremely safe and easy to operate, our TV lifts are ultra ­quiet (due to a self ­lubricating gear system) and are set up easily with only two bolts. Typical installation is somewhere around 10 minutes. Built in safety features include surge and thermal overload protection. Also, built in sensors keep track of pressure on the mechanism to prevent pinched fingers. We back all of this up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Over the last decade we have designed and built lift mechanisms for all sorts of different needs, from yachts and motorhomes, to furniture designers that want to include our designs in their products. Architects have even included our lifts in high-end luxury homes.

If you decide that the time or effort commitment necessary to building a cabinet or other design from scratch isn’t something you want to tackle, you can always go with one of our standard TV lift cabinets. We even offer custom designs to match any space or visual theme. If you build your own TV Lift, we’d love to see it!

Making Your Small Room Feel Bigger

Harbor Rich Tobacco TV Lift

The growth of the market for flat-panel TVs in the last several years is a testament to the fact that many people want to enjoy the benefits of having a large TV, but would prefer not to use the limited space available. In many cases, people will spend the extra cost to get a more compact TV just to maximize the space in their den or living room. Having a large TV, flat panel or otherwise, is a space commitment that is well worth it when watching the Big Game, but the rest of the time, the living room can be cramped.

TV cabinets used to be designed around this problem, especially the fact that most viewers don’t want to have to look at an unsightly box whenever they are not actively watching television. Old TV cabinets were designed to hide the TV as well as to fit in with the décor of the room, and modern cabinets should do the same. Now that full-depth TVs are the exception rather than the rule, TV lift cabinets make much more sense than traditional TV cabinets.

With a motorized TV lift, the amount of space that you are sacrificing to your entertainment items is minimized, making the available space much more open and wide. Handmade TV lift cabinets can be purchased to fit any need or implementation: not only can they match any decoration or theme, they can be adjusted to accommodate any and all different devices or needs. A motorized TV lift provides, above all else, flexibility, giving you more control over the way that you utilize your space and enjoy entertainment.

Our TV lift cabinets come with free delivery, placement, and packaging removal. These cabinets fit TVs from 32” to 60” and include both manual and remote controls. They feature a two-bolt design for your TV that is both simple and secure.

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