With our countertops stained we could now secure it down into the kitchen cabinets.
We used Sikaflex 221 (which has been great to use all over this build as it is flexible and will move with the vehicle) around the perimeter and over cabinet tops, but clear silicone around the sink to make it water tight. We screwed the countertops from underneath to suck it down but the sikaflex is really what is securing it.
The last step to our countertop was putting in the door to the TV lift.
When we first designed our layout, the TV and fireplace cabinet was what Don was most excited about. He designed and built this cabinet over a year ago. You can see how we did it HERE and our free plans to build your own cabinet below.
We designed the cabinet to fit the SRV 32800 Pro TV Lift from Touchstone (the mechanism can hold a 50 inch TV but our cabinet design is for a 36 inch max) and the Touchstone Recessed Electric Fireplace. This way we can get the TV out of the way and our view out the windows when not in use and it can double as a monitor for a standing desk.
We secured the TV lift mechanism to the back brace of the cabinet with bolts and screwed it into the bottom brace. For the door in the countertop we used SOSS Invisible hinges to create a seamless look to the countertop when closed. See this blog and video for the template to cut holes for the hinges inside the wood.
Thanks to Touchstone this design will help this small space serve a lot of purposes while looking modern, feeling cosy and being functional.
We finish up a few odds and ends and trade in the snowy weather for beach and sunshine.
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Touchstone Pro TV Lift
For 50-inch TVs and smaller. Full extended height: 55.125 inches. Advanced technology including RS232, soft start and stop, safety stop up and down, and 3 remotes (wired & wireless RF and IR).
Touchstone Recessed Electric Fireplace
The Sideline 40 allows you to change the heat, flame intensity and color using your electric fireplace remote. It is simple to set up, easy to use and has kept us warm so far during a Midwest Winter living in a basement!