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DIY - Television lift, Electric Fireplace and Cabinetry Installation

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When we bought our Newmar Northern Star three years ago I decided that I was going to add some cabinetry, a television lift, and an electric fireplace. The idea was to get this portion of the project installed then eliminate the head banger TV and cabinet at the front of the coach. This is the first phase of that project.  The couch on the left side of the photo below is what we removed.




When we left our sticks and bricks home we had a very nice 42" TV that we brought along for this project. I just needed to purchase and install a television lift, electric fireplace, cabinetry, and countertop. Piece of cake right?  So, I ordered the lift which is a model "30003 Valueline"  Touchstone lift and a 30" Touchstone Electric Fireplace.  I got two 12"X12"X30" unfinished base cabinets from Menards and the necessary lumber to build the rest of the cabinetry. This is the lift and cabinetry build in the early stages of the installation. We opted for this arrangement so that we could utilize our window in an unobstructed fashion when the TV was not being used.


The framing and support for the counter top was fabricated from 1"X4"'s .  The counter top itself was fabricated from 1/2" clear plywood. We were very fortunate to find a plastic laminate that almost matched our Corian counter tops in the galley. 

This is the project just prior to staining the cabinets and installing the finished counter top.



Installation of the countertop. It is glued and screwed to the newly installed cabinetry



 Finally the finished project




(I still need to re-staing the baseboard with another coat of brown stain)




Edited by MarthaChuck
removal of bad photographs

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