Tv lift cabinet - from vintage lockers
modern builds: s.02 Ep.23
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I was challenged by Rustoleum (this video's sponsor) to find something vintage and to #spraynewlife into it incorporating rustoleum spray paints. I found some vintage lockers as a re-sell shop in Joshua Tree for $100. When I bought it, I planned on some sort of closet/wardrobe, but I decided instead to create a media cabinet after finding the tv-lift motor on amazon (linked below).
I learned a lot on this project; I had never used a rivet gun, worked with sheet metal, or worked on any project with so many unique challenges. It was a lot of fun, though. What's awesome about this project is I only used a few, simple tools. The angle grinder was the main tool I used to cut this locker down, and for a couple of hard to reach areas, a reciprocating saw worked pretty well.
The paint came out great! I had never used a primer before painting that I can remember, and I was definitely nervous about painting over the rusted metal. Thankfully, It works great, looks smooth, and because it is flat white, rather than a glossy finish, a lot of the small dents or inconsistencies in the metal even out.
The TV lift hardware is the most compact one that I could find on amazon and worked great!
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