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Old 09-01-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Bedroom TV upgrade (replace your old CRT TV)

When I got my 1986 it had a Sony (really heavy, deep and square) TV and a separate VCR/DVD player. I started searching the Internet for something to replace them, and found a 24" widescreen LED TV with a built in DVD player that would fit the space and had some favorable options. Uses less power than a 50w light bulb, AC/DC compatible, only weighs 10 pounds and only 2" thick. I had a couple of large holes to deal with, so I chose to match the cabinetry and build a fake door that would be my new TV mount. I was able to match the laminate at Home Depot (Wilsonart) and get the whole job done for under $300.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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Nice work Jon.
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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sorta did the same in our coach. Now have 3 hd lcds.
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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There it is! Sweet job Jon.

Matt, looks like you're living it up on the road.
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Awesome Work Jon!
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Sweet upgrades guys.

Jon I like the way you did it. Making the fake door. To cover up the hole. Nice you were able to match up the laminate. Thanks for sharing it!

3 hd lcds? to cool!
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Looks good Jon! Nicely done.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:31 PM   #8
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This was a 26" TV that I had laying around, but worked fine. Because of it's size I had to mount it at an angle so it would fit, but that worked out better. I also had to cut the wall so that the TV was actually inset on the left into the wall. This also allowed room to walk past it! Previously, there was a mirror there that was held on with RTV. It came off in pieces, & in doing so actually pulled off some of the formica. If you look closely, under the TV, is a portion of the doors that were in the front tv console, now used to cover up cracked formica. This was done in 2010.

Update, I have since changed the bedroom, turning the bed 90 degrees. This added a substancial amount of storage, but made it harder to make the bed.

Update II, This Saturday I was in the process of installing a new 47" TV in the front console. The console needed some mods.

NOTE TO SELF: Do not have new tv under heavy TV bracket when working on bracket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Great job Gordon. Hope the new TV wasn't damaged too badly.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:00 PM   #10
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Gordon, the bedroom tv looks great. Now if we can, let's see the new big guy! Also if you'd start a thread sharing your bedroom update I think a lot of us would enjoy seeing what you've done.
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