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DIY Motorized Coffee Table Conceals 4K LG Projector

We often share DIY projects that inspire creative homeowners to try out for themselves. Recently, we came across a stunning DIY motorized coffee table that not only has a secret compartment to store your belongings, but also to hide a 4K LG projector. Designed by Glen Scott of DIY Creators, this movable coffee table is a dream come true for people who love to watch their favorite series or movies.

Instead of putting a huge TV on the wall, you just need a projector screen and a high-quality projector. This DIY solves the purpose as it conceals a 4K projector inside a coffee table. Good thing is that you can hide in the plain sight, after use.

If you are a DIYer, you can build it yourself in the comfort of your own home or workshop.

Materials Used:

  • Two Sheets of 3/4 plywood
  • One – 1 by 2 Select pine
  • One – 1 by 4 Select pine
  • Furniture Feet
  • Vinyl Wrap
  • Magnetic Catch
  • Drawer Slide

Electronic Parts Needed:

  • Actuators
  • LED Lights & Power Supply
  • LED Channel Kit
  • Wireless Receiver & Remote

Steps to build the motorized coffee table: 

1. Get started

You can begin by cutting the plywood sheets precisely using a table saw. One can also use the circular saw for cutting, but it’s quite time-consuming.

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Image: DIY Creators

2. Glue moving part

Start by building the moving section of the coffee table. Most parts of the coffee table are double paneled to give it a thick appearance. You can glue the moving part using a nail gun for a quick hold then add clamps.

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Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

3. Fix sections of the coffee table

Now, double up each panel and make sure that the areas that would remain visible are not overdone with nails. You need pocket hole jig to make holes to the side and bottom areas. After that, secure the inner panel with pocket hole screws.

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

4. Cut off excess panel

Using a divider, you can create an empty space to hide the pull-up outlet. Then install the tapered part to the top section to add depth to the design. Next drill the hole for an outlet, however, this is totally optional. After that, begin cutting out the hole for the access panel and for the power cord to pass through.

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Image: DIY Creators

5. Give it a modern profile

You need to work carefully to give a modern profile to the coffee table. Make its surface smooth with sanding and apply Bondo. The first coat of primer is needed for enhancing the appearance and for a more finished look.

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Image: DIY Creators

6. Add vinyl

You need to be very precise while adding vinyl onto the table’s sides and the top surface. With a few trial and errors, you can achieve the final look.

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Image: DIY Creators

7. Add electronics

Now it’s time to install the actuator in the center of the table. Secure the end with the motor to the bottom using a nut and bolt. On the opposite end, you have to use a bracket with a piece of 1/8in plate for securing it to the part that moves.

The actuator is wired to a four-channel wireless receiver that is also connected with the LED strip which controls each color and adds aesthetic appeal to the entire design.

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Image: DIY Creators

8. Add projector

Within the secret compartment, a 4K LG projector is added that remains hidden out of the sight until required. This coffee table not only works as a piece of furniture but also conceals the projector safely. It is one of the coolest coffee tables out there and you can try and make one.

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Image: DIY Creators

Visit the DIY Creators’ website for detailed instructions on how to make this DIY coffee table.

Meanwhile, check out the video and images below to learn more about the coffee table and its working.

Also Read: DIYer Builds Convertible Sofa Bed with Storage

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

Motorized-Coffee-Table-with-a-Secret-4k-Projector

Image: DIY Creators

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