DIY Reclaimed Pallet Wood Sliding TV Cover

Don't you love a project that serves double duty? This started off as a reclaimed wood art piece and ended up being a cover that hides the television. We call it functional art!
Now you see it. Now you don't.
diy reclaimed pallet wood sliding tv cover
 First, we gathered our pallet boards, sanded them and stained them various shades.
diy reclaimed pallet wood sliding tv cover
The 1/2" plywood base of the TV cover is 18" x 36" so we’d end up with a rectangle that would make 2 equal squares when cut in half. Using a mitre saw, we covered the plywood with the pallet boards alternating the colors. There's more detail in the blog post on how we made the pattern.
diy reclaimed pallet wood sliding tv cover
We used more reclaimed pallet boards to make the sides of the box and then cut it into half.
diy reclaimed pallet wood sliding tv cover
Using medium-duty full extension drawer slides and 2" X 3"s, we mounted the TV cover into the studs.
diy reclaimed pallet wood sliding tv cover
Please note: The TV cover we made is for a smaller, 24” television. We haven’t made one for a larger TV so we’re not sure if the hardware would work for something heavier. If we were to make this again, we’d use longer drawer slides and go with a heavy-duty slide instead of medium-duty just to be safe. The medium-duty slides we used hold 75 pounds and the finished cover is about 25 pounds so it should be strong enough to hold the weight.
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Tricia @ Simplicity In The South

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3 questions
  • M
    on May 7, 2017

    this is a very ingenius idea! how did you get this idea?
    • Thank you! Both sides of the tv cover open up, but we keep the TV hidden most of the time. If the TV cover is open, you can still open the closet door. But, if the closet door is already open, you can only open the cover on the left side halfway.
  • Felicia Steele
    on May 18, 2017

    How do you get the boards off the pallets?I've tried a lot different things!
    • Lil33797191
      on Sep 22, 2018

      Just get the pallets wet and wait 30 minutes. The wood becomes slippery and soft than take a hammer and pry bar and slowly pull each side off. The wood will slip thru the nails like butter. The boards dry quickly so don't wait too long after you get them wet.

  • Delia
    on Sep 27, 2018

    where are your cords????

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