We are getting close to closing on a small home, in the city. In order to use the space efficiently, we will need to be creative. We want to have a tv that disappears when not in use. The plan is to take down the wall that would naturally be the place to mount a tv, to make the home open floor plan. My thought is to tap into a beam along the ceiling and have a the tv drop down when needed, then move back up when not in use. It would be a bonus to be able to control tilt, but not a necessity.
I have been googling around for ceiling tv mounts. They make many different kinds, but none seem to telescope. My thinking is that I may need to mount some pulleys up there. I have seen videos of motorized tvs popping out of hidden locations. Does any company sell a ready made solution, or do you need to cobble together something.
Even if the solution was just a manual crank with pulleys I would be open to any design ideas. Without actually measuring, I'm guessing the tv will need to raise/lower 6 feet. The other challenge is that the roof is at a 20 degree angle.
Would just making a sheet of metal that lined up with the mounting holes, an then attaching hooks to the sides be a strong enough solution?