Wednesday, September 7, 2016

New Touchstone Motorized TV Lifts at CEDIA 2016

TV Lift mechanism demos at Booth 6606, CEDIA 2016
CEDIA 2016: Visit the Touchstone team at Booth 6606.
The Touchstone Home Products, Inc. team will unveil the new Touchstone SlimLift Pro TV Lift Mechanism at Booth 6606 at CEDIA 2016. The annual CEDIA Expo 2016 trade show runs from September 13-17, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. More than 22,000 home technology industry professionals will attend CEDIA 2016.

Touchstone Home Products joins Revolution TV Mounts at Booth 6606. The Touchstone team will offer hands-on TV lift demonstrations, showcasing the top rated motorized Whisper Lift II TV Lift, Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced TV Lift and the Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced Swivel TV Lift.

Best In Show Winner

Popular with AV integrators, Touchstone Pro Advanced TV lifts offer state-of-the-art lift technology including RF and IR capability for pairing with universal remotes, 12V trigger for automation, programmable lift height and a 5-year warranty. The Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced Swivel TV Lift won Best in Show at CEDIA 2015.

Introducing the Touchstone SlimLift Pro TV Lift

Award winner Touchstone Home Products continues its innovative product development at CEDIA 2016 with the new Touchstone SlimLift Pro TV Lift. Ideal for small spaces like RVs and boats, the SlimLift Pro TV Lift features a 26-inch stroke. This TV lift fits most 48-inch flat screen televisions and smaller.

Visit CEDIA 2016 Booth 6606

Visitors at Booth 6606 can also meet with Touchstone partner Revolution TV Mounts. RTVM offers a versatile TV mounting system that automatically transitions to display a flat screen television or artwork/framed photo.

Heading to CEDIA 2016? Stop by Booth 6606 and say hello to our team. View the CEDIA 2016 map for our Booth 6606 location.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Design Inspiration at the Touchstone Home Products Photo Gallery

An outside TV lift, featuring the Whisper Lift II TV Lift
Photo credit: Customer Karen
Looking for design inspiration? We just unveiled our Touchstone Home Products photo gallery, featuring pictures of Touchstone products, submitted by our customers. This collection shows Touchstone TV lifts, TV lift cabinets and electric fireplaces at work in their new homes.

Our team loves to see the innovative integrations and style ideas shared by our customers. Our new photo gallery gives us the opportunity to show off these customer creations.



TV Lift Photo Gallery

Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism installed in a vintage truck.
Photo credit: The Rusty Truck
From a pop up TV within an upcycled antique truck to a TV lift mounted inside a piano, we are continually amazed by the ingenuity of our customers. Check out the TV Lift Photo Gallery for ideas for mounting Whisper Lift II TV lifts just about anywhere. These versatile TV lifts can be mounted to drop down from the ceiling or lift up from a cabinet or the floor. Visit the TV Lift Photo Gallery.

Pictured right, Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism installed in a vintage truck.


TV Lift Cabinet Photo Gallery

Adonzo Unfinished TV Lift Cabinet stained in American Walnut.
Photo credit: Customer Ken R.
Browse customer photos, and see how well Touchstone TV Lift Cabinet styles and finishes complement different room layouts and styles. These hidden TV lift cabinets make good use of the space at the end of a bed, by the staircase or under a window. Visit the TV Lift Cabinet Photo Gallery.

Pictured right, an unfinished Adonzo TV Lift Cabinet, stained in American Walnut with muted gold trim.


Electric Fireplace Photo Gallery

Forte Electric Fireplace installed in a bathroom.
Forte Electric Fireplace
Image credit: Sunny via Amazon
Looking for a quick and easy way to add ambiance, style and a bit of warmth to a room? Take a peek at our Touchtone Electric Fireplace Photo Gallery. Ideal for any space from the bathroom to the dining room, Touchstone electric fireplaces are simple to install. See how others have integrated these wall mounted and wall recessed electric fireplaces into their homes and businesses. Visit the Electric Fireplace Photo Gallery.

Learn more about the benefits of electric fireplaces.


Share Your Pictures!

Want to inspire fellow Touchstone customers? Submit your photos of Touchstone products in your home or business to marketing@touchstonehomeproducts.com  

Over 1000 Shares on Houzz

Touchstone celebrates 1000 photo saves on Houzz.
Touchstone is celebrating 1000+ photo saves on Houzz. Houzz community members have saved Touchstone photos to their idea books over 1000 times. For more design inspiration, check out Touchstone on Houzz.com

Friday, July 8, 2016

Touchstone Introduces 28-inch Electric Fireplace Firebox Insert

The Edgeline Electric Fireplace firebox insert is designed to fit into an existing mantel or recessed wall.
The new Touchstone 28-inch Edgeline Electric Fireplace
Firebox is easy to insert into an existing mantel or wall.
By popular demand, Touchstone Home Products, Inc. has launched a new electric fireplace. The new 28-inch wide Touchstone Edgeline LED Electric Firebox Fireplace Insert can be placed in an existing fireplace opening or recessed into a wall. This firebox combines the convenience of an electric fireplace with the traditional look of a gas or wood burning fireplace insert.

No Chimney, Gas Line or Venting Needed

At trade shows, on the phone and via live chat, we have received many requests for an easy replacement solution to retrofit in a wood or gas fireplace. The versatile Edgeline Electric Fireplace Firebox Insert fits this need, literally. The firebox dimensions are 29.2" W x 19.9" H x 8.5"D, the ideal size to place into an existing opening. Alternately, many customers choose to flush mount the Edgeline directly in a wall and frame with stone or wood to create the look of a wood burning fireplace without the need for a chimney, gas line or other venting.


Authentic Ambiance

The Edgeline Electric Fireplace Firebox features a natural looking LED flame display. The front of the fireplace is covered with a matte steel screen, adding to the authentic look. The true-to-life flames add the same ambiance and beauty as a wood burning fireplace without the maintenance. Learn more about the benefits of electric fireplaces.

Dual Heat and Flame Settings

This smokeless electric fireplace efficiently heats a room up to 400 square feet. The flame display and heating element work independently, which means the relaxing fire effect can be enjoyed with or without heat in any season. Easily adjust the high and low heat settings, plus the four flame settings with the included remote control.

Edgeline Electric Fireplace Firebox Insert Features:

•   Designed to replace a current wood or gas fixture fireplace insert or recess into a wall opening
•   Front panel with timer, heating element and simple controls
•   Features Touchstone's industry leading realistic flame
•   Yes, it has heat! Heats up to 400 sq. ft. with 2 settings available
•    Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
•    Dual mode, operates with or without heat for only flame effect
•    Built in timer mode for shut off in 30 minutes to 7.5 hours.
•    Fireplace Dimensions: 29.2" W x 19.9" H x 8.5"D
•    Watts: 1,500
•    BTU's: 5,118
•    Room Coverage: 400 ft.
•    Fireplace Weight: 28 pounds
•    Voltage: 120v
•    Amperes: 11 and up
•    Part number: 80016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How Touchstone TV Lift Mechanisms Compare to Competitor Brands

The Touchstone Home Products customer service team often gets calls from shoppers who want to know how Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV Lifts compare to other TV lifts on the market. Based on feedback from customers, AV integrators and other professionals, here is a side-by-side comparison of the Touchstone Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced Swivel TV Lift versus a similar model from another brand.

Outperforms at a Lower Price

For AV integrators, contractors and hobbyists, the price of the TV lift can make or break a project budget. We get a lot of calls from professionals who are amazed at how the Whisper Lift II TV lifts outperform more expensive TV lifts. The Whisper Lift II Advanced Swivel Pro offers the same advanced features, including IR remote repeater, 12-volt trigger support, programmable height memory and quiet operation, for under $1000 – a substantial savings to competitors’ models offered at twice the price.

The Touchstone Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced Swivel TV Lift offers more features at a lower price, compared to competitors.

Durable, Reliable and Quiet

Customers tell us our TV lift quality is better too. All Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanisms feature a single piston actuator in an enclosed system for virtually zero wear and tear. The steel exterior casing provides added protection for the internal parts. The Whisper Lift II TV lifts are just as durable, reliable and quiet as the higher priced competitors.

Customer Bob shares, “Speaking as an engineer with more than 40 years experience, I am very impressed with the quality of your product (the rugged design, well made parts, perfect paint finish, elegance of electrical design and, of course, your customer service). Congratulations on making this capable lift at such a reasonable price.”

Assembly Time


The Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV Lift takes less than 10 minutes to assemble.
No mechanism assembly required. Simply attach the
TV mounting brackets and connect the wires. 
Time is money for AV professionals and builders. The fully assembled Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanism saves valuable installation time. Many shoppers choose the Whisper Lift II because it’s ready to go out of the box; while other brands require complicated, multi-step assembly, adding hours to the project.

With the Touchstone TV lift, simply unpack the box, attach the TV brackets and connect the wires. Pre-drilled brackets on the top and base of the Touchstone Whisper Lift II make it easy to attach the lift to a cabinet, floor or ceiling in minutes.

Learn how to install the Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanism in a few easy steps.

Easy to Add to a Custom Build

Mountain Modern Life gives Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV lift installation tips.
Image courtesy of Mountain Modern Life

Our friends at Mountain Modern Life recently integrated a Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced TV Lift into a custom built cabinet in their RV. Eric at Mountain Modern Lift does a great job explaining the installation.

Check out Mountain Modern Life's "Installing a TV Lift and Electric Fireplace In Our RV" blog post for more inspiration and tips.


Versatile Installation

The Whisper Lift II can be mounted to the ceiling or other support for a dropdown TV application.
Touchstone Whisper Lift II in a drop down application.
Image courtesy of Architectural Video Systems. 
One of the most popular features of the Whisper Lift II is the ease of integration into any project. The same lift can be used in a drop down TV or pop up TV application from the ceiling, floor, cabinet or other enclosure.

Pictured left, the Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism can be mounted to the ceiling or a support beam. With the touch of the remote control, the TV is lowered into view or lifted out of sight.



Customer Feedback

Image courtesy of Touchstone Home Products customer Juergen
We frequently get enthusiastic calls and emails from customers sharing their Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV Lift integrations. We love to hear from our customers. Your feedback helps us develop the best products and inspires other AV pros, builders and hobbyists. Share your integration pictures with us via email.

Pictured left, three Whisper Lift II TV Lifts side by side, with vertically mounted displays.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Touchstone Introduces the New Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace

A classic style wall recessed electric fireplace with a matte black frame and screened front.
The Touchstone Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace adds warmth
and classic design to any room with its matte frame, screen
front and realistic looking flames.
Touchstone has added the new 50-inch wide Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace to its full range of recessed electric fireplaces. The Sideline Steel model features a traditional screened front with a matte finish black frame. The steel screen front, paired with the most realistic LED flame display on the market, looks like a wood burning fireplace, without the maintenance.

Easy to Install

The Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace is designed for easy flush mount installation, offering a built-in wall style. The versatile Sideline Steel model can also be hung directly on the wall if desired. The heat vents on the front of the fireplace warm a room up to 400 square feet. The flame display works independently from the heater, so the beautiful flames can be enjoyed year-round with or without heat. Learn more.

The Most Realistic LED Flame Display

With the touch of a remote control, the flame display can be adjusted to five settings from soft glow to a full fire effect. The front display remains cool-to-the-touch, offering ambiance without the risks of a real fire. As a testament to Touchstone’s natural looking electric fireplaces, a customer shares:

"The flames were so realistic that when I had my final fire inspection, it totally fooled the fire inspector who thought it was gas and not electric. So you guys are definitely doing an awesome job when the flame can't be determined to be gas or electric." - H. Jean

Learn more about the benefits of electric fireplaces versus wood burning or gas burning fireplaces.

Easy to integrate into any design.
The traditional styled Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace joins the Touchstone Sideline Electric Fireplace family. In the same size at 50 inches wide, the more contemporary styled Sideline50 features a glass front display and a glossy black metal frame. Other sizes include the 36-inch wide Sideline36, the 60-inch wide Sideline60 and the 72-inch wide Sideline72. Pictured left, the Sideline36 Electric Fireplace in a custom built stone wall, courtesy of a Touchstone customer.

Product Specifications: 


  • Matte black steel frame with natural looking logs set behind a fire screen
  • Designed for in-wall placement
  • Dual remote control for flame display and heater
  • The most realistic LED flame display on the market
  • Heats a room up to 400 square feet
  • 2 heat settings plus a no-heat setting for all-season use
  • Timer and auto-shut off


Fireplace dimensions: 50.4" wide x 21.5" high x 5.5" deep
Firebox dimensions: 47" wide x 20.25" high x 5.2" deep
Watts: 1,500
BTU's: 5,118
Voltage: 120v
Amperes: 11 and up

Learn more about the Sideline Steel Electric Fireplace.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

RV Renovation with Mountain Modern Life and Touchstone Home Products

Mountain Modern Life used a Touchstone TV Lift and Sideline26 Electric Fireplace for a RV renovation.
RV Renovation using a Touchstone Whisper Lift II Pro
Advanced TV Lift and Sideline36 Electric Fireplace.
Image courtesy of Mountain Modern Life. 
Touchstone Home Products recently teamed up with Eric and Katie of Mountain Modern Life for their design challenge RV renovation. Eric and Katie designed and built a custom cabinet in their RV, using a Touchstone Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced TV Lift and Sideline36 Electric Fireplace.

Replacing the dinette area of the RV, this multipurpose cabinet neatly stows a large flat screen television, houses a pull-out table and displays a built-in electric fireplace with heat. Learn more about Mountain Modern Life’s RV renovation project.

Ideal for small spaces like RVs and motor homes, the Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV Lift can be attached to the floor, ceiling or into a cabinet. The quiet operation motorized lift raises and lowers a TV in and out of view by remote control. The space-saving Whisper Lift II can hold a TV up to 65 inches wide. The Whisper Lift II Pro Advanced and Pro Advanced Swivel models offer programmable lift height memory, a practical feature for RVs with low ceilings or built in cabinets.

Easy Integration into the RV

Installation is easy – simply bolt the Whisper Lift II TV lift using the pre-drilled holes and attach the TV brackets.  All Touchstone TV lifts come fully assembled for easy integration into any design. The optional component shelf adds a handy storage area, especially useful in tight quarters like an RV. Katie of Mountain Modern Life offers this RV design tip, “By the way, you don’t have to use this lift mechanism for your TV. You can get the add-on component shelf and use the lift to raise just about anything like kitchen appliances, computers, etc.”


Mountain Modern Life makes good use of their RV space with a Touchstone TV Lift and electric fireplace.
The rustic custom cabinet designed and
constructed by Mountain
Modern Life features a built-in Touchstone
TV lift and electric fireplace.
Image courtesy of Mountain Modern Life. 

Relax in the RV With an Electric Fireplace 

Also built for speedy installation, the Touchstone Sideline36 Electric Fireplace is simple to mount into a wall or cabinet. The heat vents are on the front of the unit for versatile placement. The realistic LED flame display adds ambiance to any space without the maintenance of a real fire.

Perfect for RVs, Touchstone’s Sideline36 Electric Fireplace heats a 400 square foot area. The heat and flame controls work independently, so the relaxing flames can be enjoyed with or without heat in any season.

It was a pleasure to partner with Eric and Katie on this RV renovation project. Katie writes:

“We really enjoyed working with Touchstone on this project and honestly can’t say enough good things about their products and service. Back when we were doing research on TV lift mechanisms, they really stood out to us with their affordable products, warranty, and glowing reviews, which was really important to us.”

Check out Mountain Modern Life’s rustic RV TV cabinet:



Watch the detailed installation of the Touchstone Whisper Lift Pro Advanced TV Lift and Sideline36 Electric Fireplace below:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Tasteful TV Concealment Solutions for Businesses, Churches and Funeral Homes

The Touchstone Monterey TV Lift Cabinet tastefully hides a large flat screen television.
The motorized Touchstone Monterey TV Lift Cabinet
 tastefully hides a large flat screen television. 
TVs are popping up – literally - at church gatherings and memorial services across the country. Once taboo in places of worship and funeral homes, televisions and other media have become part of the experience at many religious and memorial services.

Funeral directors and church leaders face the challenge of providing high tech slideshows and videos while maintaining the right balance of decorum and protocol. Many choose Touchstone Home Products pop-up TV cabinets to keep large television screens and monitors out of sight when needed.

Touchstone TV lift cabinets are built with traditional carpentry for long lasting style and durability. Inside the cabinet, the top rated Whisper Lift II motorized TV lift quietly and discreetly lifts and lowers a flat screen television into or out of view with the touch of a remote control.

Available with optional rolling casters, Touchstone TV lift cabinets move easily from room to room. Most models are finished on all four sides for versatile placement. With depths of 20 inches or less, these cabinets save valuable floor space.

Easy Alternative to a Wall Mounted TV

The classic style Monterey TV Lift Cabinet in Espresso tastefully hides a TV at a business, church or funeral home.
The built-in, motorized TV lift discreetly
lifts and lowers the TV into and out of view.
Also ideal for small businesses, law firms and other professional service providers, Touchstone TV lift cabinets provide easy-to-integrate television concealment solutions. The hidden TV cabinet offers an alternative to wall mounting in a room without adequate wall space or suitable wall construction to support a flat screen television or large computer monitor.

Add Versatility to a Small Workspace

A Touchstone TV lift cabinet adds versatility to a small workspace, making it easy to transition one room from a multimedia-rich conference area to a distraction-free, private office with the push of a button. For companies with a limited AV budget, a TV lift cabinet adds a professional look, paired with the latest technology.

Affordable AV Upgrade

Touchstone Home Products Vice President Frank Quinlisk shares, “Our TV lift cabinets can be found in many businesses, churches and schools. The advanced TV lift technology provides an affordable upgrade, compared to costly AV remodeling projects. Plus, the classic style cabinets blend well with existing décor. Many models are available in custom finishes to match your furniture perfectly.”

Learn more about tastefully hiding a TV at Touchstone Home Products.com.

See the Monterey Espresso TV Lift Cabinet in action:

Friday, February 26, 2016

New 36-inch and 72-inch Wall Mount and Recessed Electric Fireplaces

Touchstone Sideline Electric Fireplaces are available in four sizes and can be wall mounted or flush mounted into the wall.
Pictured here: Sideline50 Electric Fireplace, recessed into the
wall. Image courtesy of Regent Company, VA.
By popular demand, Touchstone Home Products recently added two new widths to its Sideline Electric Fireplace collection. The new 36-inch wide Sideline36 model is a versatile size, ideal for placement in a kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. The new extra long 72-inch wide Sideline72 model makes an impact in a great room or dining room.

Wall Mount or Flush Mount Versatility

Easy-to-install Sideline electric fireplaces can either be recessed into the wall or mounted onto the wall. Powered by electricity, these fireplaces don’t require venting or gas lines, which makes them easy to add to any design or renovation. “The Sideline model is one of our best sellers because it works in so many different applications. We receive lots of requests from customers who love their Sideline50 and Sideline60 electric fireplaces and want the same model in a different size for another room,” shares Frank Quinlisk, Vice President of Touchstone Home Products.

Energy Efficient Heat and Natural Looking Flames

The Sideline Electric Fireplace’s heat vents are positioned on the front of the unit. Two heat settings, low and high, offer supplemental heat to a 400-square-foot area. The natural looking flames can be enjoyed without the heat when desired. An electric fireplace is more energy efficient than a gas burning or wood burning fireplace, averaging about $50-$80 per year to run, compared to hundreds of dollars for a gas burning fireplace.

All Sideline Electric Fireplaces Feature:

  • 5000 BTU heater for rooms up to 400 square feet
  • Available in 36, 50, 60 and 72 inch widths
  • Cool-to-the-touch fireplace face
  • Ships with both log and crystal options
  • Affordable alternative to gas
  • The most life-like flames available
  • Flame display can be enjoyed with or without heat as desired
  • IR remote control
  • Timer and auto shut off
  • 2 heat settings and 5 flame settings

4 Sideline Electric Fireplace Sizes

Touchstone Sideline Electric Fireplaces are available in 4 widths: 36-inch, 50-inch, 60-inch and 72-inch.






















Watch the video and see how easy it is to install a Touchstone Sideline Electric Fireplace:

Monday, February 8, 2016

Touchstone Showcases New Electric Fireplaces at Philly Home Show

The Touchstone Home Products Sideline Electric Fireplaces will be showcased at the 2016 Philly Home Show.
Touchstone Sideline50 Electric Fireplace
The Touchstone Home Products team returns to the annual Philly Home Show on February 12-14 and February19-21, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

This popular show draws thousands of people from the mid-Atlantic region and features celebrity speakers including Jeff Devlin of DIY Network’s I Hate My Bath and the much anticipated new HGTV program Stone House Revival, John Gidding of HGTV'S Curb Appeal and Alison Victoria OF DIY Network’s Crashers.

Over 300 exhibitors offer show-goers design tips, project inspiration and product guidance. At Booth 204, Touchstone Home Products, Inc. will showcase design-minded electric fireplaces, motorized TV lifts and pop up TV lift cabinets. “We look forward to the Philly Home Show every year. This show is right in our backyard. We love meeting other local exhibitors and attendees,” explains Frank Quinlisk, Touchstone Home Products Vice President.

Quinlisk adds, “This year, we are featuring new electric fireplace sizes and styles, and we’re excited to show them off. Our new 36-inch wide Sideline Electric Fireplace is getting a lot of buzz. It’s the perfect size to integrate into a bathroom or kitchen renovation.”

Designed for easy installation, Sideline Electric Fireplaces can be recessed into the wall for a flush mount effect or mounted directly on the wall. The plug and play electric fireplace means you don’t have to plan for venting or gas lines in the installation. Within minutes, you can enjoy the ambiance and beauty of the natural flame display.

New 36-inch and 72-inch Electric Fireplaces

Touchstone introduces two new Sideline sizes, the 36-inch wide Sideline36 and the 72-inch wide Sideline72. These new electric fireplaces are well built with all the same popular features as the Sideline 50 and Sideline60.

All Sideline Electric Fireplaces feature:

  • 5000 BTU heater for rooms up to 400 square feet
  • Available in 36, 50, 60 and 72 inch sizes
  • Cool-to-the-touch fireplace face
  • Ships with both log and crystal options
  • Affordable alternative to gas
  • Features the most life-like flames available
  • Flame display can be enjoyed with or without heat as desired
  • IR remote control

Exclusive Philly Home Show Discount

Philly Home Show attendees who place orders at the Touchstone Home Products booth will save 10% off. Visit Booth 204 for this Philly Home Show exclusive pricing.

Bring a Friend For Free to the 2016 Philly Home Show

Visit the Home & Garden Events Facebook page and click on the “Ticket Deals” tab for 2-for-1 ticket discounts.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Touchstone Home Products Antique Style TV Lift Cabinets and Electric Fireplaces at the Historic Home Show, Valley Forge, PA

The leather wrapped TV lift cabinet fits at the end of a bed and hides the TV when it's not in use.
The leather wrapped Touchstone Ellis TV Lift Cabinet
adds vintage style and keeps the TV out of sight when desired.
Take a step back into time with Touchstone Home Products, Inc. at the Historic Home Show at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center, Valley Forge, PA, February 5 – 7, 2016. This three-day event brings together homeowners and professionals interested in period home restoration, renovation and decoration. Well suited for historic homes, Touchstone’s heritage-style TV lift cabinets and electric fireplaces will be showcased at Booth H-147.

Hiding Technology in a Historic Home

A large flat screen TV can look out of place in a historic home. Despite the great care designers and homeowners take to replicate a particular time period, a big television in the room often becomes the unintended focal point. An antique style Touchstone TV lift cabinet artfully hides a flat screen TV when it is not in use.

Touchstone Home Products TV lift cabinets are well built with heirloom style details to fit into any décor. Inside the cabinet, the built in Whisper Lift II motorized TV lift raises or lowers the TV by remote control.

Why Touchstone TV Lift Cabinets Are Best For Historic Homes


  • Industry-leading Whisper Lift II TV mount technology is the most reliable and quiet motorized TV lift on the market.
  • Touchstone TV lift cabinets are built with craftsman carpentry techniques including English dovetail joints and tongue and groove corner blocks.
  • Carefully designed to complement different historical periods, the Mission cabinet, Bungalow cabinet and Leather Wrapped Vintage Trunk cabinet and other styles seamlessly blend with existing décor.
  • The perfect alternative to a wall-mounted television, the pop-up TV cabinet brings your TV into view on demand, without taking up wall space or sacrificing the style of the room.
  • Many models are finished on all four sides so you can place the TV lift cabinet at the end of a bed, or position it as a room divider in a home with a challenging floor plan.

The Arts & Crafts style TV lift cabinet lifts or lowers a TV in less than thirty seconds.
The Arts & Crafts styled Elevate Mission TV Lift Cabinet lifts or lowers a TV in less than 30 seconds. 

Take the Chill Off a Drafty Old House

Owners of historic homes often face heating challenges like old radiators, outdated duct systems and poor insulation. Touchstone Electric Fireplaces are easy to install in an old home, and require no additional venting or gas lines.

The authenticity and ambiance of the realistic looking flames harken back to a well-loved hearth. The flame display works independently from the heat controls, so you can enjoy the flames without the heat when desired.

Why Touchstone Electric Fireplaces Are Best for Historic Homes


  • Two heat settings warm a room up to 400 square feet, reducing energy costs. An electric fireplace costs pennies to run per hour, compared to a gas or propane fireplace. 
  • These child- and pet-friendly electric fireplaces are cool-to-the-touch. The built in timer and automatic shutoff provide instant ambiance, without the hassle and risks of a wood burning fire. 
  • Energy efficient electric fireplaces do not emit fumes, smoky smells, nor do they require a gas line. 
  • The plug and play installation is easy – simply mount and plug into the nearest electrical outlet. 

DIY Projects For Old Houses

For historic home enthusiasts who enjoy do-it-yourself projects, Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanisms can be purchased separately and integrated into most designs. Many Touchstone TV lift cabinets are available unfinished, so you can stain them yourself if desired. Custom finishing by our team is also available for the perfect match.

Special Show Attendee Discount at Booth H-147

Stop by Booth H-147, see our TV lift cabinets and electric fireplaces in action and meet our team. Order any Touchstone product at the booth and enjoy 15% off.

Learn more about Touchstone antique style cabinets

Learn more about the best best pop up TV cabinets for historical homes

About the Historic Home Show

The Historic Home Show runs February 5 – 7, 2016 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort Convention Center, Valley Forge, PA. This three-day convention is billed as the only national event dedicated to restoring, renovating and furnishing traditional and historic homes. For more details and registration information, visit: http://www.historichomeshows.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

How to Install a Touchstone TV Lift Mechanism in 3 Easy Steps


Touchstone Whisper Lift II easy, out-of-the-box assembly
Trusted by AV professionals, builders and woodworking hobbyists, Touchstone Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanisms are known for reliability, quiet operation and ease of use. Notably, Touchstone TV lifts also get top reviews for simple installation.

Fully Assembled Mechanism

Unlike other brands, Touchstone’s Whisper Lift II TV lift mechanisms come fully assembled, saving installers lots of time. This means the actuator, base and extension arms are completely connected. Simply plug in the control box and power supply, attach the TV mounting brackets and TV, and the lift is fully operational.

Out of the Box Installation

In the box, you’ll find the lift mechanism, TV mounting brackets, cross brackets, TV mounting screws, control box, wired remote control, wireless remote control and the power supply. The motorized lift mechanism requires no extra installation.




Tools You Will Need

You’ll need the following tools: Philips-head screwdriver, Size 4 metric hex wrench, Size 5 metric hex wrench, Adjustable wrench or Size 4 and Size 5 metric socket wrench.


Step 1: Mount the Lift Mechanism

Attach the Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism to a cabinet, floor, wall or other surface as desired using wood screws (not included). The Whisper Lift II TV Lift has 8 pre-drilled mount points: 2 on the back of the lift and 6 on the base.





Step 2: Mount and Connect the Control Box and Power Supply

Attach the control box, power supply and wired remote. We recommend mounting the control box behind the lift mechanism for easy access to the plug inserts. (Refer to the detailed instructions included in the box for best placement for your particular installation). For the Advanced Pro Swivel model, attach the swivel safety sensor also.

Step 3: Attach the TV Brackets and TV to the Lift Mechanism

Power on the lift mechanism and raise the lift. Attach the horizontal cross brackets to the lift mechanism. Attach the TV mount brackets to the back of the TV. Secure the TV’s mount brackets onto the horizontal brackets and lock into place.





Quick Connect™ TV Mounting

The Touchstone Quick Connect system includes mounting screws that are compatible with most flat screen television models. Please consult your TV manufacturer for the specific size and length of the mounting screws required for your TV. If the screws included in the kit do not fit your television, these screws can be purchased at most hardware or home improvement stores.

Watch the Video

Watch the video to watch the step-by-step installation of the Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism into a Touchstone TV Lift Cabinet.


Pop Up or Drop Down TV Lift

The Whisper Lift II can be used as a pop up lift from within a cabinet, shelf or floor, or it can be flipped around and installed as a drop down lift mechanism from the ceiling or wall.



All Whisper Lift II Lift Mechanisms include detailed installation instructions. The Touchstone Home Products customer support team is available Monday through Friday during normal business hours (Eastern Time) to offer technical support and answer installation questions. Contact Us.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

How to Measure Your TV For the Best Fit

Measure your TV' width, height and depth
for the best fit in a cabinet. 
Based on the recent surge of requests we have received for TV lift cabinet measurements, we can safely assume TV sales have spiked this holiday season. Fueled by big discounts, many pre-and post-Black Friday shoppers have upgraded to new flat screen TVs with advanced smart features and bigger screens.

Plan For the Placement of the TV


In the excitement of purchasing a large screen television, preparing for the placement of the new TV is often an afterthought. For those who rent or have less wall space than anticipated, a TV lift cabinet offers an easy alternative to wall mounting. The motorized lift raises and lowers the TV into the cabinet and prevents a large TV from being the focal point of the room when it’s not in use.

Safer Alternative to an Unsecured TV Stand


A TV lift cabinet is a safer alternative to an unsecured TV stand or the top of a dresser. The TV firmly attaches to the lift mechanism, preventing dangerous TV tip-overs that can injure children and pets, as well as damage the TV.

A 60" TV Is Not Sixty Inches Wide


The TV manufacturer’s size is based on the diagonal measurement from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner of the screen. This measurement does not include the frame (bezel) around the screen. This means a 60-inch TV is not 60 inches wide horizontally, which can cause some confusion when determining your TV’s required wall space or TV cabinet space.

How to Measure Your TV For the Perfect Fit


To figure out the wall or cabinet space your television will need, use a tape measure to determine the horizontal width, height and depth from edge to edge. Include the frame (bezel) around the screen in your measurements.

Step 1: Measure the Depth


Measure from the extreme front of the TV to the extreme back of the TV. Don't include the measurement of an attached TV stand.





Step 2: Measure the Width


Measure horizontally from the left outer edge of the frame to the right outer edge of the frame.





Step 3: Measure the Height


Measure vertically from the extreme top of the TV to the extreme bottom of the TV.





Choose the Best TV Lift Cabinet For Your TV


Touchstone Home Products carries a wide selection of TV lift cabinets in popular sizes, finishes and styles to fit your TV and match your décor. Many Touchstone TV lift cabinets are finished on all four sides for easy placement at the foot of a bed, as a room divider or against a wall.

Listed below are the maximum television dimensions each Touchstone TV lift cabinet can accommodate. A standard 60-inch TV (60-inch diagonal screen measurement) will generally fit in a 56-inch wide space.

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Touchstone TV Lift Cabinet Specifications


For easy reference, here are specifications for Touchstone Home Products best selling TV lift cabinets. To ensure your TV will fit in the cabinet, the height, width and depth of the TV from edge to edge must be less than the maximum measurements listed below.

Touchstone Component Shelf Height


If you will be using the Touchstone component shelf, the shelf adds about half an inch to the overall height. Your TV height plus the height of your components such as the cable box or DVR must be less than the height measurements listed below.

For TVs with 42-inch horizontal width or less:



Elevate White Mission TV Lift Cabinet 42"W x 5"D x 32"H

Elevate Unfinished Mission TV Lift Cabinet 42"W x 5"D x 32"H


For TVs with 44-inch horizontal width or less:


Elevate Vintage Leather Trunk TV Lift Cabinet 44"W x 5.5"D x 33"H


For TVs with 46-inch horizontal width or less:


Conestoga Unfinished TV Lift Cabinet with Integrated Electric Fireplace 46"W x 4"D x 32"H

Tremont Brandy Finish TV Lift Cabinet 46"W x 3"D x 32"H


For TVs with 47-inch horizontal width or less:


Ellis Leather Trunk TV Lift Cabinet 47"W x 5.5"D x 33"H

Harrison Espresso TV Lift Cabinet 47"W x 5.5"D x 33"H

Highland Dark Cherry TV Lift Cabinet 47"W x 5.5"D x 33"H


For TVs with 48-inch horizontal width or less:


Hartford Unfinished TV Lift Cabinet 48"W x 5.5"D x 33"H

Lexington Black TV Lift Cabinet 48"W x 5.5"D x 33"H

Seaford White TV Lift Cabinet 48"W x 5.5"D x 33"H


For TVs with 55-inch horizontal width or less:


Adonzo TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H

Adonzo Unfinished TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H 

Berkeley TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H

Brookside TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H

Bungalow Mission TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 33"H

Bungalow Unfinished TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H

Carmel Espresso TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 32.5"H

Monterey Espresso TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H

Tuscany TV Lift Cabinet 55"W x 4.5"D x 35"H


For TVs with 56-inch horizontal width or less:


Grand Elevate Espresso TV Lift Cabinet 56" W x 7" D x 33" H


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Perfect Match: New Custom Finished TV Lift Cabinets

Looking for the perfect match? Touchstone offers
custom finished TV lift cabinets in 8 popular colors. 
Seamlessly add a matching pop-up TV lift cabinet to your existing décor with the new custom finish options from Touchstone Home Products. Ideal for a family room, bedroom or finished basement, Touchstone TV Lift Cabinets are cleverly built with a motorized TV lift inside to raise and lower a TV on demand. 

How the Custom Finishes Work

Touchstone Home Products now offers its most popular TV lift cabinet styles in eight custom finishes including Autumn, Bordeaux, Chestnut, Colonial, Crystal White, Ebony Black, Hearthstone Grey or Sable for an extra minimal charge. You can choose one of these finishes, and Touchstone will professionally stain the cabinet to your specifications. Color samples are available by request. 

DIY Option

Alternately, you can purchase the cabinet unfinished and paint it yourself. Touchstone also provides special order custom finishing with a wider color palette at an additional cost.

Built to Last

Touchstone TV lift cabinets are well built with fine cabinet-making techniques including self-locking English dovetail joints and solid wood tongue and groove corner blocks for superior durability. 

Motorized TV Lift

All Touchstone TV Lift Cabinets include the Whisper Lift II TV Lift Mechanism. Top rated for reliability and performance, the Whisper Lift II features a whisper-quiet single piston actuator and steel external casing to protect the motor. This motorized lift raises or lowers a TV in less than 30 seconds by remote control. With the push of a button, you can hide the TV when it’s not in use. This TV concealment system gives you the flexibility to place the cabinet in front of a window or as a room divider. 

Fits Most Popular TV Sizes

The custom finished cabinets are available in a variety of styles and sizes to fit most popular TV sizes. The best selling Elevate model holds a 46-inch TV (TV industry standard diagonal measurement). The bigger Grand Elevate can fit most 60-inch TVs (TV industry standard diagonal measurement). 

How to Measure Your TV

TV manufacturers provide the diagonal screen measurement, which means a 42-inch TV is 42 inches from the top left corner of the screen to the bottom right corner of the screen. To determine the best Touchstone cabinet for your TV, measure the width, height and depth of your TV from edge to edge, rather than the manufacturer’s screen dimensions. 

Will My TV Fit? 

Learn how to measure your TV for the best fit in a Touchstone TV Lift Cabinet: http://www.touchstonehomeproducts.com/howtoguide.html

Popular Models in Custom Finishes

Conestoga TV Lift and Fireplace
Combo finished in White.
Image courtesy of Touchstone 
Home Products customer
Other popular models available in custom finishes include the classic Hartford style and turn of the century style Mission style. The popular Conestoga TV Lift Cabinet with a built in electric fireplace is also available with a custom finish. The Conestoga is especially popular in white. 

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Do you have a custom finished Touchstone TV Cabinet? Share your pictures with us at sales@touchstonehomeproducts.comand we will feature them on our site. We love to see Touchstone products in their new homes.