This lift is also available with an optional backplate. The backplate option allows the Plasma TV to raise and lower without the use of an inner box. This feature highlights the thin depth of the Plasma TV. A sturdy assembly raises from the back of the lift platform for mounting the Plasma TV directly to the backplate, with the TV manufacturer's wall mount bracket. "Legs" extend forward from the top of the backplate to securely support the cabinet top with dowels or velcro.
If the backplate will be visible due to the way the cabinet is positioned in the room, the cabinetmaker typically applies veneer, paints or stains it to match the cabinetry.
Use of the backplate option provides a more high-tech appearance than the traditional "box within a box" cabinet design.