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Future House | How to Install a Robotic Wall

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey helps install a robotic wall to maximize space for a small, urban apartment in Future House.


  1. Connect the motorized wall component using screws and a screwdriver.
  2. Slide the braces of the chassis into the base.
  3. Connect the chassis braces using screws and a screwdriver.
  4. Build the wall by connecting the pre-made structure. Start with a base.
  5. Make the connections using a socket wrench, bolts and washers.
  6. Connect the drawers and cabinets by clicking in pre-made hardware and screw them in using a drill/driver.
  7. Screw in bed slats using screws and a drill/driver.