corner tv cabinet for flat screens – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s just when you start searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Various colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s slightly larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too large for this. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a great alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the rack further into the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for the same type of timber as your existing furniture, so it matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending upon the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of rack but do not enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from real solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you just see a black glass variation but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand color these days is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.