corner tv cabinet for flat screens – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s only when you begin looking, that you realise how vast the choices are. Different colors, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the rack must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and seems too big. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than what is recommended, however you can get away with TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might want to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that is far too big for this. Plus some racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made of timber as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name suggests, these racks are for if you set 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 trunk, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, since you’ll be able to push the rack further into the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
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 exact 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, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a particular style of rack but don’t enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality rack, look for models that are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name suggests these racks are primarily made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but need transparent glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand colour these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.