corner tv cabinet for flat screens – Initially you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it is just once you begin searching, which you realise how enormous the options are. Different colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important since the rack must be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is larger than that which is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will look 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 wish to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some stands with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: 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 panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands that your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these stands are for if you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to be able to push the rack further into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it matches up and does not look strange.
Depending on the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular type of rack but do not like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the name implies these stands are primarily made of glass, usually consisting of 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 need transparent glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand color these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room design.