corner tv cabinet for flat screens – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s just once you begin looking, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colors, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the stand has to be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. This means you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, particularly the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the not too distant future, you might wish to consider getting a stand that is slightly bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that is way too large for this. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often come in a more conventional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the primary material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these stands are for if you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the stand farther in the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the same sort of timber as your current furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based on the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular type of stand but do not like the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality stand, start looking for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these stands are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you just see a black glass version but need clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often available.
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 keep an eye out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.