entertainment center cabinet – At first you may think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only once you begin searching, that you realise how enormous the choices are. Different colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metallic or a mix, corner stands, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the stand 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 certain size. As a consequence, you should not put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is advocated, but you can eliminate TVs that are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will look strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that’s slightly larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too large for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
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 only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of this room. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so that it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner stands are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the stand farther in the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the same sort of timber as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific type of stand but don’t like the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us). If you want a better quality stand, start looking for models that are created 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 from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass stands come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but want transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand colour these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room design.