entertainment center cabinet – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s just once you begin looking, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Different colours, some made from 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 because the stand has to be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you should not put a TV on it that is larger than that which is recommended, however you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you might want to consider obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that’s far too large for it. Plus some racks 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 frequently arrive in a more conventional style 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 some may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will need to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a modern appearance and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
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 back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, because you’ll be able to push the stand farther in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not good wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the exact same type of timber as your current furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific type of stand but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, look for models which are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name suggests these racks are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass variation but need transparent glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand color these days is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room layout.