sauder furniture tv stand – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is just once you begin looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Various 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 very important because the rack has to 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 particular size. As a consequence, that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than what is recommended, but you can get away with TVs that are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly 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 bigger TV in the not too distant future, you may wish to think about getting a stand that is slightly bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look out of place on a stand that is way too big for it. Plus a few stands with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often arrive 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 wood as the main material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you will want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these stands 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 modern look and is just possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these stands are for if you set the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner stands are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the rack further into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally look for the exact same type of wood as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of rack but don’t like the kind of wood, it is worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name implies these stands are mainly made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass stands come with either black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you just see a black glass variation but want transparent glass, it is always worth asking because both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that will fit in and compliment your room design.