stereo cabinet ikea – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it’s just once you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colours, some made of glass, some wood, some metallic or a mix, 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 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. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s larger than that which is recommended, however you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you believe you might upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might wish to think about getting a stand that’s a bit larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look out of place on a stand that’s 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 to Be?
These types of stands often come in a more conventional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also usually made of wood as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll want to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these stands your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As its name implies, these stands are for when you set the TV in the corner of the room. The stand appears just like 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, because you’ll be able to push the rack farther into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for the same sort of wood as your current furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Depending upon the model and make, TV stands can come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of rack but do not like the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, look for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Again as its name implies these stands are primarily made of 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’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand color these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and enhance your room layout.