stereo cabinet ikea – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only when you start looking, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colors, some made of glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list continues.
Size of the TV Stand
This is very important because the rack must be large enough, but not too large that it dwarfs your TV and looks too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than what is advocated, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you might want to think about getting a stand that’s slightly larger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s way too large for it. Plus some racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more traditional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the main material, and some 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 that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name implies, these racks are for when you set 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 back, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, because you are going to have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and save a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the same type of wood as your current furniture, so it matches up and does not look out of place.
Depending upon the model and make, TV stands can arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a particular style of rack but don’t 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, start looking for models which are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they’re usually difficult to tell from real good wood.
Again as the name implies these racks are mainly made of glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass racks 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 available.
Coloured TV Stands
While the most popular stand color nowadays is black, you will also find them in silver, white and 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 layout.