stereo cabinet ikea – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a simple thing to do, but it’s only once you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential because the stand 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, you should not put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is recommended, however you can eliminate TVs which are slightly smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare this to the stand, in particular the width. It will look odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a bigger TV in the near future, you may wish to think about obtaining a stand that’s a bit bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that’s far too big for it. Plus some racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs in a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands often arrive in a more conventional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you will need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re searching for a modern look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name suggests, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of the room. The stand looks the same as a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you are tight on space, because you are going to be able to push the stand farther in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are normally made out of wooden veneers not solid wood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally look for exactly the same type of timber as your current furniture, so that it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based on the make and model, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you like a specific type of stand but don’t like the kind of wood, it’s worth asking whether other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you want a better quality stand, look for models which are created with ‘actual’ wood veneers, as they’re usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as its name suggests these racks are mainly made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Lots of glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass variation but need clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the most popular stand colour nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.