tv stand cabinet – Initially you might think picking a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s only once you start searching, which you realise how vast the choices are. Different colors, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
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 particular size. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than what is advocated, however you can get away with TVs which are marginally smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the border, and it might not be safe. If you think you might upgrade to a larger TV in the not too distant future, you might wish to consider getting a stand that is slightly larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that is far too large for this. Plus some racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently arrive in a more conventional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made from timber as the main material, and some might have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you will need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV over the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary appearance and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these racks 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 back, so that it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, because you’ll have the ability to push the rack farther into the corner and spare a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of wooden veneers not good hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for the exact same sort of timber as your existing 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, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you like a specific type of rack but do not like the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models which are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, since they are usually difficult to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as its name implies these racks are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass variation but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you will also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colors that will fit in and compliment your room layout.