tv stand cabinet – At first you might think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s only once you start searching, which you realise how enormous the choices are. Various colours, a few made from glass, some wood, a few metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, the list goes on.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of the TV Stand
This is essential since the rack must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are often quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a particular size. This means that you shouldn’t put a TV on it that’s bigger than that which is advocated, but you can eliminate TVs which are marginally smaller.
Tip: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will look strange 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 might wish to think about obtaining a stand that is slightly bigger than what you want. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will appear out of place on a stand that is way too big for this. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be appropriate for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Do You Want the Stand to Be?
These kinds of stands often come in a more traditional style box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed doors or shelves on the front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from timber as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you will want to be certain that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a bracket, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a contemporary look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for if you put 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 matches snuggly into a corner.
Tip: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to have the ability to push the rack further in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
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 type of timber as your existing furniture, so that it fits up and does not look out of place.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: If you like a particular style of rack but don’t like the type of wood, it’s worth asking whether other kinds of timber 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 are usually hard to tell from real good wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests these racks are primarily made from glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. So if you only see a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often available.
Coloured TV Stands
Even though the hottest stand colour nowadays is black, you will also locate them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs will also be available in a high gloss finish. So look out for colours that’ll fit in and compliment your room layout.