tv stand cabinet – At first you might think picking a TV stand is a simple matter to do, but it’s only once you start looking, that you realise how vast the choices are. Various colours, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a mix, 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 so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are usually quoted as being appropriate for TVs up to a certain size. As a consequence, you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, however you can get away with TVs that are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, in particular the width. It will seem strange if the TV overhangs the edge, and it may not be safe. If you think you may upgrade to a bigger TV in the not too distant future, you might wish to think about obtaining a stand that is slightly bigger than what you want. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will look strange on a stand that is way too large for it. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be appropriate for TVs within a specific size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand to Be?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Most TV cabinets are also generally made of timber as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cabinet, you’ll want to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
Cantilever TV Stands
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV above the stand. This is a good option if you’re looking for a contemporary appearance and is only feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of the space. The stand appears just like a normal stand from 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 be able to push the rack further in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Most wooden TV stands are usually made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep the cost down. You should ideally start looking for exactly the exact same sort of timber as your current furniture, so that it matches up and doesn’t look strange.
Based on the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a particular style of rack but do not enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of timber are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Glass TV Stands
Again as the name suggests 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 black or clear glass shelves. Therefore, if you only see a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
Even though the hottest stand colour nowadays is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.