tv stand cabinet – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s only once you begin looking, that you realise how enormous the options are. Different colours, some made from glass, some wood, some metal or a mix, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
So Where Do You Begin?
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important because the rack must be big enough, but not so big that it dwarfs your TV and looks too big. Stands are usually quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a particular size. As a consequence, that you should not put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, but you can eliminate TVs that are slightly smaller.
Tip: Assess your TV dimensions and compare that to the rack, particularly the width. It will seem 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 not too distant future, you may want to think about getting a stand that is slightly bigger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your current TV will look out of place on a stand that is far too big for this. Plus some racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These kinds of stands often arrive in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They usually have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Most TV cabinets are also usually made from wood as the primary material, and some might have glass doors.
Tip: If you are going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc within the cupboard, you’ll need to be certain the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these racks your TV is mounted on a bracket, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a modern look and is only possible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As its name implies, these racks are for when you put the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears just like a normal stand out of the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it fits more 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 rack farther in the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
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 the exact same sort of wood as your current furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may arrive in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of rack but do not enjoy the kind of wood, it’s worth asking if other kinds of wood are available (contact us). If you’d like a better quality rack, start looking for models that are created with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they’re usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as its name implies these racks are primarily made from glass, usually comprising 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Tip: Many glass racks come with either black or clear glass shelves. So if you only find a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking because both versions are often offered.
While the most popular stand color nowadays is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and even red. Some more contemporary designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that will fit in and compliment your room layout.