used entertainment center – At first you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it’s just when you start looking, which you realise how vast the options are. Various colours, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metal or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list goes on.
Size of this TV Stand
This is very important since 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. This means you shouldn’t put a TV on it that is bigger than that which is recommended, but you can get away with TVs which are slightly smaller.
Hint: Check your TV measurements and compare this to the stand, 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 may wish to think about getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too big though, otherwise your existing TV will look strange on a stand that is far too big for this. Plus a few racks with brackets will only be suitable for TVs in a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional style box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the main material, and a few might have glass doors.
Tip: If you’re going to put your gear like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cupboard, you’ll need to make sure that the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or board.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a mount, which raises the TV over the stand. This is a good alternative if you’re looking for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
Corner TV Stands
As the name implies, these racks are for if you put the TV in the corner of this room. The stand appears just like a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the back, so it matches snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you’ll be able to push the stand further in the corner and spare a couple of much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are normally made with wooden veneers not solid hardwood, helping to keep down the cost. You should ideally start looking for the same sort of wood as your existing furniture, so it fits up and doesn’t look strange.
Depending on the make and model, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: Should you enjoy a specific style of stand but do not enjoy the type of wood, it’s worth asking if other types of wood are available (contact us here). If you’d like a better quality stand, start looking for models which are made with ‘actual’ wood veneers, since they are usually hard to tell from actual solid wood.
Again as the name implies these racks are primarily 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. So if you just see a black glass version but want clear glass, it’s always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
While the most popular stand colour these days is black, you’ll also locate them in silver, white and even red. Some more modern designs will also be offered in a high gloss finish. So keep an eye out for colours that’ll fit in and enhance your room layout.