used entertainment center – Initially you may think choosing a TV stand is a easy matter to do, but it is just when you begin searching, that you realise how vast the options are. Different colors, a few made of glass, some wood, a few metallic or a combination, corner racks, TV cabinets, cantilever stands, this list continues.
Size of this TV Stand
This is essential since the stand must be large enough, but not so large that it dwarfs your TV and seems too large. Stands are often quoted as being suitable for TVs up to a certain 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 that are marginally smaller.
Hint: Assess your TV dimensions and compare that to the stand, in particular the width. It will seem odd if the TV overhangs the border, and it may not be safe. If you believe you may upgrade to a larger TV in the near future, you may wish to consider getting a stand that is a bit larger than what you need. Not too large though, otherwise your current TV will appear out of place on a stand that is way too large for this. Plus a few racks with mounts will only be suitable for TVs within a certain size range.
Which Colour, Design and Material Would You Want the Stand?
These types of stands frequently come in a more traditional fashion box like shape. They generally have drawers, enclosed shelves or doors on the front. Many TV cabinets are also generally made of wood as the primary material, and a few may have glass doors.
Suggestion: If you are going to set your equipment like SKY, DVD player etc inside the cabinet, you’ll need to make sure the remote sensor is visible through the glass door or panel.
With these racks that your TV is mounted on a mount, which increases the TV above the stand. This is a great option if you’re searching for a modern look and is just feasible for LCD and plasma TVs.
As the name suggests, these racks are for if you set the TV in the corner of this space. The stand appears the same as a normal stand from the front, but it narrows slightly towards the trunk, so it fits more snuggly into a corner.
Hint: Corner racks are great if you’re tight on space, since you are going to have the ability to push the stand farther into the corner and save a few much needed centimetres.
Wooden TV Stands
Most wooden TV stands are usually made out of 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 matches up and doesn’t look out of place.
Based upon the model and make, TV stands may come in ash, beech, cherry, mahogany, walnut, walnut or walnut.
Tips: If you enjoy a specific type of stand but don’t enjoy the type of wood, it is worth asking whether other types of wood are available (contact us). If you want a better quality stand, start looking for models that are made with ‘real’ wood veneers, as they are usually difficult to tell from real solid wood.
Again as the name suggests these racks are mainly made of glass, usually consisting of 2-3 toughened glass shelves with metal supports.
Hint: Lots of glass racks come with either clear or black glass shelves. Therefore, if you just find a black glass variation but want clear glass, it is always worth asking since both versions are often offered.
While the hottest stand colour these days is black, you’ll also find them in silver, white and red. Some more modern designs are also offered in a high gloss finish. So look out for colors that’ll fit in and enhance your room layout.