- 1 What can I use instead of a TV stand?
- 2 Can I build my own TV stand?
- 3 How do you raise the height of a TV stand?
- 4 Can your TV hang over the stand?
- 5 Can I use a buffet as a TV stand?
- 6 Should your TV stand be wider than your TV?
- 7 How high should a TV stand be?
- 8 What kind of plywood is used for entertainment center?
What can I use instead of a TV stand?
Here are 7 suggestions for ‘unique’ media stands.
- A dresser: Depending on how much space you have in your living room this is a fantastic option for a few reasons.
- A chest: Depending again on the height, having a chest with or without detail is a unique look.
- A console table:
- A fireplace:
- A bench:
- TV Easel:
Can I build my own TV stand?
To build this contemporary, whimsical, and functional DIY TV stand, you need nothing more than about 40 bucks and the willingness to put in a little elbow grease. Simply cut some furniture-grade plywood into narrow strips, stack them, and add some ready-made hairpin legs—or even concrete blocks—and voilà!
How do you raise the height of a TV stand?
Pull the TV stand out from the wall to look behind the unit. Check for adjustment brackets that would allow you to raise the height. If the stand is adjustable, lift the base to the desired height and secure with the fasteners unique to your particular TV stand.
Can your TV hang over the stand?
Stand-mounting does have some disadvantages, the biggest of which is that the TV occupies surface space. You need a table-top or other flat surface to place the TV on, and it would need to be wide enough for the TV’s base stand. Often, the base stand or legs may be too wide, and won’t fit easily on the existing table.
Can I use a buffet as a TV stand?
Buffets are great as TV stand ideas because they can easily hide cords, there’s plenty of storage, and they are usually large enough to fit a living room-sized television. The buffets and sideboards I rounded up range in budget but would all look equally amazing in a coastal-inspired space.
Should your TV stand be wider than your TV?
A good rule is to make sure that the width of your stand is at least two inches wider than the width of your TV. Also, your stand will most likely mention the ideal size of television for its width.
How high should a TV stand be?
Craning your neck at awkward angles for hours is a recipe for discomfort, so your TV stand should position the screen at eye level. The recommended TV height is about 42 inches, but the best position depends on the height of your sofa or chairs.
What kind of plywood is used for entertainment center?
When I think of entertainment center, I think of a piece of furniture. As for the type of wood, I would stick with either oak, maple, or cherry plywood for the carcass and solid oak, maple, or cherry for the face frames if you’re staining. Keep in mind this will substantially increase the cost.