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TV Stand Suggestions for Saving Money

May 18, 2008
Television is being ushered into a whole new era. No longer do people have the floor sets of televisions earlier history. Now people are buying HDTV's that can cost several thousand dollars. When shelling out all this money for a television set a person is likely to forget the need for a stand. Many people try to save a little when it comes to the stand and saving money means you need to be a little creative when shopping.

Alternative Ideas

Many HDTV's have stand that are made for them. These stands, though, generally cost a nice chunk of change. There are other options, thankfully. You should check out steel kits. They run around $100 and are strong with a variety of sized. They are also easy to assemble which is a perk. These stands will usually have enough room to hold the TV and a DVD player and cable box. Most stands can hold up to 200 pounds so they should be adequate for your needs. Some are more modern looking with glass shelves. If you are a do it yourselfer than you may even consider building your own wooden stand. You can find an endless number of plans online though a search that you can use for free. A simple plan idea is using two 3x2x1 planks. If you want a good wood, try cedar which does not need staining. These are going to be the sides. You can add in shelving - use Plexiglas for a strong, durable shelving material.

Things To Keep In Mind

You have to always keep in mind the size and weight of your TV. It is very important that whatever stand you use be large enough to hold the TV. It is ideal if the stand actually weighs more than the TV. This is because when the TV weighs more than the stand, it becomes top heavy and could pose a danger. Additionally, it is a good idea to avoid using glass and instead opt for Plexiglas which is more durable and safer than glass.

As TV's get more complex, so do TV stands. You can find many styles to buy, but for the best money saving option you can build your own. IT is a fun project and gives you the opportunity to make your TV stand look anyway you desire. Just look around at your options and always keep safety in mind to get the best TV stand for your needs.
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Robert Carlton frequently produces detailed reports on subjects related to corner curtain rods. His work on corner window treatments can be found on his website .
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