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TV Stands Buying Guide
What Kind of Material Should I Choose?
factors will determine what kind of material you will select when
TV stand. If your décor is modern, a metal and glass TV stand would be
choice. If your style is more traditional, choose one made of wood with
woods, such as plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particle
produced from recycled wood products. These recycled materials are
into wood fibers, which are then glued together using heat and pressure
create panels. A TV stand made of MDF is more affordable than one
can also be made from genuine woods. Trees are cut down and varying
timber are produced. Timber can be made from either hardwoods or
terms "hardwood" and "soft wood" do not refer to the wood's
density. Hardwoods are from trees that lose their leaves in autumn,
softwoods are from coniferous trees, like pines or cedars that do not
their needles. A TV stand made of genuine wood will last a long time.
is an eco-friendly wood because before the tree was harvested, it was
produce rubber for up to 30 years. Commonly used to make legs for
chairs and other furnishings, rubberwood is also used to make furniture
has a tropical look and feel, while having the same properties as other
hardwoods such as oak or maple trees.
A TV stand
with a laminate finish is usually made of a type of engineered wood to
the laminate has been applied. Laminates are produced by pressing
plastic, metal, wood or a combination of materials together and then
with a thermosetting resin. A laminate finish can have a simulated wood
be a solid color or have a textured or metallic appearance.
A TV stand
with a veneer finish can have the look and feel of one made from
Veneers are produced from thin slices of real wood, which are then
the piece of furniture, usually made from an engineered wood like
board, plywood or MDF. A veneer finish keeps costs down, while still
of TV stands are made of a combination of metal and glass. Choose one
aluminum, wrought iron or steel for strength, durability and good
added safety, select a TV stand with tempered glass shelves. Designed
into small fragments, unlike regular glass, tempered glass is made
harder to break by treating it with heat or a chemical solution.
finish is generally a clear, protective coating that either sits on top
surface or permeates the wood surface or sits directly on a metal
common types of finish are oil, varnish, polyurethane, shellac, lacquer
is often used as a general term for any chemical when it's applied to a
surface. However, chemical applications can be divided into three main
categories: stains, paints and finishes.
stain contains pigments, that when applied to the surface of the piece
furniture, tint the wood.
colored pigments, paint does not permeate the surface, but rather sits
of the wood or metal frame and forms a protective coating.