Home entertainment centers are fast gaining popularity because of their space saving capabilities and the advantage they provide in storing electronic equipment and components in a compact and a methodical manner.
Ranging from the existing home entertainment centers to custom made ones, these centers are either made of wood or metal. While the metallic entertainment solutions are also in great demand, it is the wooden entertainment centers that attract consumers because of their aesthetic values.
The wooden entertainment centers are made of oak, cherry, mahogany, hickory, pine, maple, and walnut. If you are buying a wooden entertainment center you must keep in mind that ‘all-wood’ furniture is not necessarily all solid wood.
The companies manufacturing these wooden entertainment centers usually use solid board for their constructions, but they also use veneers and particleboard. This is because a veneer is more cost-effective and helps lower the cost of the entertainment center and can also help you achieve the desired look without the additional costs that would be involved with solid wood.
While searching for wooden entertainment centers, you should have a keen eye for detail. First of all, look carefully at drawers and ensure that they open and close smoothly. Apart from moving freely, they should also have automatic stops.
Also, check for support blocks at the bottom of the drawers. In fact the quality and construction of the drawers are an important indicator of the over all quality of the furniture. There should also be dust proofing between the drawers. The advantage of this is that this barrier prevents papers from passing between them.
If you plan to opt for custom made wooden entertainment center, you can also think in terms of intricately carved wooden cabinets. You can also consider including overlay strips of wood or blocks to attach decorative rosettes.
TV cabinets with foldaway pocket doors are another option. Also, keep in mind that the oak entertainment center should have glass-covered cabinets if the electronic equipment they store operates with a remote.
Source by Josh Riverside