The origins of television in this country can be traced back to almost a century ago. The first TV station license was issued in 1928, but the rise of the amazing new technology was sharply curtailed as a result of the Great Depression. During this time, televisions were far too expensive for the average consumer: only about 200 TV sets existed in the whole country by 1936! It wouldn’t be until the boom of 1950s and the proliferation of consumer appliances that TV because widely available to the middle class. Throughout this period, televisions continued to stand by themselves, unreliant on other devices and often even furniture, as many TV sets actually supported themselves at a comfortable viewing level.
The introduction of Betamax and VHS during the mid to late 1970s would have a profound effect on how Americans watched TV. Aside from letting them record movies and begin to control their own viewing habits, the video player became another electronic device commonly found in American living rooms. Video players were not supposed to be stored on the floor, as they would suffer abuse from feet and and dust, so many people had to start using a different piece of furniture to keep their VCRs off the ground. TV manufacturers came up with a workaround to this problem by creating combination TV/VCRs. It wasn’t long however, until companies like Nintendo and Sega started to make video game consoles, creating yet another electronic gadget for the American living room. Soon, wooden TV stands became a popular way of organizing electronics in the living room.
Built with great care and attention to quality out of solid wood, the Contemporary Media Stand can support flat screen televisions up to 50 inches in size.
Obviously, the trend in television has been toward multiple, specialized devices. Today, TVs, cable and satellite boxes, gaming consoles, DVD players and even computers work in concert to give us multimedia entertainment in our living rooms. Having so many different components means that organizing our home entertainment systems is more important than ever. We have a number of excellent solid wood TV standsthat blend the classic appeal of hardwood furniture with modern day functionality.
Some of our highlights include the Hanover Media Stand, which can hold over 500 pounds and features ample shelving and cabinet space, all with an open back for easy wiring. Another wooden TV stand option is our Contemporary Media Stand. It features a distinctive, minimalistic design that does not sacrifice practicality. With its broad, open shelves, it has plenty of space for all of your needs.
There is no reason why your 21st century home entertainment system should be held back by a 20th century piece of furniture. Our solid wood TV stands will keep your living room looking organized and stylish, all while maximizing your viewing experience.