Entertainment Centers

ZRV1462The average American household has three televisions and just as many entertainment centers.  It’s no wonder that entertainment centers are one of the more common items we sell.  When people get a new television they tend to upgrade their entertainment center as well.

The great thing about new televisions is that they’re no longer big, bulky monsters that need to be hidden.    Even the least expensive television is relatively sleek and good looking.  Also, cords are less and less of an issue with a single HDMI cable connecting most components. That means that hiding the TV isn’t an issue.

So, what should you look for in an entertainment center?

Storage

Before you go shopping, consider what you have in your current entertainment center.  Will you be using the same components (dvd player, cable box)? And if so, what size are they? Do you want to store your DVDs inside?  Do you have a sound bar?  We sell units that take all of these things into consideration, but it is helpful to have a rough idea of what you want your entertainment center to accomplish before you start shopping.

Size

Most people choose entertainment centers that are roughly 4-6 inches wider than their television.  That size makes the furniture look fitted to the television and gives a nice solid platform to support it.  As far as height is concerned, you will find that as entertainment centers get wider they tend to be shorter.  The reverse is also true; a more narrow entertainment center will be taller.  The reason for this is that the ideal height for an entertainment center is a height that puts the center of the television screen at eye-level when you’re sitting down.

Not sure what height you need?  Consider this tip from thinkpv.com

Sit where you’d sit to watch your TV. Get comfortable. Then, measure the height from the ground to your eyes. Take that length and stick a piece of tape on the wall at that same height. That’s going to be the sweet spot, the ideal place for the middle of your screen (feel free to sit back and double-check that the spot seems natural to you for viewing).

Once you have that height, the rest is easy.  Take the height of the tape you put on the wall and subtract half of your television’s height.  That will give you the approximate height of the cabinet you should be looking for.  Height of Tape – TV height / 2 = Cabinet Height.  Remember, this is an approximation.  A few inches difference shouldn’t be a huge concern.

Quality

We don’t carry entertainment centers that will fall apart or that will not be sturdy enough to hold your TV.  That being said, there is still a range of quality to choose from in our store.  Looking through our showroom you will find everything from imported entertainment centers that start around $399 to Amish made solid wood cabinets.  Many of our cabinets can be ordered in a variety of sizes, different wood species (oak, maple, etc.) and have a large selection of stains to choose from.

The quality you choose really depends on your budget and how much value you place on having a nice piece of furniture in your home.  Rest assured, regardless of your budget we keep in stock a variety of styles in a wide range for prices that will give you the best value for your hard earned dollar.


Below is a small sample of the entertainment centers we currently have in stock.  To see all we can order, click here.

Fireside 84250 Hickory media stand

Fireside 84250 Hickory media stand

Available in a variety of sizes and finishes. American made ...
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B+S 5030 Oak Entertainment Center

B+S 5030 Oak Entertainment Center

This is a Amish made, solid oak, corner entertainment center.  It can be ordered in a large variety of finishes ...
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P1030260

B+S Woodworks Entertainment Center

This is a traditional shaker style cabinet made by an Amish Company called B+S Woodworks.  It features solid wood construction, a durable finish and plenty of open room for components ...
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Archbold 6862 Entertainment Center

Archbold 6862 Entertainment Center

This entertainment center is made in the USA by Archbold Furniture Company.  Since 1900 AFC has been perfecting the art of building quality solid wood furniture. As a leader in ...
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Legends OW1265 Entertainment Center

Legends OW1265 Entertainment Center

This entertainment center has a nice open concept to it.  Each side could be used to create a nice display while the center is perfect for all of your home ...
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