Televisions haven’t always been the sleek affairs they are today and so the units or stands supporting them haven’t generally been so nice either. However…that’s all changed – and to celebrate, today we’re presenting our five favourite wooden TV units – each of them deserving of a place in your living room as a piece of furniture in its own right!
Moon Solid Mango Wood vintage TV Unit – £459, Maisons du Monde
We see quite a few television units in Midcentury style these days, but – lovely as they are – they’re not always as attention-grabbing as this vintage style TV unit from Maisons du Monde. Constructed from solid mango wood, it has curved recessed sections on each drawer front in bright yellow. It’s practical too, and provides plenty of storage for your CD or DVD collections as well as for your viewing equipment.
Ainez Recycled Boat TV Stand – £688.39 (was £1,082), Borough Wharf
Looking for a truly unique piece? This Ainez TV stand is made from 100% reclaimed wood, taken from old sea fishing boards, so each one is different. The kiln-dried wood makes up the bulk of the unit whereas the frame – which includes beautiful slanted Scandinavian-style legs – and the top are made from brushed steel. With a door and two drawers, this fine piece provides ample storage space too.
AVF’s sleek TV stand is almost kidney-shaped which makes it especially suited for slotting in a corner or against a wall – and with either a curved or a flat television screen. Made from sturdy oak veneer, it has two lower shelves and remote-friendly glass doors. The legs have three height options and, should you choose, you can attach the (included) mounting column to the back, suspending your television above the stand.
Wave Entwine TV Unit – £1049, Tom Schneider
Inspired by undulating waves, Tom Schneider’s television unit is part of a stylish range that includes a coffee table, console table and nest of tables. The shape of the frame shows off the natural beauty of the wood veneer that covers the frame. With a clear glass top and an additional shelf, there’s plenty of space for media units, yet the striking supporting structure is not hidden from view.
Aspen TV Stand – £449.99, Indian Hub
We finish with another beauty made from reclaimed materials: the Aspen TV stand, an Indian-made piece, hand-crafted from iron and wood. The frame has curved edges and has been finished naturally so that the beauty of the wood – which is slightly different for each piece – can be seen. The four drawers are lighter in colour and the structure rests on a four-legged frame made from iron.