Confusing the difference between TV stands and cabinets is something that happens more often than you might think. Even though they pretty much do the same exact things when it comes to holding different pieces of electronic equipment like your television set or VCR or any other electronic device like that, the framework of each storage device is actually much different.
The framework structure of a TV stand tends to be more open while a TV cabinet will more often than not be enclosed. It is very easy to mix these two items up, but while a TV cabinet is usually considered a piece of furniture in someone’s living room because of its enclosed structure and wooden finish, a TV stand is more of an accessory of sorts because it is not really known as a holder of sorts or anything like that.
TV stands come in all shapes and sizes. Some of then are small enough to fit into a small corner of your room and can barely fit a small TV on top of or inside of itself. Those are the TV stands that are normally used in dorm rooms or den areas instead of larger living rooms and places like that. Then you have your larger models of TV stands that can fill up entire walls and hold huge TV’s and other electronic devices. They tend to be called entertainment centers when they are set up as the larger models because of the vast amount of storage space they provide for all of your electronic devices as well as a placement for DVD’s and CD’s and things like that.
TV cabinets are usually pretty large in stature because of the space and depth of their storage areas, Inside most cabinets you can store video game systems, books, movies, CD’s, and almost any other electronic device or item of your choice. It is pretty universal when it comes to what is stored inside of itself. That is another difference between TV stands and cabinets.