Good Questions: Skinny Media Stand for Skinny TV?

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Hello AT,

We just bought this new hd flat screen tv and now we need a media stand to put it on. The problem is, that our tiny area works best if the media stand was only 14-16″ deep, which I’ve recently learned is impossible to find. I don’t understand why companies make these super skinny tv’s so people can save space but then furniture companies don’t offer a skinny media stand to put it on…

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We’ve looked every where and the only thing we could find is this low to the floor Target media stand which is 20″ deep and this dining room buffet which my bf thinks looks completely out of place. Does anyone have an opinion on these two pieces or can anyone recommend someplace with not-so-deep media stands. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks. H

Dear H,

Don’t do the Buffet!!

The problem here is that media stands are all built to house all the other stuff you need: VCR, DVD, Cable Box, TIVO, etc, and these things have a pretty standard depth. If you want to go skinnier you should look beyond media cabinets and go for bookcases or consoles.

If it were us, however, we’d go for the media cabinet in a style you like, but go for a low version so that the thickness won’t encroach as much on your room.

Anyone else???