TV Beds (used interchangeably with ‘TV Lift Footboards’) are growing in popularity throughout the world. It shouldn’t serve as any surprise though, who wouldn’t want to binge watch their favorite shows in the comfort of their bed? With this growing popularity, there is a growing question to be answered: where can the best TV Bed in the USA be found? The answer to this question will become crystal clear in just a few short paragraphs.
First things first, we need to ensure that we are clear about what makes a great TV Bed. As with any furniture, there are three main variables that serve to make a TV bed truly great. These variables are style, quality of construction, and price.
Your bedroom is more than just the place where you sleep and keep your things. Your bedroom is your sanctuary. A haven where you can seclude yourself from the world into the comfort of your bed and the safety of the things you love most. The very last thing that you want is to tarnish such a special place with furniture that is an eye-sore. You need to make this space a shrine of comfort and relaxation, and inviting an ugly TV lift footboard into it will ruin it.
Things to look for in TV Bed style:
1. A matching headboard and footboard (see an example)
Many TV lift footboard manufacturers build ONLY the footboard, expecting you to use an existing headboard or find one elsewhere. This is an atrocity to design. Can you imagine hanging French doors in your house where the two doors were different colors, styles, or sizes? Absolutely not. Headboards and footboards are supposed to be two components of one coherent piece of furniture.
2. A full-width footboard
In your online search, you may find that there is such a thing as an “end-of-bed TV cabinet” or a “foot-of-bed TV cabinet”. These are the ugly step-sisters of TV beds. These cabinets are stand-alone cabinets that do not extend the full width of the bed. So, when the TV is retracted into the cabinet, it looks like you have an odd-sized dresser pushed up against the foot of your bed. Not exactly incognito.
3. Styles you love
Everybody has different tastes, you may love traditional designs, or you may love contemporary, or you may have a taste all your own. However, when you are searching for a TV Bed in the USA that will complement your bedroom, you must find a piece that will match your style. These units are a decent investment, so you don’t want any regrets when you get it. If you can’t find a style you love anywhere that you love, we at Wildwood TV Lift Furniture custom-build TV Beds regularly, so check with us!
Quality in furniture is a dying sentiment. Evermore we value brands like IKEA and Walmart who offer great prices while skimping in the construction. Time and time again we have talked to customers who simply do not understand what true quality in woodworking is anymore. So, with decades of experience in woodworking, let me be your guide.
How to spot quality in TV lift furniture (and in any other kind of furniture, too!):
Garbage in, garbage out. This mantra holds true in cooking and it also holds true in woodworking. If you skimp in the quality of the materials you put into your furniture you will find yourself with an inferior final product. When you are shopping for furniture you should keep your eye out for terms such as “MDF”, “particle board”, “thermofoil”, and “engineered wood”. These products will not create the quality of furniture that you want.
It is important to note that the term “plywood” tends to have a negative connotation, but as long as it is furniture-grade plywood then it is still all real wood, and actually serves to make a higher quality final product than solid wood would.
2. Finishing process
The finishing process that your furniture undergoes is a crucial step in the production process. Finishing includes staining, painting, top-coats, as well as many other steps. On top of creating a beautiful final product, finishing is essential to sealing the wood in order to keep moisture out. Without this, wood will naturally absorb moisture and rot.
When looking into the finishing process, the most important thing to watch out for is how many coats of finish go on to your TV bed. Finishing materials are expensive, so skimping out on the lacquer or polyurethane is an easy way for manufacturers to cushion their bottom line. You want at least two coats of finish on every piece of furniture that you purchase.
Now I know price-sensitivity varies throughout society, but it is important to feel that you are getting the value that you deserve when picking your bedroom furniture. Different TV lift footboard manufacturers have different options and different pricing, so the key to finding the right price is to shop around a little, gauge the average prices of TV lift cabinets and TV beds, and then come back to us at Wildwood, because we offer the best value. Hands down ;).
How Does Wildwood TV Lift Furniture Stack Up?
In all three areas mentioned above (style, quality, and price) Wildwood TV Lift Furniture is truly the leading TV Bed manufacturer in the USA. We use only the highest quality solid woods and furniture grade plywood, we use a 3-step finishing process to seal the wood indefinitely, we offer a matching headboard and footboard that simply look like a bed, and we do it all for a very reasonable price. If you are looking for the best TV Bed in the USA, welcome, you’ve found it.