The Best TV Trays With Stand Assists
Our Best TV Trays With Stand Assists Guide
There are a variety of stand assists on the market, and the addition of a TV tray can be of great benefit for some, but isn’t for all. When considering if this product is the best option for yourself or loved one, be sure to consider the following:
Use With Furniture
If the measurements align, a stand assist can work with sofas, chairs, and even recliners. While most stand assists are adjustable, that doesn’t mean it will work for every possible seating design out there. This is especially true for stand assists with TV trays. In order to provide stability for the user and the tray, the base needs to be secured by the sofa’s or chair’s legs. As these stand assists are not designed for freestanding use, it is imperative to measure the distance between the legs of the piece of furniture intended to use with to ensure the model you are purchasing can be properly installed.
Size and Weight Restrictions
Once you are sure the TV tray with stand assist can be properly installed, you can now more closely look at the product details.
Most models with TV trays can only support up 250 pounds. If you need a product that can handle more weight, we reviewed basic couch stand assists that have higher weight restrictions.
The tray size and weight restriction is another important thing to note. In order for the product to be a combo TV tray and stand assist, the tray needs to be able to swing out of the way. While useful, this also restricts the size of the tray and the weight limit it can handle. If a larger, sturdier tray is desired, it might be a better idea to purchase stand assists and TV trays separately.
Consider who will be assembling the product before purchase, especially if you are buying and shipping directly to a loved one as a gift. Ensuring all tools needed for assembly are included is just one thing to consider. Stand assists with TV trays need to be sturdy, and securely fastening parts together could be difficult for some.
Additionally, the base needs to be secured under the sofa’s or chair’s legs, which will require some heavy lifting. While this might be a one-person job for some, we advise on having someone else assist in measuring and assembling, especially if the parts need some force to loosen when first putting together. If particularly rigid, a quick spray of WD-40 should help the parts glide together more smoothly.