Published on May 1st, 2013 | by Jules IKEAHacker11
DIY Fauxdenza from Ikea Kitchen Cabinets
Materials: Akurum Wall Cabinets, Applad Doors, Birch Plywood, Walnut Stain
Description: I wanted a streamlined, and narrow solution for my media center. I have seen fake, floating credenzas on the web (dubbed a “fauxdenza”) and decided to give it a try!
The 13″ depth of the kitchen cabinets was perfect for my awkward space, and the kitchen storage was just what I needed to hide all of my DVDs and components!
I mounted the Akurum wall cabinets about 8 inches above the floor, so that the credenza was floating off the floor. Since the kitchen wall cabinets are not meant to be seen from above, I used birch plywood (edges veneered and stained in a dark walnut) to wrap the top and sides of the cabinets, to both hide the screws, and to add a natural element to the sleek white cabinet doors.
I did this entire project all by myself, and it took me about 4 hours total. If I had had someone helping me, this could have easily been done in 2 hours or so.
Total cost was around $300! I am more than thrilled with the outcome!
See more of the AKURUM fauxdenza.
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