Cabinets & Sideboards besta bench3

Published on April 4th, 2014 | by Stephan D.


Besta Based Credenza

besta bench1

The base is made of BESTÅ cabinets:
2 * BESTÅ extension unit ($50.00, Width: 47 1/4 “, Depth: 15 3/4 “, Height: 15 “)
1 * BESTÅ extension unit ($35, Width: 23 5/8 “, Depth: 15 3/4 “, Height: 15 “)

Overall 5 cabinets to achieve a linear length of around 10 feet (118” 1/8).
The assembled base has been wrapped with a recycled pine wood enclosure (stained, varnished and polished) made of panels (LOWES).

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Doors are 5 * BESTÅ VARA ($5, 23 5/8″ * 15″). Besta doors have been lightly sanded then primed. Pattern has been marked on primed doors then spray painted one color at a time using Valspar spray paint and using low tack masking tape to avoid ruining finish between color applications.

Doors have been finished with urethane (7 coats), wet sanded between applications. Last coat was sprayed to obtain a high gloss dust free finish. Voila!

besta bench2
besta bench3

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4 Responses to Besta Based Credenza

  1. J.T. says:

    This is beautiful. Could you give some more information on the panels you used?

    • SD says:

      The panels are 3/4-in x 16-in x 96-in Kiln-Dried found at Lowes. There are different kinds and sizes available. What makes the 3/4-in x 16-in x 96-in interesting is that it fits two Besta units length; hence you will have continuous surface. In my case i added an extra one so I do have a joint; ideally one would probably assemble the wood with biscuits or else to make the joints blend in.

  2. Lori says:

    Amazing. Could not agree more with the other comments. Need to look up those panels- I just bought a used wood frame sofa I want to refurbish.

  3. KC says:

    I could not agree with Stephen more, I love this. Retro, bright, artistic, love it!!! Three whole exclamations worth. :)

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