Description: I wanted a suspended wall cabinet in massive wood for our living room, about 300cm long. The nice furniture I came across were far too expensive, about 2000€. So I thought, let’s try s-th else.
I bought four IVAR cabinets 80cm wide * 50cm deep. I sawed one of them in half in order to have 280cm wide. In order to tight it to the wall, I drilled and screwed a wood support underneath the cabinets (will not be visible, and is also useful in order to have the four of them adjusted at the same level). I assembled the cabinets, laid them one by one on the wooden support and screwed them to a second wooden support (this time drilled and screwed inside each cabinet).
I still had to paint the cabinet and, more important, to wrap it with the bamboo.
I wanted to give it a special touch by cutting the edges of the bamboo 45°. It was easy to do with a good plunge saw (although I had to carefully measure each cut).
I then assembled the parquet the same way as for a floor, but screwed it to the Ivar cabinets instead of gluing it (first drill small holes in order to avoid splitting wood – bamboo is also really hard wood).
I then painted the doors with 4 layers of resistant ‘satin’ paint (my wife’s colour choice). Don’t forget to sand them each time with p160 and p240 sandpaper.