I’m certainly not the first person to turn Ikea cabinets into a floating credenza, or “fauxdenza,” but I recently put my own spin on the idea.
First my Hubby and I installed three Ikea Besta units – with glass front doors – in our dining room. Then we grabbed a sheet of Carribean Pine plywood and had it cut to fit the top and sides of the three units together. Hubby trimmed the plywood with edge tape for a more finished look, then I stained it pale grey and topped with two coats of clear varnish. Hubby cut holes in the top of the Bestas and the plywood so we could thread the lamp cords through with ease. Finally we screwed on the plywood from the inside to secure our “waterfall” top. The wood top and sides hide the Ikea-ness of the Bestas and disguises the fact that it’s three separate cabinets. So easy!!