DIY Furniture: 8 Favorite IKEA "Fauxdenza" Tutorials

DIY Furniture: 8 Favorite IKEA "Fauxdenza" Tutorials

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Adrienne Breaux
Oct 5, 2014
(Image credit: Sugar & Cloth)

The phenomenon known as the "fauxdenza" — using wall mounted cabinets (usually from IKEA) to create the look of a more expensive credenza — has gone from DIY trend in recent years to all-out, do-it-yourself classic. If you still haven't tackled your own fauxdenza yet (or just need more stylish storage for home) we've chosen eight of our favorite fauxdenza tutorials from around the web to inspire your own DIY project this weekend! And the best part? These projects showcase the beauty of the fauxdenza: That even using common base components can yield fabulously diverse results when you put your own touch with material variations and design details.

Pictured above: Sugar & Cloth features a fresh white fauxdenza using IKEA's Besta cabinets and Aspen wood.

(Image credit: The Brick House)

The Brick House has a classic fauxdenza example, a full tutorial you can find here. They used Akurum Wall Cabinets and Afrormosia wood.

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These IKEA cabinets get a boost from the thick natural, semi-rough milled cherry wood piece that sits flush with the cabinets, giving it an unfussy look. Spotted on Nalle's House.

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IKEA cabinets look extra expensive with ebony-stained wood and gorgeous bought brass handles, as seen on MadeByGirl.

(Image credit: Dans le Townhouse)

This faux credenza sports a lighter, gray-toned top and glass doors that gives it a sleek face but nice detail. Spotted on Dans le Townhouse.

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The addition of legs gives this floating set of IKEA cabinets-turned-credenza something to stand on, and makes it an ultra modern look for the media corner of this room. Seen on A Pair of Pears.

(Image credit: June Bhongjan)

Our very own June Bhongjan tried her hand at making a fauxdenza out of floating IKEA cabinets, going for a simple plywood top, some simple legs and leaving the center open to nestle a dog bed inside. See more here: How To Make an IKEA Hack Fauxdenza.

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This is actually a great example of how flexible the idea of the fauxdenza is, because they had used a floating credenza made out of IKEA cabinets in a previous living room. In this one, they gave it a vintage look, complete with legs and handles! See more at Preciously Me.

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