DIY: Fauxdenza from Door Sixteen
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Exactly a year ago, Anna Dorfman of Door Sixteen coined the term fauxdenza to describe her DIY floating credenza made from Ikea kitchen cabinet components with a beech wood countertop. In doing so, she set off a flurry of fauxdenza activity; here's a roundup of Door Sixteen–inspired floating storage units from far-flung locales (SoCal, Brooklyn, Portland, OR). Above: Anna used Akurum cabinets with Applad doors from Ikea, topped with a length of Laden beech wood countertop. Above: Anna generously provides a step-by-step tutorial on fauxdenza installation. Above: SoCal-based Morgan Satterfield of the Brick House followed suit and created her own fauxdenza: "For about $300, some labor, and some problem-solving, we custom-built a 10-foot-long floating credenza that adds tons of storage while being perfectly scaled and custom fit on an awkwardly long and barren entryway wall," she says. See her tutorial at The Brick House . Above: Anna's friend Matt Pierce, a Portland, OR-based master of all things handy (he shares his acumen at Wood & Faulk ), built a fauxdenza topped with western walnut in his tiny kitchen. Above: Brooklyn-based Sharlene of Tolsca built her own oak-topped fauxdenza; see her installation tips at Tolsca .