I've pretty much decided to go for a two-tone fauxdenza: white cabinets with a wood top, like this one.
Mr. is not a big fan of the exposed frames on each side. He felt we should use a cover panel to give the unit a more polished look. I, on the contrary, don't mind it at all.
So another two-tone option is to create a wrap-around using the same wood as the top, like this one at Brick House.
I am leaning towards option one sans the wrap-around. This is for a basement hallway where there is no natural sunlight so I want to keep it light and bright. What do you think?
As for a list of materials, I think we need:
- Cabinets: 3 x Akurum cabinet with Applad doors, 36" (L) x 24" (H). This makes the total length of my fauxdenza 108".
- Top: a continuous piece of lumber that's at least 109" in length and less than 1" in thickness. I am a bit concerned I may not be able to find such a long piece of lumber that also has the wood grains I like. Do you have any suggestions?
- Suspension rails: need them to hang Ikea wall cabinets.
- Pulls or knobs.
I am going to need to hit up a few lumber yards and see what my options are. Wish me luck!