Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Credenza Project

We finally found a credenza. It was a good size, style and price. I wasn't sure about so many drawers, but it could work. The biggest appeal was that is was to be hung from the wall. I loved the idea of it hovering over the floor. Installation day: we realized we would need to find many studs to attach it to. It weighs a ton. Problem was, we were installing it on a wall that  housed a pocket door- we found no studs. I jumped online & quickly found mid-century style legs, available in many lengths. They even installed the machine screws & and sold me the hardware needed for bottom of credenza- total cost of $68. See staining process below:

I set each leg upside-down on hunks of Play-Doh.

The stain was color and varnish all-in-one. I needed 2 coats.

Machine screws were already inserted.

Hardware installed & waiting for legs.

All set.


  1. It turned out great! I am doing a similar project - in fact, my dad helped me build a diy credenza. I have been looking for tapered legs and attaching hardware. Where'd you find these? Thanks!

  2. Sorry! I just checked back here (over a year later) to see the question posted above. I failed to name vendor for legs. I found them at