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Small Secretary With Tambour Door #3: Making the Tambour Door

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Blog entry by Guy Dunlap posted 01-11-2015 04:29 AM 1558 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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In this video, I start with rough lumber and mill it down to make the slats for the tambour door. Then place them in a jig, glue on the canvas and presto! A tambour door is made! Then I rabbet the tambour and install it in the hutch.
As always, I welcome your questions and comments!

http://youtu.be/bkHC4lqsHms


-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/



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Roger

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 01:12 PM

Very cool build Guy. I would only ad one thing. On your wedges that lock those slats together for gluing, maybe a small bit of sandpaper glued onto the wedges so they really don’t slip?? Just a suggestion. The tambor door/s came out very nicely and your steps of doing it were a pleasure to watch. Got it in me brain for future use.. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Guy Dunlap

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 01:42 PM

Thanks Roger. And that is a good idea for the wedges. I eventually ended up clamping one of them into place so I could hammer them tighter.

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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gfadvm

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#3 posted 01-11-2015 03:16 PM

That is coming along perfectly! Your attention to detail really paid off with that perfect fit on the sliding door. This is just a spectacular build. Thanks for taking us along.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Guy Dunlap

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#4 posted 01-11-2015 05:16 PM



That is coming along perfectly! Your attention to detail really paid off with that perfect fit on the sliding door. This is just a spectacular build. Thanks for taking us along.

- gfadvm

Thanks for the comment and of course watching!

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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whiteshoecovers

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#5 posted 06-12-2015 07:53 PM

Great video! I have a couple questions:

1. Is the rounded profile you route on the front of each stave necessary or just aesthetic?
2. What is the minimum radius do you think this type of door could turn around.
3. Are there other options to installing it into your cabinet other than that permanent entry track you routed?

Thanks a bunch

WSC

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Guy Dunlap

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#6 posted 06-12-2015 10:47 PM



Great video! I have a couple questions:

1. Is the rounded profile you route on the front of each stave necessary or just aesthetic?
2. What is the minimum radius do you think this type of door could turn around.
3. Are there other options to installing it into your cabinet other than that permanent entry track you routed?

Thanks a bunch

WSC

- whiteshoecovers

Thnaks WSC, I wil ltry to answer your questions one at a time.

1. Purely aesthetic. And I actually chamfered them, not rounded them. Although it could be done either way.
2. I have no idea. I am sure someone somewhere has figured this out mathematically. I just “winged it”. That’s why I was so happy when it actually worked like I thought it would.
3. I think this system is used in RV’s quite a bit, and there are aluminum tracks that can be used. Not 100% sure, but I do remember reading about them when I did the research before I built this piece.

What are you planning on building that would use a tambour?

-- Guy, Indianapolis, IN - https://www.youtube.com/user/GuysWoodshop - Instagram – https://instagram.com/guyswoodshop/

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