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Project by kansas posted 12-07-2009 03:26 AM 1571 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Breadbox made from plan in a magazine from 1993. I don’t remember the name of the magazine. It’s made from old gym flooring a friend gave to me. It wasn’t suitable for flooring any longer but after a little clean up it worked great for this. It is my first tambour door and the double curve sure was finicky. It has a slide out cutting board and a small shelf inside. The bottom slat and the handle for the door are cherry. For finish I decided just to wax it, nothing more.

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Monty Queen

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#1 posted 12-07-2009 04:45 AM

Great job, I could not just look at it without commenting. I love it, It looks awsome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-07-2009 06:51 AM

This is simply marvelous. How to make the tambour door? Any links or references?

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 12-07-2009 04:02 PM

There was a article in the same magazine as the plan. I followed a template made from MDF to cut the groove with my router. Then I ripped up a bunch of slats and rounded over the two edges that will face out.You build a frame around all the slats to keep them aligned when you glue them to the fabric. I just used OSB since it’s throw away anyway. I bought a piece of cotton canvas from a craft/sewing store and just glued it to the back of the stats with yellow wood glue. The slat thickness and width is touchy to get just right and I had to work it after I glued it to get it limbered up. The wax in the grooves helps it move better than if it were dry.

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