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Floating entertainment center with tambour doors

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Project by baileyroche posted 01-30-2018 01:49 PM 1194 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a new entertainment center, and we decided we liked the idea of a floating stand. My significant other was really into tambour doors. I’d never done them before. They are hard to get right! I took my time—really wanted them to slide easy, but have enough friction to stay mid-opening. Took me a long time, but I nailed it!

Walnut with bubinga handles for the doors.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 03:06 PM

Really unique and cool looking.
How did you mount it to the wall…...just screws through the back of it into studs?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 01-30-2018 04:22 PM

This is a very nice design for an entertainment center and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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baileyroche

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#3 posted 01-30-2018 06:15 PM



Really unique and cool looking.
How did you mount it to the wall…...just screws through the back of it into studs?

- ohwoodeye

Yea that was the tough part. I used a french cleat setup. I had to recess the cleat into the piece so it would sit flush on the wall. Put the other cleat into 4-studs in the wall with 2 screws each. It’s heavy!

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majuvla

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#4 posted 01-30-2018 07:53 PM

So cool feature. I’m used to see it on bread boxes.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Rick

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#5 posted 01-30-2018 11:24 PM

Very Nice Indeed & Well Done!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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kennymac

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#6 posted 01-31-2018 03:34 PM

Nice job, just curious how deep is that? I’ve got a room where I need to make essentially the same thing, although I will probably go with glass doors on a track. Good work, love the wood choice.

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Jamie McDonald

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#7 posted 02-02-2018 01:18 PM

Very nice! It will be enjoyed with every use it gets! Never tried tambour doors…I’ll have to add that to a list.

-- "The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides!" --Artur Schnabel

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baileyroche

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#8 posted 02-03-2018 07:10 AM



Nice job, just curious how deep is that? I’ve got a room where I need to make essentially the same thing, although I will probably go with glass doors on a track. Good work, love the wood choice.

- kennymac

It’s 16 in deep.

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