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Forum topic by Ben posted 09-18-2012 07:41 PM 911 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-18-2012 07:41 PM

I found this great danish end table with a rolling tambour door. My wife wants to paint the piece, but paint the doors and inside a different color. Anyone have any idea how difficult this will be? How do I remove the top? Simply take out the glued in pieces inside and then pound glue off edges or is it attached another way?

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#1 posted 09-18-2012 07:49 PM

I have seen them before though even I´m Danish I can´t add to the history of how and who made it ..sorry
but as I recall … its a corner shelf for the television
though I have never looked after how they were made
my gess is look at the bottom and see if there is any screws
but they are factory made so it can be evrything and nothing but glue :-(

good luck with the restoring

Dennis

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#2 posted 09-18-2012 08:10 PM

Thanks. No nails or screws, unless its nailed under the veneer. It looks like glue and supports glued to the underside. I am worried about getting it back together to where the door functions.

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#3 posted 09-18-2012 08:33 PM

What does the back look like? I had refinished some tambour doors on a danish credenza a couple years ago. We ended up prying the back off the cabinet off and routing out the channel the tambour was sliding in. Usually, with most production furniture, the back is the least substantial or structurally important. If that is the case, the least damaging way would be to go through the back. *edit:If you are lucky with the back off and the doors out you may find out how the top was attached. If it is just glued you could try and use heat and moisture to loosen the joints and wiggle and mallet it apart, that is going to be an ordeal though.

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#4 posted 09-18-2012 08:41 PM

Thanks. But without removing the top, how did you get the doors out?

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#5 posted 09-18-2012 08:54 PM

The knobs were taken off so the doors would slide all the way back and could be pulled out since the back lower lip of the channel was routed off.

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 08:59 PM

Ahh gotcha. I am not that lucky. It looks as if the doors were put on before the top. The channels do not run through the edge.

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