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xx   DOOR

Designing and making hideaway tambour doors.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 86

Tambour tactics. Solid tips for making these rolling wonders.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 2000 (v.24#1) pg. 62

How to construct a roll top (tambour) from a series of slats glued to a cloth or leather backing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1991 (v.14#7) pg. 79

Sketches illustrate the basic construction of tambour doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #98 Jun 1967 (v.17#3) pg. 60

How to design and construct tambour doors for fine furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #4 Fall 1976 pg. 54

Tambours. Precise measuring and machining make slats run smoothly. How to make tambour doors is shown in detail.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 52

Shaped tambours. How to make tambour doors that are not flat on either the front or back surfaces.
FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 64

Sketch illustrates a tambour which is not glued to a backing, but uses a form of tongue-in-groove hinge to hold the slats together.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 10

Tambour kitchen cabinets feature tambour doors which slide upward and disappear behind faceboard and false back.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 78

Tip: Stain and varnish canvas before attaching slats.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 6

How to make fabric-backed tambours and wired tambours.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 54, 57
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 4

Jig for cutting the bevels on slats for tambour doors.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 20

Inlaid tambours. Decorative veneer floral patterns are inlaid into a tambour door on this Federal-style desk.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 71

Tip: Tambour slats are held together with bicycle brake cable.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 8

Tip on adding a counterweight to a tambour.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 14

Tambour cabinet doors. Making tambour by gluing individual slats to a canvas backing. Includes advice on designing slats and track for a smooth-running door.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 76
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 6

Repairing a veneered tambour.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 26

How to build Tambour doors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 113

Build your own roll top cabinets. Wall mounted cabinets feature tambour doors which roll up into the top of the cabinet to provide access. Design shown makes economical use of standard 4x8 sheets of plywood.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 108

Custom-make your own tambour doors.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1984 (v.224#4) pg. 107

Tip: Tambour door is made from slats of oak floring, joined with small brass hinges. Pulley and counterbalance help raise door.
SUNSET Apr 1986 (v.176#4) pg. 172

Wooden recipe box for 3"x5" file cards features a tambour top (rolltop). This project will teach the basics of making tambour.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #19 Jan 1991 (v.4#1) pg. 24

How to make a tambour door.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 14 1978 (v.41#11) pg. 130, 142

Tambour, a time-honored alternative to hinged doors. How to make five different shapes (profiles) of slats, fabricate the curtain, route the track, etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #32 Dec 1989 (v.6#6) pg. 38

How to make a tambour. Step-by-step instructions. Includes plans for a stereo cabinet and wall cabinet with tambour doors.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 4

Wall cabinet features tambour door which rolls up and disappears behind a false back in the cabinet. Use as medicine cabinet, kitchen cabinet, etc. Instructions for making your own tambour.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 10

Tip: Dye the canvas backing which you use on tambours.
WOODSMITH #20 Mar 1982 pg. 3

TV cabinet features a tambour door to conceal the television, a pull-out shelf for a VCR and storage space for video games, tapes, etc. Includes detailed instructions for building tambour doors.
WOODSMITH #25 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 14

Cylindrical wooden drum features tambour sides. It can serve as a wastebasket, planter box, base for a circular glass-topped table, etc.
WOODSMITH #40 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 10

Tambours. Design and construction considerations.
WOODSMITH #69 Jun 1990 pg. 12

Design pointers and building tips for tambour doors.
WOODSMITH #103 Feb 1996 (v.18) pg. 20

How to fabricate tambour doors for use on a cupboard where there is no room for a hinged or sliding door. Several styles of slats are illustrated.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 332

Ways with tambours. How to make horizontal sliding tambour doors and the vertically sliding tambour fall (as used in roll top desks).
WOODWORKER #1038 May 1980 (v.84) pg. 280

Routing for tambours. A simple template for a tricky routing task.
WOODWORKER #1106 Jan 1986 (v.90#1) pg. 33

Making tambour doors. Includes jigs for routing the tracking grooves and cutting the slats on a table saw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 24
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 7

Tip on canvas to use for tambour.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 7

Three tambour-door cabinets (two horizontal and one vertical). Designed for wall mounting. Use as spice cabinets, etc.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1980 (v.36#5) pg. 34