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Old 02-09-2010, 10:29 AM   #29
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Cabinet Fronts

I removed the doors and left the aluminum frame in place. Fabricated new cabinet face frames, then attached them to the front of the aluminum frames. Built standard doors for the openings. I like the tambor inserts. My cabinets did not have these type of doors. I would stay away from any type of sliding door. Things tend to expand and contract a lot with the tempurature / humidity changes the trailer is subjected to, so one time you go to open the door and it sticks, the next time it falls out of the track. Hinged door are not affected that drastically by the weather changes.

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:13 PM   #30
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Thanks for all the responses. I will rethink this process and perhaps mess with the tambour a bit this spring and see if I can get it to move more. I am afraid the track might be messed up under the sink where it rolls up and I will not be able to get to that part. Only my frustration will lead me to the ax so will go at it when I am well rested and it is a nice sunny day.
For you in the east, I hope you are enjoying the snow. Warm and mild here in the northwest today.

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Old 02-10-2010, 12:48 AM   #31
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Great thread. Keep the pictures coming. We have lots of other work but this is way up on the list as it relates to floor replacement.
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:26 AM   #32
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The tracks are just slotted aluminum pieces screwed to the frame. The 'storage' tracks are spiral cuts in plastic. Be sure there are no screws going into the tambour from the side below the oven. There is a shelf there and the screws that hold it in can be too long and hit the tambour when it is being rolled into the cabinet. The bottom track under the sink will have a screw at the front (near the refrigerator) and one at the back. It sounds like the tracks have gotten too close together and are binding the door. Put a hand on either side of the door in the middle of it and work the door up and down while trying to pull it closed. Don't pull on the handle as it will tend to bind the door even more.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:07 AM   #33
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Just a further thought: try pulling at the bottom of the tambour while pushing the top back while lifting the leading edge of the door slightly. The handle tends to rotate the front of the door forcing the foot of the door to dig in while the top rides up. That may be why the door is stuck. Someone thought they would force the door closed using the handle. Once I got my door to slide I found closing it lifting the handle slightly as I did so made the door operate well. Just pulling on the handle would tend to bind the door.

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