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Old 01-12-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Question Aluminum faces: Will this work?.

I'm eventually going to take out my bathroom cabinets. The plastic is cracked and the tambour sticks so you can't open the cabinet. I found a great source of sheet aluminum (~0.05") which seems like a good choice for face surfaces. But it's too bendy.

I've been playing around with making an aluminum-wood ply by riveting aluminum sheet to 7/32 plywood and using 1/4" Al channel to cap the edges. It looks good to me and seems be stiff enough to hold up, but also strong and waterproof (if I use the right plywood) . . . also pretty light weight. I think I might even get the plywood to take a bend and then ply the aluminum to fit the bend to reproduce the bend of the original cabinets. Maybe with liquid nails or the equivalent added to make a sort of hybrid metal-wood ply.

Is this workable?
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