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Old 04-19-2010, 05:49 PM   #1
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Question Brushed Aluminum Tambour

Has anybody out there had any experience in replacing the faux wood tambour in their cabinets with "brushed aluminum tambour"? And if so, which vendor did use or do you suggest?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #2
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The best aluminum tambour is available from Wilson Art. Great material. As with all tambour...you need experience cutting.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:23 PM   #3
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I have seen the "faux wood" sprayed with hardware store paint and IMHO it looked durn good. But take that with as much salt as necessary. I actually like the "faux".
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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The best aluminum tambour is available from Wilson Art. Great material. As with all tambour...you need experience cutting.
Where? I can't find tambour anywhere at their website. I used Wilsonart HD laminate on my credenza and dinette tops. Great stuff. I see the Decorative Metals info, but nothing about tambour anywhere there either.
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The "Classic Rides" video on youtube that describes replacing one's old tambour doors w/ Aluminum apparently used these folk's stuff.

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Old 04-20-2010, 09:29 AM   #6
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Metal Tambour

We saw that youtube video of replacing wood for metal tambour, that's where we got the idea of doing it to ours. But with Omega National all I saw in metal tambour was the Fennel and it only comes in interlocking slats as far as I could see. We wanted a sheet like they were using in the video. Spoke with a gal from Tapease but she didn't know if there's would be "heavy duty" enough for cabinets. Says it more for decorative. I will check out the Wilson Art tambour though....
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We saw that youtube video of replacing wood for metal tambour, that's where we got the idea of doing it to ours. But with Omega National all I saw in metal tambour was the Fennel and it only comes in interlocking slats as far as I could see. We wanted a sheet like they were using in the video. Spoke with a gal from Tapease but she didn't know if there's would be "heavy duty" enough for cabinets. Says it more for decorative. I will check out the Wilson Art tambour though....
Winona Manufacturing is the company they had in the credits on the video; their website redirects to Omega National Products. The part
number I think you want is:

1/2" brushed aluminum (over hardboard): 6256-801

You may need to contact the company to find a distributor that stocks this material. I've never dealt w/ these folks.

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Outwater Plastics also carries it here. I've not order this from them, but many other iteams and they are great to work with...

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Metal Tambour

Thanks for all your help. I'll check out both those sites and let you know. I believe I already checked with Omega and was referred to Louis & Company (local vendor) and they're supposed to send me out samples.

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Look up METALLIC TAMBOUR
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I need to replace mine under the sink. I have been really busy and have not had time to evaluate the job. I checked out classic rides but I need to know how to get it out under the sink

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Old 02-25-2012, 10:54 AM   #12
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Finding this aluminum tambour like used in the classic rides video has become next to impossible. Everywhere I look lists this stuff as decorative only and says not to be used as a door. It appears that one must buy the decorative only sheets and use it as a door anyway but it is hard to plop down that much money and not know for sure. This is one question that does not seem to have a clear cut answer. It would seem that someone would simply know whether or not classic rides used the decorative only or not because it sure worked for them.
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Tambour

Speaking out of complete ignorance, so maybe you should completely ignore this: the plastic/laminate tambour used by A/S and the oak (real wood strips) on my Hoosier's roll-up door has what looks like a heavy canvas backing glued on that keeps the strips together and makes it flexible to roll up and down around a roller of some kind.

Does your expensive alum tambour have this flexible backing? And maybe the mfr nixed it as a door because it needs more strength on the backing? Or maybe the mfr's "door" was imagined by them to be much bigger? Can you call a mfr's rep and talk to someone about your prospective use vs. their possibly CYA blanket statement?

Dunno. Just some thinking points...

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Brushed aluminum tambour

Anyone find a good source for aluminum finished tambour that can be used for doors?
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