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Old 02-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #15
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Paul,

I absolutely love the idea for the spice rack. Tambour aluminum is available and I get the total gist of the rack. I am going to build this rack by emplying the help of a friend - he doesn't know it yet. His hobby is woodworking. I believe it is a lot better than the aluminum addiction.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:31 PM   #16
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Old 02-08-2009, 06:51 PM   #17
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Hey Philip,

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Paul, did you build this to the same overall dimensions as the original A/S rack? If so, how did you deal with the 'flap' of plastic along the bottom of the original that is supposed to fit between the countertop and the wall? Did you just ignore that and leave it out of yours? Also, how did you treat the attachment points at the top, where the original screwed into the underside of the storage compartment?
I was given a sheet of aluminum tambour (20" wide by 24" long) sliding and asked to build an enclosed spice rack. I made a few measurements of the space available in our friends trailer and went from there. So I don't really know what an original spice rack looks like and how it fits and attaches to the inner skin in a "stock" Excella. The final product was about 20" tall and 21" wide, if that helps. The rack I built has 6 hidden attachment plates behind the tambour slide, so it does not need to be suspended from the bottom of a cabinet. I used our trailer (also a 2005 30') to construct a curvature fitting template that I used to shape the back of the wood sides. This gives the spice rack a 20 degree forward lean, and therefore all of the shelves had an opposite 20 degree tilt to make them level. My wife and I were discussing this morning whether I need to make another one for our trailer before the camping season. This thread has stirred my interest. I've got some ideas of how to counterbalance the slide with springs, kind of like a garage door, but with a little more (actually a lot more) finesse.

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