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Old 05-28-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Replacing tambour with flat doors

I have repaired my big tambour doors under the kitchen sink one time too many. Thinking about replacing with more conventional flat cabinet doors. Any suggestions about hardware. construction, etc.?
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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All the OEM tambour and frame is, is a face and door. Why not just replace it with a wood cabinet face and doors? Maybe add a couple decent drawers while yer at it?
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Been thinking about doing the same thing... I get along fine with the old roll up door system but my wife just tares the po out of them.. Seems that things like this does not compute in a woman's head where to pull and where not too..

So just pull the face off and frame up like in the kitchen with swinging doors,, MMmmmmmm!

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Might look something like this when yer finished . . .





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Did you repaint your interior walls and ceiling? Looks great.
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Did you repaint your interior walls and ceiling? Looks great.


No, the original interior finish was in very good condition with no failure at all. I just cleaned it.

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I built new face frames and installed new lift up doors. The doors replace the old lift up doors. You can see pix on my blog.
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What to clean this with?
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We wanted to replace the doors as well (ended up replacing the entire cabinet) but still looking to retain some of the Airstream look. So I retained some of the tambour and incorporated it into the new mahogany cabinet faces. I think it solved our problem and still gives it the Airstream feel.

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