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Old 03-23-2017, 02:53 PM   #1
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Tambour door replacement material???

Hi does anyone have any other alternatives/ideas on what material to use to replace the tambour cabinet doors on a 1972 safari. I'm trying to replace the long thin tambour door which rolls opens side ways below my sink and above my 2 galley cabinet doors. I was thinking of using a thick but rollable plastic like the portable cutting mats that you can roll up. I just can't find a piece big enough or a place to buy it. Any ideas????
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:02 PM   #2
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You can buy it by the foot from Inland RV

http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=683
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:11 PM   #3
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You may find what you need here: www.surfacingsolution.com
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:27 PM   #4
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You can check here too, just put "tambour" in the search engine

https://www.wwhardware.com/
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The galley tambour door does not work too well. I have "fixed" mine a bunch of times. I made a facing and cabinet doors and salvaged the tambour for the centers of the cabinet doors to keep the original look.
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Old 03-23-2017, 04:57 PM   #6
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The galley tambour door does not work too well. I have "fixed" mine a bunch of times. I made a facing and cabinet doors and salvaged the tambour for the centers of the cabinet doors to keep the original look.
Hey Lumatic any pics? I'm not looking to replace the tambour door with more tambour but a different alternative and this might be it. Thanks.
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If you decide to replace with tambor, do an internet search ... there are several options , some with free shipping
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Old 03-24-2017, 12:23 PM   #8
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Here you go. Cabinet doors are rabbetted for tambour insets
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Hi does anyone have any other alternatives/ideas on what material to use to replace the tambour cabinet doors on a 1972 safari. I'm trying to replace the long thin tambour door which rolls opens side ways below my sink and above my 2 galley cabinet doors. I was thinking of using a thick but rollable plastic like the portable cutting mats that you can roll up. I just can't find a piece big enough or a place to buy it. Any ideas????
I made my own, glueing (contact cement) canvas used for oil painting onto strips of wood I cut. I am traveling at the moment but when I return I can send pictures. I had a 1972 , 25ft Land Yacht, worked very well except the vertical slide at sink seem to stick a little.
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Here you go. Cabinet doors are rabbetted for tambour insets
Hey lumatic thanks for the pic. What about the sliding door right above the doors in the pic? Has anyone made a sliding door for that out of wood or plexi?
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Old 03-26-2017, 04:25 PM   #12
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Mx468,
When we redid our 72 Safari...we had to remove all the cabinets. All of the tambour doors were gone. The PO had curtains made that were on tension rods. While that was simple it looked like we were in the 50 at Grandmas house.
Before we reinstalled the cabinets we removed all the tambour boxes that the material rolls up into. We purchased the plastic tracks currently by Airstream. I was able to cut and mount to the inside of cabinet. We cut pieces of 1/4 inch underlayment to use as bi-pass doors. You could use plastic that is somewhat see through or any other 1/4 inch thick material...
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Hey Debnw do you have pics of the cabinet space with door above the fridge? Thanks. The doors in your safari look amazing.
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