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Old 01-24-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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tambour doors

I need to replace several tambour doors. Does anyone know if you can buy this material in large sheets and cut it yourself?
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Old 01-24-2007, 10:24 AM   #2
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Not necessqarily the same plastic laminate finish, but you might want to try Outwater Plastics or for real wood, try any wood working store like Rockler.

Put in "tambour" as your keyword search

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Winona Manufacturing: Decor Tambour, Ceiling Systems, Kitchen Cabinet Doors is the original manufacturer of the tambors in the vintage units (well our '77 anyway) so you can try them.
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Old 01-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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thanks guys. I checked Rockler some time ago,but could not find material of correct thickness and slat width. I'll check again with them and check Winona and Outwater also.
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If you have all the pieces to the old doors, they can be repaired by putting new backing material on them.
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I wish that was our problem! Our doors were falling apart completely. Something about MDF and heat..... We will have order all new and start over.
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Old 01-24-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Through trial and error I have been able to do a pretty good repair:
1. Separate and clean up the old tambour, take off the handles
2. Apply strips of aluminum tape about 6" apart to attach them
3. Cut sections of packcloth (Rockywoods Fabrics, Colorado) the size of the tambours
4. Glue the packcloth to the backs using contact cement

And yes, you can get new cut to size or in large sheets
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thanks marshall. I have some aluminum tape and I've been wondering what I will use it for!
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:17 PM   #9
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Airstream sells the material in 4 X 8 sheets.
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:10 PM   #10
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Tambour Sources

(see my post above)
Rockywoods Fabric's phone number is 970 663 6163

I found this tambour source a couple of years ago so the prices are old.
4'x8' Walnut Tambor material - about $100
Tape-Ease, Depere WI 920 864 3461/ 888 443 3461
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Some of the Pergo type flooring may be the correct thickness. If you can fine a thickness and pattern you like mill your own strips and attach pack cloth to the back as suggested in a previous post. Contact cement will work fine or you can use "Roo Glue". Any glue that remains flexiable and will glue fabric to wood will work.
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you may also try this site. They also sell a tool to make your own if you are talented and patient enough to make it. http://woodworker.com
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I know JC had some sheets in their Bargin Room. Give them a call to see if they still have them.
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Hey Bimpy

I am also in the same boat with a 1971, part # is 800368.01 this is from the parts person at a/s you just have to order it from your local dealer comes in a 4x8 sheet good luck
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