Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-04-2004, 09:58 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 366
Reinforcing Tambour Doors

Just bought a sheet of maple tambour to redo my cabinets.
Applied solvent based contact cement to the paper backing, then wet laminated 5 oz. duck canvas.

Guess what? The adhesion was horrible. Canvas practically fell off.

Then wet laminated with yellow carpenters glue, and it worked fine.

If doing it over again, I would use a lighter weight canvas, and would try and find a water based fabric adhesive that would be more flexible.
Hopes this helps someone, sometime.

Navigator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2004, 11:28 PM   #2
Rivet Master
CanoeStream's Avatar

2006 25' Safari FB SE
St. Cloud , Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 13,280
Images: 19
Blog Entries: 3
These are always tough jobs. Did you see the thread, Replacing Tambour?

5 meter Langford Nahanni

CanoeStream is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.