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Old 01-06-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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Question What do you think? fix or replace galley?

I need to do something with my kitchen/galley, the counter top needs to be replaced and I need to install a new range, so my problem is do I install a new kitchen cabinet and counter top or try to repair the missing and broken tambor doors. My wife really wants me to try to build a new cabinet and replace the whole thing but I dont know if that is the right thing to do or not. What do you all think?? I will try to add photos of my counter if I can get it to work.

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Old 01-06-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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Sorry about your galley woes. I have seen a few "replacement" cabinets that look ok, but they are almost always a detriment to resale. If you plan to rid yourself of all the tambours for the sake of uniformity and build custom throughout you may get away with it, but watch out for weight!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:52 PM   #3
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Replace or Rebuild

If the countertop and galley cabinet are damaged beyond a minor repair then you may want to replace it all. If the countertop has the damage it could be stripped of the formica (with a heat gun) and replacement material installed on the existing countertop plywood. If the tambour doors are an issue remove them and make your own cabinet doors. You can have them done by a cabinet shop if you don't feel up to the woodworking. I would not suggest replacement of all your tambour doors... ie(Overhead storage). This would be very expensive to do and the weight would likely cause other damage issues.The best thing to do if the cabinet is to be completely replaced is to remove it and use it as a template for whatever you build in its' place. The big box stores all can order some custom sized cabinet doors so that the doors would look right for the cabinet and they can be had in many colors and finishes. You may also find something that goes with the look of your other existing tambour doors and color scheme. Hope this helps! Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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Forum member Juel took the tambour doors out and used them as the center pattern of a style and rail door.

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