Tambour Router Bit Set
A tambour door is a flexible sliding door made of slats, which opens by rolling up or to the side. The slats can sometimes be connected with a canvas backing but more often using a loose tongue and groove
Stuart Lees of Stu's Shed explains how he made a wooden tambour door for an industrial dishwasher, without using any wires, canvas or glue.
I’m using the Amana Tool® Tambour Router Bit Set, from ToolsToday.
A great set, which produces an awesome result.
It is a pretty cool, flexible piece (of timber). It is quite a bit wider than required, leaving me with plenty of capacity to get it to the right size (width). Getting the right length is even easier….just remove slats.
After gluing a few pieces of timber together to create what will become the track for the tambour door, a piece of MDF cut to the path of the track is attached with carpet tape. The router with a template guide and straight bit then follows around the edge to cut the required track.
The track is temporarily clamped in position, and the tambour door inserted to check for fit, and how well runs. A couple of adjustments to the width of the tambour had it running well. The track is still to be sanded, and I will wax it to make it work even better.
The track is in place, and I have probably used a few more slats than necessary, but it will be fine that way – no gaps.
The finished door, ready for the track to be glued up. It is to be the dishwasher – more of an industrial version. Still have a shelf to add, and a spinning jet arm. Came up really well though – very pleasing.