Baking canter for mother-inlaw

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Project by dozer57 posted 04-20-2014 03:11 PM 1621 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My mother in-law has a very small Kitchen and loves to bake. Center section has roll top with pull out for her mixer. This was my first try at making tambor from scratch. It was a learning experience that took about 6 hours to do. Next will be a lot faster. I made the doors from oak that a local lumber yard was culling. Sorry about pictures, hope the next are better.

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#1 posted 04-20-2014 03:37 PM

This is great.fantastic build and design.


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#2 posted 04-20-2014 03:38 PM

Nice the way you got that to hang in the air like that :-0..

Try a program called irfanview, it allows you to do some very good basic editting and rotating before putting it up here.

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 03:51 PM

Good Job. Tambour is something I would like to learn to do.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 03:58 PM

This looks great. If you lived closer, I’d get you to make me one for when I get into a baking mood.

-- jroot

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 08:38 PM

6 Hours that’s very fast . With the tambour . I would have thought a few days at least well done. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 09:10 PM

If those are cell phone pics, try cropping them in the phone, then post them. they should post in the correct orientation.
From what I can tell, your project looks nice.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#7 posted 04-21-2014 03:54 PM

no no not 6 hours total, that was to make the tambour. about 3 days total time.

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#8 posted 04-23-2014 08:09 PM

Very nice looking baking center and should fit in well in a small kitchen. So what is she going to Bake you for building it.

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 06:17 PM

Good Job. Tambour is something I would like to learn to do.

- johnstoneb

tambour is not that tough to make. once you have your slats cut glue up is the most difficult part. I make mine this way.
plain stock to desired with of slats
set up router table for any profile you want(some profiles don’t work when rolling in reverse direction)
router profile on both edges of stock
cut off on ts to desired thickness 1/2 inch or a bit less works well
make a few extra as some will warp depending on wood grain
make a jig to clamp slats flat with back side up
cut your backer fabric to size and spray contact cement on back of slats, i don’t spray back of fabric. If you spay heavy coating and place fabric on while glue is wet you can work out wrinkles. Pull it tight or you will end up with gaps in your tambor. use fabric that has little or no stretch, light canvas works good.
your done
I have used Tightbond 2 to glue on backer and works as well but you my have some clean up on profile as it will leak through gaps in slats.

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