Roll top bread box

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Project by stratiA posted 04-17-2011 06:22 AM 5204 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all. I just finished this commissioned piece. As you can see it is a tambour roll top bread box. The dimensions are 12” wide, 10” high and 9” deep as requested. Smallish for what it is. It is made from solid red oak. Stained with the old stand by minwax golden oak. It is finished with shellac and briwax. I decided to use wax because I wanted to achieve an antique look to it and avoid the plastic look you sometimes get with poly. This was my first time making tambour and any kind of a roll top item. Though it wasn’t a particularly hard build, it took a long time for me get from start to finish. Mostly because design and planning. The tambour was made with the standard slat and canvas technique. I used the extra slats to finish the rear panel. I thought it gave it a little extra appeal. Overall I am really pleased at how this came out. More importantly the customer loved it. As I get better with my wood working skills, I get more and more of this paid work. I look forward to the challenge. Thank you for looking.

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 06:25 AM

actually the dimensions are 12” high x 12” wide x 10” deep

-- Strati Alepidis, Burlington, Ma, Member Red Sox nation

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#2 posted 04-17-2011 07:51 AM

Well done looks great. Congrats on the commission.

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#3 posted 04-17-2011 01:04 PM

Very nice… the tambour looks perfect and I really like the idea of using the same slats to finish the back.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#4 posted 04-17-2011 03:39 PM

The tambour door turned a practical item into a display piece. Congrats on a very nice job!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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#5 posted 04-18-2011 03:36 PM

It looks very good! What did you use for the canvas backing? I always just use a T-shirt.

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