Tambour Cabinet

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This Krenov-inspired cabinet on stand incorporates elements of tambour. The tambour elements were hand assembled as this is a one-off. If working with small batches I usually devise jigs to both standardize components and speed some processes up. Aligning the tambour strips into a pattern was critical, especially where the doors meet and the outside edges. The strips combine both Maple and Black Limba to form a subtle, cohesive pattern. Inspiration for the project originated with the concept of tambours. Hand assembly of the tambour strips took a while and became more exciting as the pattern grew wider! I’m drawn to this design and enjoy viewing it.


-- Norman Pirollo

Thanks. Tambours are fixed into door panels, doors open through conventional knife hinges. Woods are Maple and Black Limba. I wanted some complementary woods with a subtle contrast. Also, the stand and drawer fronts are Black Limba.

-- Norman Pirollo

Very nice piece. The tambour do not slide open since you ar using hinges, I presume.
What kind of wood did you use?

All in very good looking.


-- Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

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