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Tambour cabinets ?

Was at a kitchen demo floor this weekend and saw these cabinets with tambour doors in them. Looked awesome for having easy access to kitchen machines but still keep them out of sight when not used.

Anyone have them ? Are they as awesome as they look or will the fall apart eventually?

Example of what I saw: http://m.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle...olling-shutter
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Re: Tambour cabinets ?

If the are well made (and treated with respect), they will last for ever.

One drawback is that the door takes up a lot of space. The cabinet is not going to be as deep as you expect.
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Re: Tambour cabinets ?

Sounds good - I don't need the cabinet to be super deep; just enough to have toaster, food processor and a crock pot on each shelve (thats at least the current thought
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Re: Tambour cabinets ?

I had them in a kitchen a few zears ago, they are good with a few limitations. Ours were 1400mm wide and the door material was a bit heavy for the mechanism at the top so we went through a few guides and brackets. Cleaning can be an issue so don't locate it near a stove where fat might splash on it and get it made without a base so the counter top "extends" inside, much easier to wipe down and pull the thing out to use them. You should not boil a kettle in a cupboard, the steam will eventually damage the wood, even if it is waterproof MDF (which it should be). Also get it made as tall as possible as you lose a bit of space at the top for the roller.
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Re: Tambour cabinets ?

Thanks for the tips.

And yeah, I wasn't expect to "run" the tools in the cabinet; just want to use it for easy nearby storage.
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