How to Build Small Appliance Garage With Tambour Door

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Create a custom-sized appliance garage to clean up your kitchen clutter and store those large items that just don't fit in the cupboards. Building it yourself allows you to decide exactly where to put the appliance garage and how large or small to make it.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Furring strips
  • Measuring tape
  • Wood
  • Saw
  • Brad nails
  • Wood glue
  • Crown molding
  • Fabric
  • Contact cement
  • Scissors

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Instructions

    Constructing the Garage

  1. 1

    Measure the corner to determine how large your appliance garage can be. Consider building your appliance garage large enough to encompass an electrical outlet if there's one nearby.

  2. 2

    Attach furring strips to the walls to create the framework for your appliance garage. Use brad nails and wood glue to secure the framing together.

  3. 3

    Build two angled walls to bring your corner appliance garage out to where you want the tambour door to go.

  4. 4

    Decide how thick your tambour door will be and map out a groove that size on either side of your appliance garage walls.

  5. 5

    Build your tambour garage door and slide it into the grooves you routed.

  6. 6

    Trim your appliance garage with molding to match the remainder of your kitchen cabinetry.

    Make a Tambour Door

  1. 1

    Rip the individual slats for your tambour door to the dimensions that will fit your garage.

  2. 2

    Check each slat and discard any that are curved or warped, as they won't fit properly in the tambour door.

  3. 3

    Cut a length of strong material, like boating awning, about six inches larger on all sides than your fabric.

  4. 4

    Spray contact cement on the back side of your tambour door and apply the material to it. Allow it to dry thoroughly before you put the door into the appliance garage.

  5. 5

    Cut away the excess fabric and glue down any loose edges.

  6. 6

    Add a handle using brad nails.

  7. 7

    Slide your tambour door into the grooves you cut in the sides of your appliance garage door and trim with molding to hold it secure.

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