A tambour door is only part of what makes this desk special. It also features a simple, classic shape and straightforward construction.
Glide the tambour door open along its “s-shaped” track and you will find a useful desk organizer with drawers and slots. But the most important feature of this desk may be how easily everything goes together. From cutting the tapered legs to gluing the slats to the canvas for the tambour door, this plan gives you all the step-by-step information you need to guarantee the construction goes like clockwork.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
- 17 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 89 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Includes a four-page plan for building the matching desk organizer
- Includes a four-page article on making and fitting tambour doors
- Cutting diagrams. Materials list. Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
We don't have any links to project supplies and hardware for this particular project yet, but here are some other products that might be of interest to you. (We may receive commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations.)
Similar Woodsmith Plans
Low Cherry Bookcase
Start with a basic box made from a single sheet of plywood, then add a few solid frames to get a great-looking bookcase.
Notebook Computer Desk
Look past the classic design, and you'll find that efficient workspace is the name of the game here.
The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.