From the French for drum, "tambour" is a method of attaching wooden slats together with thin, flexible fabric, as in a roll-top desk. The term also refers to flexible wood paneling—vertically oriented slats with just a bit of play between them.
Conquer Corners with Surfacing Solution's Tambour Panels
The technique, which has been refined to an art by manufacturer Surfacing Solution, makes for a versatile product that looks slick and seamless on flat surfaces, but also rounds corners with ease, for a unique aesthetic achieved with easy installation.
Surfacing Solution's solid wood tambour panels can be stained or painted. Woods include red oak, white oak, poplar, mahogany, cherry, ash, maple, and walnut, as well as rare specialty woods like purple heart and heat-treated ash. The standard profile is 1' x 8' or 1' x 3' length and 12" or 16" width. Custom profiles are available too.