I have several questions pertaining to building the roll part of a top
1. What to glue the would onto the canvas with? Someone in this group
recommended to me contact cement. Just want to confirm that this is a
2. Must the canvas be stretched tight as the pieces are being placed
it? If yes, how tightly?
3. How much of a problem will it be there's a little bit of stainer and
polyurethane on the underside? How much care should I take to sand it
Very many thanks in advance!
1) Yes, contaact cement.
It's called tambour construction.
2) No, not really.
Here's a decent article:
3) I don't think a small amount of stain on the underside of the slats
will hinder adhesion.
Contact cement will work. I've also used white Elmer's glue with very
good results. Stretch the canvas so that there's no wrinkles in it.
It may be too tight, after gluing, to travel in a 'S' curved tambour
shape. If so, you may have to stretch the canvas by lightly spraying
some water on it. No problem with a little stain or poly on the
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