Tambour (Roll Top) Portable Desk
This old style portable tambour writing desk plan came about as a result of an article I read. I thought it would be a unique challenging build, so I studied the picture, got as many measurements as possible and came up with a plan. One of the originals sold for over $2500 at an auction because it was so unique.
As not many people actually sit down and put pen to paper at a desk anymore I thought it would make a great conversation piece if nothing else and if you wanted to, you could rest your I-Pad or tablet on it to give you a steady work space.
The original was built from mahogany with a secondary wood for the inside structure. Locating a lock set might be an issue however any small tumbler lock like you would find on an office desk would work quite well. I would suggest making a template to cut the curved dado on the side panel and use a guide bushing and a straight bit with a bearing to make the cut.
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