I am thinking of building an entertainment unit for a flat screen TV. Since these TVs are shallow I would like to incorporate this in the design of the unit.
To be able to hide the TV is a challenge. Bifold doors on a slide are a possibility. A vertical tambour would be much more compact but I am concerned about the weight. It seems to me it would need at least some counter balancing in some way.
A pair of horizontal tambour doors would be neat it they can be made to work. I can see some challenges getting them to operate smoothly. I am thinking fairly closely spaced horizontal rollers to support the weight and vertical ones to guide around the curves. Fabric backing on the bias to help prevent sag between support rollers. UHMW track is a possibility but would probably soon gum up with dust and grit.
What is the best backing fabric to use and does someone have a reference to tambour making?