Tambours are used on roll-top desks or stereo units, or anywhere a disappearing door is needed. These Swedish tambours are attractive and well made.
The flush-fit style is cut to make the 8mm (5/16") slat joints invisible when flat. It is cherry veneer, 48" wide by 37 5/8" long.
The traditional grooved-fit model, with 12mm (15/32") wide routed slats, has a tapered groove penetrating almost to the heavy duck-cloth backing (but is designed so that the backing never shows). It is red oak veneer, 43" wide by 35 3/8" long.
Both will bend around a 1/2" radius corner. Solid wood veneer over laminated wood, they are very stable. 1/4" thick. They can be cut on a table saw if required.