an original table for the interior design

make your own table they said, it will be fun they said… well once you’ve gone through the process of applying 10 different coats of [amazon_textlink asin=’B00I8MJHFQ’ text=’Ronseal Diamond Hard Interior quick drying Matt Varnish’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’vdubxs-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’62b5ba75-4af1-11e7-8d1f-dd57b240bcdc’], it feels like the fun just keeps on giving! However, finally getting nearer to having a finished table top at last! 🙂

the Devon style aluminium edge trim screws to the table top edge
the Devon style aluminium edge trim screws to the table top edge

With the original Anthony Burrill designed Letterpress poster inspired top completed, it was time to screw the Devon style aluminium edge trim from Camper Interiors to the table top edge. Love this trim! It adds a nice retro touch inspired finish to the table as well as serving the more practical purpose of protecting the table edge.

Devon style aluminium edge trim and insert from Camper Interiors
Devon style aluminium edge trim and insert from Camper Interiors

I opted for the black rubber insert to slide into the middle of the trim to complete the look and cover the screw heads. Top tip for inserting the rubber trim (or for when fitting window rubbers!), first give a quick spray of [amazon_textlink asin=’B000297TQM’ text=’Silicone Spray Lubricant’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’vdubxs-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’905b4baf-4af3-11e7-972d-bb95c91bf993′] before inserting the rubber, it makes the whole process so much easier!

the Anthony Burrill inspired table top is finished
the Anthony Burrill inspired table top is finished

Funny how little things can make such a difference. Adding the Devon style aluminium edge trim changes everything. Suddenly it begins to feel like a proper table now!

table propped up to get a better impression of the finished look
table propped up to get a better impression of the finished look

I propped the tabletop up to get a better impression of what it will be like to sit at and use in the bus. Not always the biggest fan of my own work, but even I have to admit that I’m pretty pleased at how it has come out. The matt varnish is ace, a real subtle and smooth finish, a bit like having a matt laminate on the table. This will really make a nice feature in the camper once I get it all fitted in place…

the underside of the table top sprayed in platinum metallic silver
the underside of the table top sprayed in platinum metallic silver

For the underneath of the table, I gave it a light spray of the [amazon_textlink asin=’B008CE8GA2′ text=’platinum metallic silver’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’vdubxs-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’22c0d6cc-4af7-11e7-b588-4fa3ffb41180′] to allow some of the grain/texture of the wood to come through. When the leg is actually fitted, it will contrast nicely with the typographic top of the table. Feels like a good start has been made, but it will be great to get it actually fitted into the bus before the HO17 Hessisch Oldendorf show in Germany later this month…

bus buddy night time tea by the sea
bus buddy night-time tea by the sea

However, to get the table fitted, I first need to get the interior panels done so that there is something to fix the table top to. Looks like I’ve got my work cut out to get all this done in time…

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