Canterbury Pitt table renovation, with a retro inspired, vintage 1950’s Americana twist

Well happy days, the Canterbury Pitt table renovation is almost ready to finally fit back into my VW camper once again! I have retained and refurbished the original mahogany table under frame and leg mechanism, but added a retro inspired, vintage 1950’s Americana twist to the final look of it.

Canterbury Pitt refurbished table (underside)
Canterbury Pitt refurbished table (underside)

Unfortunately, the original Canterbury Pitt formica covered chipboard table top was well beyond salvageable condition. It had holes, deep scratches and the chipboard base was in very poor condition!

The formica was scratched, chipped, split and had holes in it!
The formica was scratched, chipped, split and had holes in it!

So as a contemporary twist on the original Canterbury Pitt table top, I opted to go for a plain wood (Oak style) finish for the new table top. OK, this may not be one for the purists, but it works for me!

new Canterbury Pitt table top
new Canterbury Pitt table top

To take my contemporary twist one stage further, to replace the broken and incomplete curved mahogany edging that would normally be found on the Canterbury Pitt table edge, I opted for a slightly different approach…

Canterbury Pitt table top with a touch of retro inspired Americana added
Canterbury Pitt table top with a touch of retro inspired Americana added

Instead of the curved mahogany edging, I went for a more retro inspired vintage 1950’s Americana look with some double feathered Aluminium edging. I like the contrast of the matt brushed look of the aluminium edging contrasted by the bright shiny chrome domed head fixings

Canterbury Pitt table top with a touch of retro inspired Americana added
Canterbury Pitt table top with a touch of retro inspired Americana added

Now all that was left to do was to fix the bed support legs to the underside of the table…

the bed supports/legs of the Canterbury Pitt table fitted
the bed supports/legs of the Canterbury Pitt table fitted

…and fit the Canterbury Pitt table side support location catches.

the Canterbury Pitt table side support location catches
the Canterbury Pitt table side support location catches

With the last few bits sorted, the Canterbury Pitt table renovation is at last finished! I can finally get the table set up back home in the camper where it belongs – happy days!

the Canterbury Pitt table finished and back home in the camper
the Canterbury Pitt table finished and back home in the camper

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