suns out, time to crack on with the Canterbury Pitt interior renovation

Well, the suns out, Ninove 2015 is rapidly approaching, so no more excuses, it’s time to crack on with the Canterbury Pitt interior renovation! With the Canterbury Pitt table renovation close to completion, it’s time to turn my attention to the support piece that goes between the rear facing buddy seat and the rear bench seat. Currently this comprises of three separate sheets of plywood/MDF that are laid on top of each other and used to span the gap, functional, but not an ideal longer term solution!

the suns out, no more excuses, time to crack on!
the suns out, no more excuses, time to crack on!

My plan was to use the leftover length of the nicely grained 18mm WBP plywood that I used for the table top, combined with some aged Mahogany strips underneath to match the overall thickness of the table top when used in its bed base capacity.

Canterbury Pitt buddy seat bed/support infill piece (underside)
Canterbury Pitt buddy seat bed/support infill piece (underside)

Once the 18mm WBP plywood was cut to sized, the mahogany strips were glued and screwed underneath. This not only helps match the overall table top thickness, but would also add addition strength/support to the piece when it spans between the rear facing buddy seat and the rear bench seat.

Canterbury Pitt buddy seat bed/support infill piece (top)
Canterbury Pitt buddy seat bed/support infill piece (top)

Now I need to let the glue set… the oak grain finish should clean up nicely once it has all been cleaned up and sanded. The overall colour will darken up once treated with several coats of some Danish Wood Oil before getting finished with some clear Black Bison wax as a final protective coating. It should match nicely with the table top when the bed base is made up.

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