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Old 07-08-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Aluminum Table Trim

I keep noticing that most (if not all) of the older TTs have aluminum trim around the table tops.

I have looked for that trim without much luck. I'll be the first to admit, my ''looking'' hasn't been totally diligent, but my few efforts have failed to have positive results.

Has anyone located a source for it? The home improvement stores that I frequent (mainly Home Depot, Lowe's, and Sutherland's) do not have it. The aluminum trim in the flooring department is not suitable for this application.

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Old 07-08-2003, 10:11 AM   #2
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I'd assumed it would be hard to find and that's why I made sure to remove mine carefully so I could recycle it onto the new table.

It doesn't appear to serve any purpose other than to clean up the lines slightly and MOSTLY to cover up the hideous edge 'grain' of the pressboard tables. That being said - a lot of other things could serve that purpose: Other sorts of metal trim, wood veneer etc.

Another possible place to look would be wherever they keep the metal stock (assorted bits of extruded aluminum and steel). You can usually find all sorts of interesting stuff there.

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Old 07-08-2003, 11:10 AM   #3
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Mike, as far as the usage of it. That's pretty much what I assumed. I want to make a Formica topped table and have the aluminum trim.

It'll not only give it a cleaner look, but the 40's/50's retro feel as well.
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Old 07-08-2003, 11:55 AM   #4
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I bought some aluminum trim at Home Depot here in Calgary. They had a fairly wide assortment of stuff that would work but in the end I went with some polished aluminum. It went on no problem. You can sort of see it in this picture:

http://www.beer.org/boler/img_2023.jpg

I think it was $6.00 for 10 feet.
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Herb, I do believe that is it. What department was that in? The counter tops?

When I asked the guy at the Home Depot here, I got a blank stare. When I explained it, he was trying to be nice about it, but this is what I got: :conf

But, you do give me hope!
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Old 07-08-2003, 02:43 PM   #6
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I'd like to know where at Home Depot too. When I went there I got the same response as Suz. Even though I explained the 50's look I don't think they had a clue.
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Old 07-09-2003, 11:06 PM   #7
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I found it!

Can you believe it? Yes, after a year of searching, I finally found it. I was so excited! I was just about to settle for something else, but it was not quite long enough.

I found this at Lowe's. It was in a large display box that was marked for tile trim. Most of the trim in the box was plastic, but there were a few that were aluminum. This one is plain with no ridges and it is 8' long.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f0ce57788b90AlumTrim.JPG/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f0ce50f24a62edging.JPG/>
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Old 07-10-2003, 06:51 AM   #8
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that looks the stuff.. At home depot, I remember it being near the wood department, but more towards the siding area, at the end of an aisle in rack with other moldings... Sorry can't be more specific. It was over a year ago and I'm too old to remember last week.
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I was at Totem Building Suplies tonight and quite by accident I stumbled across some of the table trim. It is exactly the right stuff. They sell it 2 different widths, 8' length, both are under $8 a piece. A great find for anyone who's near a Totem store.
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Table trim

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Morning Herb,
not only did you guide us to the weanted items, your picture shows what a cool interior you have given your egg. That looks very appealing and comfortable. Cheers
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