Trim for table edge - Fiberglass RV

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Old 12-20-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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Trim for table edge

I'm going to build a new dinette table for our Scamp. I will be started with a new piece of wood for the table top. The top will be covered with "brushed aluminum" finish formica but I'm not sure what to do to finish the edges. Any suggestions?

I supposed I could use a strip of the formica along the edge, but I would rather trim it with metal. I can't seem to find any trim in the 1/2" width needed.

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Old 12-20-2010, 11:58 AM   #2
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You want Tee Moulding or Edge Banding. This should get you started.

These are plastic tees

Outwater Catalogs - 2010 Master - page 18

Here's the aluminum tee. There's a half inch toward the bottom. You can click on the page to get the detail

You can also buy aluminum U channel that would do a better job of protecting the edge if you are going to be doing the dinette-to-bed conversion. It's going to be harder to install.

I am thinking that for the tight corner radius, you may need to have a tool or form to bend the metal without kinking. You'd probably need an edge with a tighter radius than planned to shape against. It will relax a little, so you'd want to over-form, but not kink it.



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Old 12-20-2010, 07:04 PM   #3
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Vintage Trailer Supply has aluminium trim to give a vintage look but it's larger than 1/2". Have you considered adding strips around the edge underneath the table to bolster it up. Then you could use one of these ...

Countertop Edge Moulding - 3/4" Polished


Countertop Moulding - 13/16" Satin
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:13 AM   #4
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Thanks for great suggestions, Matt and Clive! I'll need to take some more detailed measurements and make a decision which route to go.
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