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Retro Laminates, Glossy Laminates, 
      Matte Laminates, Boomerang Laminates

Retro Laminates

We have a wide selection of Retro Laminates, Boomerang Laminates and Cracked Ice Laminates for your perfect retro creation.

Retro Vinyl, Cracked Ice Vinyl, 
      Vintage Vinyl, 1950s Vinyl

Retro Vinyl

We offer a wide variety of Retro Vinyl, including Naugahyde, Seabrook, Seaquest and Cracked Ice Vinyl. Perfect for your next retro creation.

Metal Banding, Table Edging, Metal Edging,
      Retro Metal Banding, Retro Table Edging, 1950s Metal Banding

Metal Banding

Look no further than Heffrons for all of your Metal Banding and Metal Edging needs.

Retro Countertops, Countertop Laminate,
      Restaurant Countertops, 1950s Countertops, Vinyl Countertops

Retro Countertops

Perfect for your retro kitchen or man cave. Choose from a vast selection of laminate and metal banding for your countertop

Retro Stools, 1950s Stools, Vinyl Stools,
      Vintage Stools, 1950s Stools

Retro Stools

We can custom design any shape or size Retro Stool or Restaurant Stool you need.

Retro Chairs, Vintage Chairs, 1950s Chairs,
      Vinyl Chairs, Retro Diner Chairs

Retro Chairs

Quality USA made custom desiged Retro Chairs or Restaurant Chairs for any need.

Retro Booths, Vinyl Booths, Single Booths,
      Double Booths, Vintage Booths, 1950s Booths

Retro Booths

We can custom design your perfect Retro Booth or Restaurant Booth.

Retro Murals, Indoor Murals, Outdoor Murals,
      1950s Murals, Vintage Murals, Wall Murals

Retro Murals

Our Retro Murals are made of the highest quality material with custom sizes to meet your needs.

Retro Jukeboxes, CD Jukeboxes, Vintage
      Jukeboxes, 1950s Jukeboxes

Retro Jukeboxes

Offering a full selection of Rock-ola Jukeboxes such as Harley Davidson.

Retro Gas Pumps, Single Gas Pumps,
      Vintage Gas Pumps, 1950s Gas Pumps, Gas Pumps for sale

Retro Gas Pumps

Custom built vintage gas pumps are a must have for your den, garage, shop or business.

Retro Coca Cola, Retro Coke, Vintage Coca Cola,
      Vintage Coke, Coca Cola Booths, Coca Cola Stools, Coca Cola Tables, Coke Chairs

Retro Coca Cola

From Coca Cola Stools, Chairs, Booths, Tables and more. Perfect for any coke collector or fan.

 

How To Install Metal Banding

Most all of our customers ask how do they put the metal banding on their counter.

When purchasing metal banding make sure you have the correct size needed for your countertop. Generally the countertop thickness will dictate the size of banding you are able to select. Take into consideration the laminate thickness added to the wood when determining your banding. Also remember that when working in campers, the countertop doesn’t always allow for any overhang from the bottom of the metal banding to the top of the first drawer. Most people realize this after the installation. Don’t beat yourself up this is a very easy and common mistake. So please make sure whatever thickness the drawers are if any, they will clear the bottom of the metal banding.

If you choose a metal banding with a friction fit T-lip on the back for a friction fitted installation, you will need to cut a corresponding groove in the wood for the friction T-lip to fit into. For this you’ll need a 2 or 3 wing .080 cutter bit, with a ¼”shank. The lip depth on the back of the banding can vary. Please don’t make any cuts in the wood until you have the metal banding on hand. Make sure the guard is set where the cut isn’t too deep. If the cut is too deep you will have a loose banding. This isn’t to scare you, it’s just to make you aware that it’s always best to measure twice and cut once. You can always go in deeper if needed later.

If you’re not using a router and are straight cutting the groove, then you can use a chalk line to assist you with keeping your cut straight. A guide is always recommended however, to ensure as straight of a line as possible.

Using a banding profile with the friction fit T-lip, you’ll also need to notch the back to accommodate any radius down to 3”. This can be done with a wheel type hand grinder or jigsaw with a fine metal blade.

For banding that has no friction fit T-lip to mount with, some require screws, nails or adhesive. Our customers have let us know they have used adhesive such as Liquid Nails or PL400 and like the results. Please note this is only passed on information. You may want to try if you don’t already have your own specialty adhesive. For added insurance, some customers also use the adhesive on the friction fit T-lip banding.

Any of the miters that need to be cut should be done with a fine tooth blade to minimize jagged edges. A fine metal file can be used to eliminate sharp edges.

This is really a very easy installation and you shouldn’t shy away from doing the project. If you’re capable of running a power saw, router and hand tools – you’re ready to get started.