Bar Building Glossary

Below is a list of commonly used terms and definitions related to bar building, including bar parts, species of lumber, styles of bar rail and more.

Bar Arm Rest

See Chicago Bar Rail

Bar Arm Rest Molding

See Chicago Bar Rail

Bar Front Fluted Columns:

Bar front fluted columns are hardwood milled columns with plinth and cap blocks designed to decorate the bar front dividing it up into sections for recessed or raised panels.

Bar Front Fluted Column Corners:

Bar front fluted column corners are hardwood milled columns with plinth and cap blocks designed to navigate 45 and 90 degree corners of the lower portion of bars.

Bar Rails:

Bar rails are concave shaped moldings that are applied to the edge of home bars and commercial bars It creates a finished perimeter, serving as a nosing that conforms hard corners into comfortable edges, and keeps spills, glasses and other small objects from sliding off the bar top.

Bar Molding:

See Bar Rails.

Bar Moulding:

A common misspelling of Bar Molding. See Bar Rails.

Bar Rail Molding:

See Bar Rails.

Bar Rail Moulding:

A common misspelling of Bar Rail Molding. See Bar Rails.

Bubinga Slabs:

Also called African rosewood, this luxury, slab lumber has amazing figure and an average width that is over 2’. Bubinga is a hard dense wood commonly used for custom bar tops back bar tops and pub rails.

Cherry Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid cherry bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood cherry lumber right here Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Chicago Bar Rail Molding:

See Chicago Bar Rail.

Chicago Bar Rails:

Chicago bar rails are the traditional design of bar rail. They are typically made in oak, walnut, mahogany, maple, or cherry hardwoods.

Curved Bar Rails:

Our curved bar rails are milled from a single piece of hardwood lumber 3” thick. They are designed to navigate corners of bar tops, home bars and commercial bars to soften 45 and 90 degree corners and add a custom look to the bar.

Custom Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid custom hardwood bar rail molding is milled from any single piece of prime grade hardwood lumber that lends itself to this molding application. We make it right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. Some custom bar rail species include Bubinga, lacewood, zebrawood, alder and more. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, these custom bar rails provide lasting durability and strength.

Drip Edge:

Drip edges are wood strips placed along the edge of a glass rail to divert spills and drips from spilling off the bar top.

Glass Rack Molding:

Glass rack molding is molding milled in a single piece from quality hardwoods designed for hanging stemmed glasses upside-down above your bar top or counter. Our glass rack molding can be installed at varying widths to accommodate different sized wine glasses or flutes.

Glass Rack Molding Ends:

Glass rack molding ends are glass rack molding pieces with one finished side to finish the edges of your glass rack. See also Glass Rack Molding.

Glass Rail:

Glass rail is the mixing tray on the bar tenders’ side of the bar used to prepare drinks for customers prior to serving.

Hardwood bar top Slabs:

Hardwood bar top slabs are one-of-a-kind pieces of lumber with a natural edge, great for creating bar tops, back bar tops table and counter tops. View our Bar Top Slabs.

Hardwoods Incoporated:

We make and sell Chicago bar rails, radius bar rails, bar molding, bar top slabs, bar fronts, bar tops and parts and ship them throughout the United States and Canada.

Maple Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid maple bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood maple lumber right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Mahogany Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid Mahogany bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood Mahogany lumber right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Oak Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid oak bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood oak lumber right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Poplar Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid poplar bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood poplar lumber right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Radius Bar Rail Molding:

See Curved Bar Rail.

Slab Lumber:

Slab lumber is broad, flat, thick pieces of wood, typically an outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber. These are often used for such purposes as creating custom hardwood bar tops, back bar tops and pub rails.

Traditional Wood Bar Arm Rest

See Chicago Bar Rail

Walnut Bar Rail Molding:

Our solid walnut bar rail molding is milled from a single piece of prime grade hardwood walnut lumber right here at Hardwoods Incorporated. On top of a cohesive uniform appearance, this provides lasting durability and strength.

Wooden Bar Arm Rest Molding

See Chicago Bar Rail