Archive for the ‘Bar Building’ Category

Tongue and Groove Bar Top Slabs

We’ve been busy in the shop making bar top kits and bar rail moldings for all of our customers. Pictured below is over 140 linear feet of tongue and groove main bar top kits made from poplar for a large commercial bar project in Philadelphia Pa.Main bar top kits are ready to assemble and install easily over your plywood subtop 1 piece at a time with screws from underneath, gluing only the top edge of the joints. A bar clamp may be used to close any open seams while attaching the planks. Clean any excess glue with a damp cloth,…

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DIY Home Bars

Our customers are building fine looking home bars and occasionally they send us pictures of their work. We want to share with you several recently completed bars crafted by do-it-yourself’ers throughout the USA. In this picture we see a nice little home bar made from American Walnut trimmed with baseboard molding, cap molding, fluted columns and a brass foot rail.The bar top features a granite tile top trimmed with a walnut Chicago style bar rail molding. Perfect for 4 bar stools and one on the end. Get this look: Bar front fluted column & BR 475 bar rail Here we have…

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Traditional wood bar arm rest molding with cropped corners.

When building a home or commercial bar of any size or shape at some point in the process you will need to decide how to deal with the corner or corners of the bar rail molding. The standard option for navigating turns in bar rail molding is the simple 90 degree mitered corner. Although this option may be a fast and easy way to make the corner it can result in a somewhat sharp edge at the very tip of the miter that can be a little tough on your guests. There is another option.  How about taking the edge…

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Our 10 Favorite Home Bars on Houzz

Houzz is one of the best places on the internet to get home project and design ideas. You can search by a whole host of options, including color, material type, style, and budget. For anyone looking for some home bar design inspiration, here are 10 of our favorites found on Houzz: Minnetrista Basement Photo by Knight Construction Design Inc. – Discover basement design ideas We love the gorgeous, dark wood used on this bar, which the designer says is knotty alder. The deep, rich finish of the bar contrasts with the light-colored carpeting and quartzite flooring to make this bar…

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How to build a bar top.

When making a home or commercial bar top we always recommend using ¾” thick solid hardwood for the main bar top as it is more durable and longer lasting than a plywood top and can even be refinished. At Hardwoods Incorporated we make and sell solid hardwood bar top kits in a variety of wood species. Standard sizes available are ¾” thick x 16” or 21” wide x 6’, 8’ and 10’ lengths with custom configurations available by request. Bar top kits are designed to be installed over a quality plywood sub top and offset to accept the wood bar…

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Build a holiday home bar.

Build a holiday home bar with the help of Hardwoods Incorporated your One Stop Bar Building Shop. We have in stock and ready for quick shipment; Bar rail moldings, radius corners and all the bar front parts needed to build the perfect home bar. Whether you need bar rail molding 2′ to 16′ long or matching radius corners 6″ or 12″ we have it in stock in oak, poplar, maple, cherry, mahogany, walnut and more. No back orders and no delays because we make everything right here in the USA in our own facility in Western Maryland. We also make to order…

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Hardwoods Incorporated One Stop Bar Building Shop.

Choosing the right bar rail molding for your bar is as important as the bar top itself. By any name; bar top rail, wood bar armrest molding, or Chicago style bar rail, it is the first thing you notice on any bar top and is the only part of the bar you really come in contact with. Whether building a small home bar out of walnut or a large commercial bar from hickory it is essential to have a bar rail molding that matches the size, scale and wood of your bar design. Consider building a bar from a figured…

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Hardwoods Incorporated One Stop Bar Building Shop

Whether you’re building a home or commercial bar, pool bar or bar shed it is always a good idea to start with the proper Bar building resources. Standard bar dimensions and specifications are good to know as you begin to layout and design your bar. How to assemble and install the bar top and which bar rail molding to choose? What is the best wood choice for your bar and how to stain and finish the bar top? What about curved bar rail corners and how easy are they to install? How about the bar front details and foot rail?…

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Bar Foot Rail Kits

Our quality bar foot rail kits are made in the USA from sturdy American ash hardwood and will add the perfect finishing touch to your home bar. The solid ash brackets and foot rail moldings are designed to attach to any bar front and work especially well when used with our bar front trim kits and bar front fluted columns. We offer our wooden bar foot rail kits in 6′ and 8′ lengths with custom configurations available. Contact us for details. The FR6 foot rail kit includes three (3) brackets and 6′ of foot rail molding. The FR8 foot rail…

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Foot Rail Installation Options

Foot Rail Installation Options For finished existing bars: Pre-drill the foot rail brackets and attach them to the bar front using trim screws and wood glue as shown. Be sure to keep the bracket plumb and tight to the floor. Buy a Bar Foot Rail Kit For bars under construction using our bar front trim kits: Pre-drill the foot rail bracket and base board, attach the bracket to the 6″ tall base board molding with wood screws and glue from the back as shown. Be sure to keep the bracket plumb and flush with the bottom of the base board…

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