Archive for the ‘Bar Rails’ Category

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 Rail Molding for 3CM granite or any thick bar top material.

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we make and stock our BR475-3CM Bar Rail Moldings in a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods suitable for use on standard granite thicknesses of 3CM. This bar rail can be used on any bar top material natural or man-made that is 1-3/16” thick or more. The BR475-3CM Bar Rail Molding measures 1-3/4” thick by 4-5/8” wide, giving it a strong, robust appearance. For customers liking this look, you can install the 3CM molding on your bar top of any thickness by making simple alterations to accommodate the 3CM notch as shown. We offer our BR475-3CM bar…

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Do you know about the new addition to our Bar Rail Molding Line?

Introducing our BR450 Chicago bar rail molding! We’re making and stocking our new BR450 Bar rail molding in premium red oak and poplar hardwoods for quick shipment nationwide. This simple notched design is very versatile and allows for installation on a variety of bar top thicknesses and configurations. Our BR450 wood arm rest moldings are great for home bars, commercial bars and drink rails along a wall for extra guests.When using our solid hardwood bar top kits on a plywood sub base the BR450 makes for a perfect fit. With the installation of our matching drip edge molding underneath the bar rail and…

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Extreme Length Chicago Style Bar Rail Moldings.

At Hardwoods Incorporated we make all of our Bar Rail Moldings in house giving us the flexibility to provide our customers with products in a variety of wood species and bar rail lengths, some up to 18 feet long. Pictured below are a few examples of our recently completed custom bar rail productions. Here is an order we completed for a customer in upstate New York for our BR475 Bar rail molding, it included two quartersawn sapele mahogany bar rails 18’ long and three red oak 16’. Pictured is an order for three 16’ lengths of our BR475 arm rest…

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Custom Commercial Bar Top

Pictured is a recently completed commercial bar top made from solid oak for a client in Chester, New York and manufactured by Hardwoods Incorporated using our stock bar top kits, glass rail & drip edge, bar top wings and BR475 Bar Rail Molding and radius corner.

New Shipping Specifications for BR475-S Bar Rail Radius Corners

Our BR475-S bar rail molding corners now ship with the skirt/apron portion trimmed back 1/2″ as shown below: This 1/2″ cut back allows for the adjoining straight section of apron to lap over onto the radius section and thus creating a visual offset. The offset adds strength to the joint, looks better visually and eliminates the need for perfect allignment with the seam on the actual bar rail molding itself. Please contact us with questions or concerns prior to ordering or when installing our BR475-S Bar Rail Radius Corners. Thank you for choosing Hardwoods Incorporated. Save

Fitting Bar Rail Radius Corners & Straights

Although all of our bar rail molding both radius and straight are made to meet or exceed industry standards for fit and consistency, it may be necessary to scribe and adjust the placement of the seams to achieve optimum results. This is especially true where curved parts intersect with straight parts as the conditions on the job site can vary from those under which the curved and straight parts were made. Not to worry, you can make slight adjustments out or up of either the straight or curved part to make a near perfect transition then sand and feather in…

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Bar Rail Molding 101

At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been making our bar rail moldings and matching radius bar rail corners to the same design specifications for over 40 years. Our double notch bar rail system accepts (2) layers of ¾” bar top material sandwiched one on top of another for a solid 1-1/2” thick bar top providing stability and strength. (As shown) All of our Chicago style bar rail moldings BR475, BR550, BR650, BR475-3CM and BR475-S lay at a perfect comfortable angle displaying their 3 dimensional qualities ideal for use on home bars, commercial bars and pub rails.     When choosing a bar…

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New Bar Rail Moldings & Parts by HWI

We recently launched our new website and webstore which includes a few new bar rail offerings for home and commercial bar building projects. Pictured below is our BR475-3CM Bar Rail Molding We make our BR475-3CM bar rail molding with a 3CM top notch to fit over standard thickness granite or any other material suitable for a bar top including hardwoods, tile or metal. A 3/4 bottom notch is provided to receive the plywood sub top under the granite necessary for attaching the bar rail. BR475-3CM is available online in our standard wood species and can be customized in a variety…

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Finishing Your Bar Rail Molding

PRE-FINISHING YOUR BAR RAIL MOLDING PRIOR TO INSTALLATION IS NEVER A GOOD IDEA AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Once you have viewed our installation video and have properly installed the bar rail molding we suggest the following steps. Mask off and protect the area where the bar rail meets the main bar top and begin the sanding process with 100 grit sand paper moving on up to 180 grit. Higher grits of sandpaper may be used but keep in mind the higher the grit and polish on the wood the less the stain will penetrate. Natural/clear finishes are not affected as…

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