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Specializing in Building Bars For Over 40 Years.

For over 40 years we have been building commercial bars and assisting contractors, builders and home owners to do it yourself with our bar rail moldings, bar top and bar front parts made to exacting standards by us in our facility. We never sub contract our work or import parts of questionable quality. What we offer on our website is what you get, you order an 8′ section of bar rail you get 8′ in one piece not 2 pieces 4′. We even offer wood species and extra long lengths of bar rail molding you can’t buy anywhere else. Pictured…

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Bar Building 101: Major Parts of a Typical Bar

You’ve decided to build your own home bar and have figured out where you’ll locate it and some basic measurements. Now, it’s time to begin sketching out the rough design for your bar, adding and subtracting features. Before you get started, you’ll need to know the basic parts of a typical bar: Front Bar The front bar is exactly what it sounds like – The front of the bar. This is the area where your guests will sit and sip their drinks. Of all the areas of your home bar, this is the one where design and guest comfort should…

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Want To Build a Bar? Start Here!

So you’ve made the decision: You want to build your very own custom bar. Congratulations! But now that you’ve made the decision to build, what’s next? This practical guide will help you through the beginning stages of building a home or commercial bar on your own: Choose Your Space What sort of bar are you looking to build? Do you want an indoor bar, or an outdoor bar? Obviously, weather will be a major determining factor in answering this question. You’re less likely to spring for a fancy outdoor bar if your backyard is covered in snow for most of…

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Choosing the Best Bar Rail for Your Project: A Guide

Adding a bar rail to your home bar can take it from so-so to stunning. Bar rails feature rounded edges, softening the sharp corners or bar tops and other pieces, providing a spot for your guests to comfortably rest their arms. At Hardwoods Incorporated, our bar rails come in a variety of profiles and finishes. There’s an option for every type and style of home bar, from rustic and simple to ultra-ornate. BR-450   The BR-450 bar rail is one of our simplest, most affordable options that still provides a beautiful, polished finish to your home bar. It features a…

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Bar front parts for Home Bars.

At Hardwoods Incorporated we make and stock a large selection of bar front parts to make and finish the front of your commercial or home bar. We have bar front fluted columns and corners, bar front trim kits and panel moldings in oak, maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany and more. All of our bar front parts are designed to work together and install easily over your existing bar wall. Combine our bar front trim kits, fluted columns, and panel moldings to finish your bar creating various looks from traditional to craftsman style. Offered in all our standard wood species including poplar for…

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Natural edge slab bar tops

Natural edge bar tops are usually made from one solid piece of kiln dried wood with the natural edges of the log exposed on one or both sides of the bar top. In our shop, the slabs are planed, straight lined on one edge if needed and then sanded to final thickness. When several slabs are required to make a large bar top, wood slabs cut in a sequence are preferred and used when available. Because seasoned wood slabs usually have some of the bark still attached we take the time to carefully remove all the loose bark prior to…

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Custom bar top kits and bar rail moldings for home and commercial bars.

We recently had the privileged to worked with a client in Bushnell Illinois building a large commercial bar in an 1870’s building being renovated into a bar and restaurant. The project required custom bar top kits, Curved and straight Chicago bar rail moldings and bar top trim all made from quartersawn sapele mahogany. Working closely with the client we carefully selected the sapele mahogany lumber for color and grain and proceeded to machine all of the parts required in our western Maryland millwork facility. Once completed the entire project was carefully inspected, packaged and shipped by freight to our client…

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Do you need bar rail molding longer than 8’? We have it up to 16’ long!

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we offer our bar rail moldings that are longer than 8’ cut and bisquet-jointed for affordable shipping nationwide. All of our 10’, 12’ and 15’ bar rail moldings offered online are made from one full length of bar rail which we cut in half. We install bisquet joints so they can be re-assembled on the bar top, matching the grain back together. These are NOT two random pieces of bar rail. Cutting these longer bar rails in half allows us to provide you with one piece of bar rail made from the same piece of wood that…

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Easy to install bar rail molding.

We make bar rail molding installation quick and easy with our simple notched design that fits snugly over standard thickness bar top materials along with our installation video to guide you every step of the way.  While some companies sell bar rails, they don’t make bar rails. What they offer requires a lot of extra work, time and cost just to accommodate installation of their product. Why use extra layers of plywood, shims, or some other nonstock, hard to find thickness of material for your bar top in order to make the bar rail fit? At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been…

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Want a home bar? Build one!

Have you ever dreamed of having your own home bar? What’s stopping you? A home bar may be one of those home improvement projects that feels like a luxury to hire a professional to build, but is just daunting enough to frighten a prospective do-it-yourselfer. If you decide to make the leap and build your own home bar, you can enjoy many great advantages. Home bars are great places to gather with family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy a cool drink and some snacks while cheering on your favorite sports team. They’re also ideal places to set up an espresso…

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