Bar Building Blog

How Much Bar Rail Do I Need?

Not sure how much bar rail molding and parts to order? Don’t see the wood specie or lengths required to complete your home or commercial bar top? Please Contact Us by phone, 1-844-BAR-RAIL, or by email. Our staff is eager and ready to answer pre-order questions and make recommendations for your specific bar project. You may also send us a rough sketch, finished drawing or picture of the bar you want to build and we will respond with our suggestions on the best methods, bar building materials and shipping options to achieve your goal.

At Hardwoods Incorporated we stock a large selection of bar building materials, we offer options for custom fabricated bar parts and provide technical support after the sale as well. If you are unfamiliar with construction or woodworking terminology or are just unsure how to get started please contact us, we welcome the opportunity to help the novice as well as the accomplished residential or commercial builder. We will make you feel right at home. For more information on building a bar, check out our bar building resources page to view tutorials and videos to help you get started building your home or commercial bar.

Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.


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12 Responses

  1. Steve Walker says:

    Hello, I am constructing a bar like the white bar at the end of your resources gallery. it is 8 feet long. I will need two 90 Deg columns & one flat column. but unsure about the rest of materials. will I have room for four panels like pictured? thank you.


    • saleshardwoods says:

      Hi Steve,

      Thank you for your comment. I will be happy to help you out and will be in contact directly by email.

      Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated


  2. Paul says:


    • saleshardwoods says:

      Hello Paul,

      Yes we can make the BR450 Bar rail molding 10′ long in any wood type. We currently have red oak and maple 10′ in stock. Give us a call for further details. 1-844-BAR-RAIL

      Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.


  3. Matt says:


    Question on what length(s) to buy.

    front base = 5′ wide
    sides base = 2′ wide

    One @ 6′ and two more @ 3′?


    • saleshardwoods says:

      Hi Matt, Thanks for your question. Based on the dimensions you provided and considering the proper bar top overhang, I would suggest purchasing 1 bar rail 7′ for the front and 2 bar rails 3′ for the sides which will include the miters. Let me know if I can be of further help.

      Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.

  4. Chris says:

    My bar is 10.5ft (125in) long and 1.5ft wide with a 90 degree angle. Are you able to produce a custom length? Or what combination of lengths do you recommend?

    • saleshardwoods says:

      Hello Chris,
      I would suggest 1 @ 12′ and 1 @ 2′ to allow for the miter cuts. I would be happy to assist you further by phone if you like.
      Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.
      Paul M. 301-665-9505

  5. Frank Sirianni says:

    I am constructing a home bar with a top of 4ft wide by 21ins deep can I get what I need with the width plus 2 sides at 90Degrees out of an 8FT length of BR158 ? I figured it is going to be real close

    • saleshardwoods says:

      Regarding your question about the bar rail molding I believe it would be difficult to get all the lengths required to cover the 4′ and (2) 21″ sections of bar top edge due to how the cuts elongate the required lengths. I will email you more information directly. Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.

  6. Jesse Vanderski says:

    Hi I was wondering how wide the wine glass slides are the middle and the edges

    • saleshardwoods says:

      Hello Jesse,

      The centers measure 3″ wide and the ends are 1-7/8″ wide.

      Thank you for your interest in our products.

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