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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 the moldings to meet each other perfectly for finishing. Our bar rail moldings cover the main bar top by at least 1″ so it would be no problem to slightly shim out or push in one end or the other of the rail to close a miter or seam. We are not advocating sloppy or inaccurate work but are rather pointing out a few tricks of the trade that we feel are acceptable when making minor adjustments during the bar rail installation process. Our goal is to assist you in producing a fine finished bar top. We also recommend visiting our Bar Building Resources page to view our How to Install Bar Rail video and our Finishing Your Bar Rail tutorial for more details. As always we welcome your questions and encourage you contacting us by phone or email prior to installing or purchasing your bar rail molding.

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