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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 off your bar rail with a cropped corner? Pictured below is our BR475 Bar rail molding cut with a 45 degree insert as a softer alternative to the standard 90 degree mitered corner.

45 Degree Bar Rail Corner

The cropped corner is accomplished by first cutting 1-1/2″ to 2″ off the corner of the bar top on a 45 degree angle and then mitering the three bar rail molding pieces around the corner. If a larger cropped corner is desired you will need to cut more off the corner of bar top in step one.

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