How to Install a Bar Rail Radius Corner

Sometimes cutting corners is a good thing!

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we offer a wide selection of radius bar rail corners and curved bar rails to navigate those tricky ends. They provide safer corners and a more attractive, rounded look to your bar rail. Nothing else will give your bar or counter top a quality custom appearance without the high cost!

Check out some beautiful custom bars made using our bar rails and radius corners!

Finished DIY Home Bar Build

Our radius corners are user-friendly and come pre-trimmed, ready for installation. They don’t require you to use any extra pieces, such as shims or scrap wood between layers.

Radius corners are made to install on two layers of ¾” thick material; lumber for the main bar top and plywood for the subtop, which are available in nearly any home improvement store. Hardwoods Incorporated offers solid lumber main bar top kits, making us your one-stop resource for all your bar top building needs.

In every 6” and 12” radius corner order, we include a paper template for you to cut out and trace directly onto your bar top and sub top. This takes all the guesswork out of marking off your corner – just cut out the template, measure, trace using the template, and you’re ready to cut! Step-by-step instructions also are included with every radius corner order so you can have them handy when building your bar.

Want to build your own bar? Start here!

Radius Corner Cutting Diagrams

For BR475 and BR475-s

For BR550
For BR158

Once you have your rounded corners marked and cut, piecing together your bar top, sub top, bar rail, and radius corner is a snap. See how easy installing our BR 475BR 475-SBR 550, and BR 158 bar rail radius corners can be in the video below:

This video shows how to cut a bar rail top in preparation for a 90-degree radius corner installation, then how to install the 90-degree radius corner onto the bar top. It really is that easy!

The cherry bar rail, glass rail, trim etc. was high quality stuff. I am extremely pleased. I am not a cabinet maker, nor carpenter but the results came out perfect.

Don P. – Naples, Florida


BR475 Cherry Chicago Bar Rail Molding


I don’t know if you ever get follow-up from customers regarding the products they buy from you, but I thought I would send along two pictures of how I used your bar top kit when finishing my basement (DIY) and adding a full bar.

The top itself is maple and the bar-rail and drink edge are walnut.  Both are treated with tung oil and several coats of wipe-on poly.  I get so many compliments on the wood, and I’m happy to direct people to your site.

As for the rest of the bar and back bar, the front and side of the bar are oak veneer over MDF with 3/4″ red oak rails and stiles, moulding, and baseboard.  There are also some corbels under the bar top.  The back bar is pretty much the same on bottom with the veneer and the the upper part for the beer glasses is all 3/4″ red oak.

Thanks for providing such a wonderful product.  I and my friends and family will be enjoying it for years to come.

Kevin WolvertonFebruary 2, 2016York, PA