Archive for June, 2018

Building a Patio Bar: What You Need to Know First

Now that summer is in full swing, you may be thinking of ways to maximize your backyard barbecues and family gatherings. Sure, a cooler of beers in the backyard is perfectly fine, but if you want to take your parties to the next level, a patio bar is an awesome addition. Before you set to work creating that new addition to your shindigs, here’s everything you need to know about building a patio bar, from the bar-building experts at Hardwoods Incorporated: Choose Your Spot First, you need to figure out where you’ll build your new patio bar. In the outdoors,…

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7 Basic Bartending Skills to Master to Rock Your Home Bar

Installing a home bar is the start of a lot of fun: Your house will be the go-to for neighborhood parties, dinners with friends, and to watch Sunday’s game. Are you ready to be the star bartender your friends expect? Do you have the skills to throw together an old fashioned, a margarita, or a manhattan? If you don’t think you’re there yet, don’t worry; the skills needed to make great cocktails are basic and easy to learn! Here’s a quick guide to help you begin learning to make these cocktails and impress your guests. Shaking Shaking is usually included…

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What Is a Bar Rail, & How Do I Install One?

You’ve probably used a bar rail, but just didn’t realize it. For a beautiful custom bar, installing a bar rail is an important part of making sure your bar looks professional and finished. What Is a Bar Rail? A bar rail is the decorative hardwood edging that borders the bar top on the front of your bar. Your customers or guests can lean up against it, and installing a bar rail gives your bar a polished, finished look that can rival any professionally built bar. It is made with a curved, slightly sloping construction to provide comfort to guests and…

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Paul-

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…I would like to share a few words about my experience with Hardwoods Incorporated and in particular, Paul.  I’ve never built a bar before.  Very new to this.  Paul walked me every step of the way, took countless phone calls and gave me invaluable advice.

The best part of my experience was receiving the products I bought.  I custom ordered quarter sawn solid oak bar top kit and rail kit.  The quality of the product was impeccable. And talk about an easy process!! All of the bar boards were labeled with tape including numbered pieces and arrows to show me exactly where they went.

Lastly, the curved radius corners are end grain and will come darker.  It’s a natural consequence of end grain.  To help it match, I sanded it a little more, taped it off after installation, and applied a wood conditioner.   This conditioner helped it soak up less stain.  I then stained the straight rails with a few extra coats.  The finished product was fabulous.

Pictures coming soon!!!!

Grateful customer,

Brad Kent

Tarpon Springs, FL

03/29/18

The quality of the product was impeccable.

Bar rails got here very quick.

Thank you,

Vincent P. – Centereach New York

06/05/2020

BR450 Bar Rail Molding