Archive for November, 2019

Mitered vs. Radius Corners: What’s the Difference?

When you begin to work on your custom home bar, there are a variety of decisions you must make. How big will your bar be? What wood species will you use? Will it be a single length or make a turn? Among those initial decisions is how you choose to finish your bar’s corners and ends. Some bar builders prefer to finish their bars with mitered corners, while others opt for a rounded radius corner. Learn more about each type of corner finish, as well as some of the pros and cons to each choice: Mitered Corners Mitered corners are…

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3 Small Extras to Make Your Home Bar Feel Expensive

You’ve got grand plans to build a beautiful home bar fit to be the gathering place for all your friends and family. All the big items are taken care of, including finding the right location, choosing high-quality materials, and settling on a design. But there’s still something missing. Sometimes, it isn’t the big, grand things that make your bar look and feel its most high-class. Here are 3 small extras you can add to your home bar to give you the feel of luxury at home: Unique Back Bar if you’ve got a wall behind the back of your bar,…

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The bar rail turned out great. Everyone loves the way it turned out. This was my first attempt at building a bar, now I have requests to build more for my friends. The blog had some helpful tips as well.

Thank you.

Ron D. – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

11/30/18

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.