How to build a bar top.

When making a home or commercial bar top we always recommend using ¾” thick solid hardwood for the main bar top as it is more durable and longer lasting than a plywood top and can even be refinished. At Hardwoods Incorporated we make and sell solid hardwood bar top kits in a variety of wood species. Standard sizes available are ¾” thick x 16” or 21” wide x 6’, 8’ and 10’ lengths with custom configurations available by request. Bar top kits are designed to be installed over a quality plywood sub top and offset to accept the wood bar arm rest molding as shown below.

16 Inch Bar Top with Glass Rail

 

When making an L shaped or U shaped home bar top, the most common way to make the corner is to miter cut the bar top kits as shown below.

Bar Top Rail Edges

Another option for making a 90 degree corner is the offset or herringbone corner which is accomplished by alternating the planks instead of mitering which saves time and makes for a nice professional looking corner as shown below.

Bar Top Rail Edges

Whether you miter cut or offset your main bar top kit, our bar rail radius corners and matching straight sections will install easily either way while adding a comfortable custom look to your bar project.

For more information on how to build a bar top using our products check out our one stop bar building shop or contact us for professional advice at 1-844-BAR-RAIL

Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.

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Thanks Paul!!! You guys are awesome!! I started out making a bar for my Irish Pub. And now I’m getting requests to build them for friends. You are my guys that made it easy!!! Be well!

Brian D. – Southampton Massachusetts
06/09/2020

Radius Chicago Bar Rail Molding BR475

The person I spoke with, I forgot his name but I will never forget the service he provided to help me out with our project. The materials showed up on time and when I was told it would be. The product was EXACTLY as described and that is great. I have no hesitation in recommending Hardwoods Incorporated. I will do business with them in the future.

Sincerely,
Chris Scarborough
Strong Group Inc.
Lewisville Texas

09/18/18

I have no hesitation in recommending Hardwoods Incorporated!