Archive for the ‘Bar Building’ Category

Bar Top Materials: Exploring Your Options

One of the more important decisions you need to make when planning to build your own bar is what type of material to use for the bar top. While wood is a traditional choice – and our personal favorite – there are a variety of materials you can opt to use for your bar top and get a gorgeous, personalized bar. Here are some of the most common materials used for bar tops: Laminate Laminate is a choice for many builders for its inexpensive prices and easy upkeep. This material comes in a wide array of colors and patterns, allowing…

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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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Customer Project: Thunder Bar

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we are always impressed by the creativity and talent of our customers. They always find new and interesting ways to incorporate our products into their projects, creating exceptional custom bars for home and commercial use. One of those great, creative projects is this “Thunder Bar” built by Shane. Shane told us he was talking with his daughter, who was months away from her wedding, about an idea he’d had years ago to build a bar out of a 1966 Ford Thunderbird. His daughter thought it was a great idea, and said it would be great if Shane…

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3 Tips for Balancing Quality & Cost in Your Bar-Building Project

Choosing to build a custom bar means you have full control over the entire project. From where to build it right down to the lighting you’ll use, you get to make all the decisions. For many bar builders, their dreams get a little out of pace from their budgets, with great ideas flowing faster than the cash to purchase the necessary pieces. If you want to create a high-quality custom bar without totally breaking the bank, follow these 3 tips: Prioritize & Make Necessary Cuts Being on a budget with any project means you’re unlikely to get everything you want…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Hardwood Species for Your Custom Bar

You’ve got your custom bar’s location all scoped and measured out, and you’ve taken the time to carefully consider the design elements you want to include. The next major task you have to complete before you can move on to the building phase is to choose what species of wood you want your bar to be built from. There are multiple species of hardwoods that would make a great custom bar (We carry more than a dozen species at Hardwoods Incorporated!), but finding the right one for your project is important to getting the finished look you want. Here are…

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Home bar top by Hardwoods Incorporated.

We recently completed a custom home bar bar top for a local client using solid poplar hardwood. The project involved several offsets and notches to fit around a column and on top of irregular shaped cabinets. Pictured is the layout, measurement and design stage of the bar top project. Next we have the rough cut out and glue up stage where we over size the bar top blank for cutting later. Here we show the bar top blank cut to the size and shape and installed over the plywood sub top. Notice that the sub top extends past the main bar…

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6 Great Reasons to Choose Hardwoods Incorporated for Your Next Project

When building your custom bar for your home or business, we know you’ve got a lot of choices. Size, style, materials, decor. … It can seem as if your options are never-ending before you even get started on your project. When you choose Hardwoods Incorporated, you get exceptional quality, a wide range of options to find the look you want, and our unparalleled commitment to customer support. Here are a few (of many!) reasons to choose Hardwoods, Incorporated for your next bar-building project: Bar Rails & Bar Parts Are All We Do Because we’re completely committed to providing our customers…

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Get Great Deals on Unique Products in Our Closeouts & Specials Section!

Looking for a great deal for yourself or that bar-building enthusiast in your life this holiday season? Check out our Closeouts & Specials page for the latest unique and discounted items from Hardwoods Incorporated! All these items are made in our shop right here in Maryland, but they have some natural inclusions that prevent us from listing them in regular inventory. You get the same great, high-quality product you’ve come to expect from Hardwoods Incorporated with a little extra character and at a lower price. Most items are available for free shipping, so take advantage of these great deals before…

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Chicago Bar Rail Molding Specials with Free Shipping.

Have you checked out the deals on our closeouts and specials page recently? At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been busy changing and growing our product line and in the process have developed limited batches of select bar rail molding being offered at a discount with free shipping on most items. These bar rail moldings are in good condition and may contain small knots, mineral stain or other natural inclusions. Whether you are building a small home bar or large commercial bar you will likely find a deal on the bar rails you need with no compromises. To place and order or if you…

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