Archive for the ‘Bar Building’ Category

Don’t Go out: 9 Reasons to Build a Home Bar

Spending an evening at the bar with your friends is many people’s idea of a great time. The drinks, the conversation, and the laughter all come together to make for some memorable nights. To keep the fun going, you’ve entertained the idea of building your own bar at home. You’d have the same sense of fun and create a gathering place for your friends without ever having to leave your house. At Hardwoods Incorporated, we make it our mission to help anyone who wants to find the best products to build a home bar make their dreams come true. If…

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Planning an Outdoor Bar? Keep These 5 Things in Mind

It’s never too early to start planning your summertime projects, and spending the cold winter months getting all the details nailed down can help make your projects go more smoothly once the weather warms up again. If building an outdoor bar is on your summertime to-do list, here are 5 things you should keep in mind when planning your project: Covered or Uncovered? Depending on where you choose to locate your bar, it may be covered by an overhang, awning, or even located under a gazebo. The cover offered by these structures gives you a touch more freedom of design…

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Introducing New Hardwoods Incorporated Products to Make Your Projects Even Better

Here at Hardwoods Incorporated, we’re always looking for ways to innovate and better serve our customers. This desire to innovate has led us to some of our prior new products, such as the addition of our crown molding. In recent months, we’ve been working hard to get some new products ready for you to purchase for your projects, as well as expanding our offerings on a couple of products to give you more options. Here are our two brand new products, and our two expanded product offerings: Brand New: BR350 Radius Corners These gently curved radius corners come in all…

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Love Home Brewing? How to Design Your Home Bar to Support Your Hobby

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Home brewing has become an increasingly popular pastime for many people, especially those who were stuck at home for months with little else to do. The hobby requires some amount of equipment and know-how to get started, with supply lists including the individual ingredients to brew the beer, brewing kettles, sanitizers, and more. And for those who enjoy home brewing, the next logical step is to create a home bar where they can enjoy the fruits of their labor. If you’re an avid home brewer and planning to construct your own home bar, here are some tips for planning that…

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Hardwoods Incorporated Bar Parts Shipped Around the World

We talk a lot about Hardwoods Incorporated’s hardwood bar rails and bar parts being made right here in the United States. And it’s true – We’re incredibly proud to be an American-made company. But the market for high-quality hardwood bar parts extends far beyond our borders. We’ve made bar rails, bar top kits, and other hardwood bar parts that are featured in custom home and commercial bars all across the country, and all over the world. Our bar parts have been carefully packaged and shipped to countries such as Poland, Russia, Japan, and Romania, making us a truly international company!…

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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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The material was finest quality which made the build go really smooth.

Thank you very much.

William J. VFW Post 7760

Portage, Indiana

02/04/2020

Curved Chicago Bar Rail Molding BR475

I love you guys and when another project comes up I will be front and center.

The bar I built my daughter using your products ….you guys rule!

George D. – Seekonk Massachuesets

03/10/2020

Oak Chicago Bar Rail Molding BR475