Archive for the ‘Bar Rail Installation’ Category

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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Build a bigger home bar with 9′ short bar rail molding!

Build a bigger home bar with our new 9′ short bar rail moldings. They ship as one piece, full length 106″ long by UPS with affordable shipping nationwide. With the addition of matching radius corners, it is now possible to make a U shaped bar top over 11′ long without a seam in the bar rail molding. If your home bar design is L shaped then add a matching radius corner to our 9′ short bar rail molding for a seamless bar top over 10′ long. The 9′ short bar rail moldings are offered in our 5 star top rated BR475 and BR550…

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Want To Build a Bar? Start Here!

So you’ve made the decision: You want to build your very own custom bar. Congratulations! But now that you’ve made the decision to build, what’s next? This practical guide will help you through the beginning stages of building a home or commercial bar on your own: Choose Your Space What sort of bar are you looking to build? Do you want an indoor bar, or an outdoor bar? Obviously, weather will be a major determining factor in answering this question. You’re less likely to spring for a fancy outdoor bar if your backyard is covered in snow for most of…

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Choosing the Best Bar Rail for Your Project: A Guide

Adding a bar rail to your home bar can take it from so-so to stunning. Bar rails feature rounded edges, softening the sharp corners or bar tops and other pieces, providing a spot for your guests to comfortably rest their arms. At Hardwoods Incorporated, our bar rails come in a variety of profiles and finishes. There’s an option for every type and style of home bar, from rustic and simple to ultra-ornate. BR-450   The BR-450 bar rail is one of our simplest, most affordable options that still provides a beautiful, polished finish to your home bar. It features a…

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Traditional wood bar arm rest molding with cropped corners.

When building a home or commercial bar of any size or shape at some point in the process you will need to decide how to deal with the corner or corners of the bar rail molding. The standard option for navigating turns in bar rail molding is the simple 90 degree mitered corner. Although this option may be a fast and easy way to make the corner it can result in a somewhat sharp edge at the very tip of the miter that can be a little tough on your guests. There is another option.  How about taking the edge…

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Easy to install bar rail molding.

We make bar rail molding installation quick and easy with our simple notched design that fits snugly over standard thickness bar top materials along with our installation video to guide you every step of the way.  While some companies sell bar rails, they don’t make bar rails. What they offer requires a lot of extra work, time and cost just to accommodate installation of their product. Why use extra layers of plywood, shims, or some other nonstock, hard to find thickness of material for your bar top in order to make the bar rail fit? At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been…

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New Shipping Specifications for BR475-S Bar Rail Radius Corners

Our BR475-S bar rail molding corners now ship with the skirt/apron portion trimmed back 1/2″ as shown below: This 1/2″ cut back allows for the adjoining straight section of apron to lap over onto the radius section and thus creating a visual offset. The offset adds strength to the joint, looks better visually and eliminates the need for perfect allignment with the seam on the actual bar rail molding itself. Please contact us with questions or concerns prior to ordering or when installing our BR475-S Bar Rail Radius Corners. Thank you for choosing Hardwoods Incorporated. Save

Bar Rail Molding 101

At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been making our bar rail moldings and matching radius bar rail corners to the same design specifications for over 40 years. Our double notch bar rail system accepts (2) layers of ¾” bar top material sandwiched one on top of another for a solid 1-1/2” thick bar top providing stability and strength. (As shown) All of our Chicago style bar rail moldings BR475, BR550, BR650, BR475-3CM and BR475-S lay at a perfect comfortable angle displaying their 3 dimensional qualities ideal for use on home bars, commercial bars and pub rails.     When choosing a bar…

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How to Build a Bar – Standard Dimensions, Specs & Resources

What are standard bar dimensions? How tall is a standard bar? How wide should you make a bar top? How do you build a home bar? How do you install Chicago bar rail? How do you cut and install curved radius bar rails for corners? These are the questions we receive all day, every day by wood workers, architects and contractors building home bars and commercial bars alike. Hardwoods Incorporated is now introducing our Bar Building Resources. Visit our new Bar Building Resource Center to learn how to install bar rail molding standard bar dimension and specifications how to cut…

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How to Install Bar Rail

How to Install Bar Rail A short guide to installing Chicago style bar rail: The tools we will be using to fit and install the bar rail molding are a drill, glue, screws, spoil board, biscuit joiner, and biscuits. The sub top should extend out beyond the main bar top 1 and 9/16″ as shown. We first set up the spoil board to hold the bar rail up in position while cutting. We set the miter box angle at 45 degrees and position the bar rail on the spoil board to make the first cut. Next, we reset the miter…

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Very helpful support and assistance in ordering the bar rail after I explained the bar design. The rail was great, something I just could not make myself. I am very satisfied.

Tom S. – Cambridge City Indiana

11/12/18

 

Looking for a great quality bar rail, this is the place to go. We were very pleased with the accuracy and condition of the bar rail we received. I would recommend to anyone needing bar rail, this is the place to get it.

Bryan S3Thank you, Bryan S – Hudson FL

04/04/18

We were very pleased with the accuracy and condition of the bar rail.