Archive for the ‘Chicago Bar Rails’ Category

What Is True Chicago Bar Rail Molding?

Chicago bar rail molding. The term has become popular in the bar-building industry in recent years, with more and more bar parts manufacturers marketing their products as “Chicago bar rail molding.” But here at Hardwoods Incorporated, we make the original Chicago bar rail molding. What Is True Chicago Bar Rail Molding? The original Chicago bar rail moldings are thick and sturdy, built to withstand thousands of people bellying up to the speakeasy bar for their illicit drinks. It has a stylized, curved apron, giving it a bold but smooth appearance. This apron became a practical location for installing neon lighting…

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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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Busy making bar rail molding.

We had another productive morning in the shop making these BR 450 bar rail moldings from cherry, maple, oak and poplar. At Hardwoods Incorporated we make every bar building product we sell, we never run out of inventory and turn orders around fast for the bars across America! Our BR 450 Bar rail moldings are made with a simple 3/4″ x 1-3/4″ notch ready to install onto any single or double layer bar top at least 3/4″ thick or thicker making completion of your bar top quick and easy. When using a double layer bar top, install a drip edge molding…

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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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Custom orders of Chicago Bar Rail Molding.

We really enjoy making customized versions of our bar rail moldings and parts. We especially like making curved parts in wood species that can be a challenge to work with such as quartersawn oak and natural hickory. Pictured below are two such jobs we made recently for clients needing curved and matching straight rails for home bars under construction in Arizona and New York. BR475 Bar Rail Molding Natural Hickory BR475-S Bar Rail Corners Quartersawn Red Oak Nothing says custom more than the addition of curved moldings made from figured or unusual hardwoods. For more information on customizing your home…

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Custom bar top kits and bar rail moldings for home and commercial bars.

We recently had the privilege to worked with a client in Bushnell Illinois building a large commercial bar in an 1870’s building being renovated into a bar and restaurant. The project required custom bar top kits, Curved and straight Chicago bar rail moldings and bar top trim all made from quartersawn sapele mahogany. Working closely with the client we carefully selected the sapele mahogany lumber for color and grain and proceeded to machine all of the parts required in our western Maryland millwork facility. Once completed the entire project was carefully inspected, packaged and shipped by freight to our client…

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Do you know about the new addition to our Bar Rail Molding Line?

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Introducing our BR450 Chicago bar rail molding! We’re making and stocking our new BR450 Bar rail molding in premium red oak and poplar hardwoods for quick shipment nationwide. This simple notched design is very versatile and allows for installation on a variety of bar top thicknesses and configurations. Our BR450 wood arm rest moldings are great for home bars, commercial bars and drink rails along a wall for extra guests.When using our solid hardwood bar top kits on a plywood sub base the BR450 makes for a perfect fit. With the installation of our matching drip edge molding underneath the bar rail and…

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Do you need bar rail molding longer than 8’? We have it up to 16’ long!

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we offer our bar rail moldings that are longer than 8’ cut and bisquet-jointed for affordable shipping nationwide. All of our 10’, 12’ and 15’ bar rail moldings offered online are made from one full length of bar rail which we cut in half. We install bisquet joints so they can be re-assembled on the bar top, matching the grain back together. These are NOT two random pieces of bar rail. Cutting these longer bar rails in half allows us to provide you with one piece of bar rail made from the same piece of wood that…

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Reasons to buy your Bar rail Molding and Parts from Hardwoods Incorporated

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we make each and every bar rail molding and bar part in our own shop here in the USA. We never outsource and never cut corners or quality in an attempt to save money. Our large selection of quality bar rail moldings are always in stock and ready to ship. You won’t receive any excuses about back orders from a third party. We offer 7 different bar rail molding profiles in over a dozen different domestic and exotic hardwoods. Our products are affordable without sacrificing quality. We are the only company that makes and ships the true…

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Fitting Bar Rail Radius Corners & Straights

Although all of our bar rail molding both radius and straight are made to meet or exceed industry standards for fit and consistency, it may be necessary to scribe and adjust the placement of the seams to achieve optimum results. This is especially true where curved parts intersect with straight parts as the conditions on the job site can vary from those under which the curved and straight parts were made. Not to worry, you can make slight adjustments out or up of either the straight or curved part to make a near perfect transition then sand and feather in…

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Hi Paul,

The glass rack moldings stained up perfectly to match the armoire and were the perfect finishing touch.

David N. – Statham, Georgia

04/19/19

Paul-

Please post this anywhere you deem appropriate-

…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.