How to finish the end of a bar top & bar rail

When building your own home bar whether it is free standing, a peninsula or an L shaped bar, at some point you will need to finish the end of your bar top and bar rail molding. Here are a few suggestions on how to do just that without using those unsightly end caps.

Here the bar top end was finished by laminating a piece of matching solid wood over the raw edge of the main and sub bar top prior to installing the bar rail.

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Here you can see where the bar top, glass rail, drip edge and bar rail molding come together. By installing one of our bar top wings you can create a smooth intersection for all of these bar top parts to meet resulting in a clean professional look.

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Here you can see a custom granite bar top where the end was finished by covering the sub top with inside edge trim and the BR475-3CM bar rail mitered back to itself creating a natural end to the molding and bar top.

Bar Top, Drip Edge, Bar Rail & More

At Hardwoods Incorporated we strive to bring answers to your bar building questions by anticipating potential challenges and offer common sense solutions that look good and are done correctly. We make and use our bar building products everyday, this all we do and we know them well. Please contact us 1-844-BAR-RAIL to learn more about how to build a bar.

Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.

                                                                                               

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I recently built a bar in a room I was finishing in my basement and had a need for high quality hardwood plywood for the bar top and bar rail molding to match. I drove from Delaware to Maryland in search of mahogany material that would make a statement in my “mancave”. I was greeted by Paul (a very hands-on owner) who explained and showed me several options. In short I found exactly what I was looking for. The service and knowledge provided by Paul was second to none and the price was fair. I definitely recommend Hardwoods Incorporated to the hobbyist or professional who’s looking for great products, excellent service and superior value.

Dick A.September 20, 2011Wilmington, Delaware

Paul,

Just wanted to let you know that I received the railing and have it installed with one coat of sealer. Looks great already and am looking forward to getting it completed. Thanks for all your help.

Thanks again,

Steve J. – Benton, Michigan

03/21/19

The railing looks fantastic!