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You’ve Served Us – Let Us Serve You!

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we’re incredibly thankful for the sacrifices made by all members of the military. We know that we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have today if it weren’t for all the brave men and women who have stepped up and served their country in both war and peacetime. In an effort to give back even a little of what you have given all of us with your service, Hardwoods Incorporated offers discounts on our high-quality hardwood bar rails, bar top kits, and other products for all retired and active-duty members of the military. Just visit our website and…

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3 Ways You Can Use Hardwoods Incorporated Crown Molding

For more than 40 years, we at Hardwoods Incorporated have worked hard to bring you exceptional bar rails, bar top kits, and other parts to help you build your dream bar. And in 2019, we introduced a new product to give you even more choices: Hardwood crown molding. We wanted to make sure that you, our customers, had the same high-quality hardwood products to use when trimming out your custom bars and other areas of your home.  If you’ve got your eye on our hardwood crown molding but don’t know how to use it, here are 3 ways to get…

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4 Ways to Make Your Bar More Personal

Building your own home bar is one of the ultimate ways to personalize your home. You get to decide exactly where you want it located, how you want things to look, and what materials you use. But sometimes, finding a way to make your home bar more personal – without losing the design – can be a challenge. If you’re looking for ways to personalize your home bar, here are 4 ideas: Choose a Theme Theming your bar is a great way to bring something that’s important to you into a space you want to spend time in. Your theme…

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BR475 Curly Birch Bar Rail Molding

Just Finished: BR475 Curly Birch Bar rail molding custom made for a client in LaPorte Indiana. At Hardwoods Incorporated we make eight different bar rail moldings with matching radius corners as well as custom profiles in a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods. Contact us for your next home or commercial bar project. Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.

3 Benefits of Choosing a Live Edge Bar Top

When building your custom bar, you have a lot of choices in the types of materials, the design, and the finishing touches. Each choice you make will work toward creating your own unique design and feel, giving you the bar you want. One major choice that must be made is what type and style of bar top you decide to install. Do you go with a traditional, smooth top, or opt for a unique live edge bar top? This decision is going to greatly impact the overall look and feel of your finished bar, as it’s the part that your…

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4 Ways to Use Lighting to Create a Sophisticated Bar

When crafting your custom bar, you’ve thought of all the little details. From the pictures on the wall to the exact color of the furniture you’re using, you’ve planned it all. One detail you don’t want to overlook – and that can make a huge impact to the overall look and feel of your bar – is the lighting. Here are 4 ways to use lighting to create that sophisticated feel you’re looking for in your bar without shelling out big bucks: Go for Backlighting Backlighting in cabinets and behind shelves is a great way to add accent lighting to…

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Customer Project Spotlight: Bridget H.

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we love seeing the creative and beautiful ways our customers use our products. Recently, we received completed project pictures from first-time builder Bridget H. in Concord, North Carolina. She wanted a home bar that was fit for home concerts to share her love of music with her friends, as well as a relaxing evening enjoying a glass of wine. The bar also had to fit the space chosen for it, an 8 ½-foot-long space in her basement. “I looked at hundreds of photos on Google, Hardwoods Incorporated, and Pinterest. Hundreds. But there was one picture that kept…

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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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I finally finished the bar. The wood was perfect and we are very pleased with the results. We are really glad we went with wood vs granite for the bar top. Your tips on joining the boards and cutting the miter joint were very helpful. I did a few test runs and it turned out well. I ended up staining it with an oil based stain (mixed mahogany and walnut) and then finished it with multiple coats of waterlox. I still have a few details to finish (foot rail, etc) but I’ve attached a few photos of the finished bar top as promised. Thanks for your help!

Dave FulhamDecember 30, 2014

Thanks again ,Your packaging and materials were A- plus and brought my week end skills to a new level. It was great doing business with a company that totally gets quality at its best.

George D 2

You have not heard the last of this humble craftsman …………Thank You………..

George D. – Seekonk, MA

04/16/18

It was great doing business with a company that totally gets quality at its best.