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Introducing the Newest Way to Personalize Your Bar: Bar Front Trim Planks

New from Hardwoods Inc. is a different way to customize your home or commercial bar: Bar front trim planks. These planks can be installed vertically or horizontally on your bar front to give your project a Craftsman-like look and elegance. Add depth to your bar front in any length or configuration you want. Install our bar front trim planks on their own, or with our bar front fluted columns for some extra flair. These simple trim planks even can be cut to different widths to vary the look. You’re only limited by your imagination! These ¾” thick, 6” wide, 8’…

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Custom Made Bar Tops by Hardwoods Inc

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we make custom bar tops and bar top kits for both home and commercial bars. Whether you are looking for a traditional wood bar top with bar rail molding or a natural edge slab bar top, we can help – all we need is a rough sketch with dimensions and your input. We provide an itemized list of materials, labor, shipping costs, and time frame for your project so you can decide to either DIY the bar top or have us make it for you. Either way, we make the process simple by providing all you need…

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Stocking Your Home Bar for Entertaining

Having a home bar is a huge perk in and of itself. By adding this space to your home, you’ve created an instant conversation starter, hangout spot, and party center all in one! Or, you’ve at least created the beginnings of one. After all, what’s the use of a home bar if it isn’t well-stocked? Now that you have the bar, the stools, and the cabinets, it’s time to prepare to put them to use! Here are some things you need to stock your home bar for entertaining any and all future guests:   An Assortment of Glasses When it…

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Bar front Panel Moldings by Hardwoods Incorporated

Coming soon to the Hardwoods Incorporated bar front parts store; Bar front panel moldings in poplar, oak, cherry, maple, mahogany and walnut ready for prompt shipment nationwide. We also provide custom milling of our bar front panel moldings in a variety of other wood species upon request.This side profile shows the notch which is 1/4″ x 3/4″ designed to cover our bar front trim planks and standard plywood thicknesses available in 8′ lengths.When you combine bar front panel moldings with our fluted columns and bar front trim kits you can create a nice deep recessed panel bar front that is perfect…

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3 Things to Consider When Planning Your Basement Bar

You’re ready to get started building that home bar you’ve always dreamed of, and have decided your basement is the perfect location. Basement bars are great – We’ve seen tons of amazing basement bar spaces! Before you get started, you have lots of planning to do to make your home bar the talk of the neighborhood. Here are 3 major things to consider when planning your basement bar: Location Matters Chances are you’ve already got that ideal spot in your basement picked out. But will that spot be an ideal location for everything you need to build your bar? Here…

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5 Cocktails to Master for At-Home Bartending

Now that you’ve mastered 7 basic bartending skills and can impress your friends, you need to build a mental library of basic cocktails you can whip up at a moment’s notice! Sure, being able to mix up a complicated drink is sure to delight your guests, and plain beer has its place, but there’s nothing quite like mastering a tried-and-true crowd-pleasing cocktail to level up your parties. Get good at making these 5 cocktails, and your friends are sure to want to stop by anytime for a drink:   Martini What good is a party without someone making a James…

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5 Important DIY Bar-Building Tips

You’ve taken the plunge and decided you’re all-in on building your own at-home bar. That’s great! Maybe this is your first project, or you’re a seasoned DIY-er. Either way, you’re a little hesitant about busting out your saw and nail gun, because you want your home bar to be perfect. Relax! Our experienced bar-building pros can get you started with 5 important tips to help you build your own home bar: Take Your Time to Plan We know you’re excited, but if you rush head-first into this project without taking the proper time and care to plan, you may not…

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Things You Need to Build a Bar (Besides Hardwoods Inc.’s Bar Rails!)

Building your first bar can seem like a daunting task. You’ve got all the planning, measuring, cutting, and installing, and you don’t want to forget anything! We’ve gathered a list of the things you’ll need to build a bar – besides our high-quality hardwood bar rails! Bar Parts To build a bar, you’re going to need some basic bar parts:               Bar Top: You’ll need a top for your bar, where guests can rest their drinks. This can either be tongue and groove, like one of our quick ship hardwood bar top kits, or…

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5 Unique Wedding Gifts for the Bar-Enthusiast Couple

It’s wedding season, and you’re not quite sure what to get your favorite couple for their impending nuptials. You could go traditional and get a toaster off their registry (Boring!) or give them cash for their honeymoon (That feels so impersonal!), but you want something different. How about helping that great new husband and wife stock their home bar for years of entertaining? And who knows: If you give them a gift they love, they may just invite you over for drinks! Here are 5 gift ideas for the bar-enthusiast couple in your life: Engraved Wine Glasses & a Tasty…

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4 Steps to Creating the Perfect “Man Cave”

Sports? Video games? Movies? Music? No matter the passion, every man (and woman!) needs a space at home to serve as an escape and entertainment spot for friends with their interests. But how do you build the perfect man cave? There’s no exact formula, but there are plenty of tips and tricks to create a perfect man cave for your needs! The great thing about a man cave is that, while it’s main purpose is to foster escapism or be a gathering place for friends (sometimes both), it can also add value to your property and make it more attractive…

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Great product. Looks just like the web site. Very happy the way it looks!

John S. – Warsaw, Ohio

06/16/19

BR450 Traditional Red Oak Bar Rail Molding.

Some status photos on my project as of this weekend. The top is next. Very happy with wood and quality. The Sapele simply looks awesome. Thanks for the help.

Julio VarelaApril 6, 2015