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Give Your Bar a Unique Twist with Live Edge Bar Tops

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we aim to find unique, interesting ways to help you create the bar of your dreams. Whether you’re planning the ultimate man cave or you’re getting ready to renovate your bar at the local watering hole, you want something that’s going to stand out. Our live edge bar top slabs give you the unique, rustic look you’re aiming for, backed by our commitment to exceptional customer service. Each of our natural edge bar top slabs is hand-chosen from the highest-quality wood we can find and planned by our team. We ship the bar top slab to you,…

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Introducing New Crown Molding from Hardwoods Incorporated!

Your finished custom bar project is beautiful, with high-quality bar rails and a sleek bar top. But there’s something missing: You want to find a way to finish the front of your bar, or the wall behind it, but aren’t really satisfied with the choices you see in stores. To help you get the exact custom bar you want – or just to give a room in your home a little extra finish – we’ve developed Hardwoods Incorporated exclusive crown molding! Available in three sizes and styles, our high-quality crown molding is created from the same hand-picked hardwoods as all…

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Hardwood Species for Your Custom Bar

You’ve got your custom bar’s location all scoped and measured out, and you’ve taken the time to carefully consider the design elements you want to include. The next major task you have to complete before you can move on to the building phase is to choose what species of wood you want your bar to be built from. There are multiple species of hardwoods that would make a great custom bar (We carry more than a dozen species at Hardwoods Incorporated!), but finding the right one for your project is important to getting the finished look you want. Here are…

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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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A Guide to Beer Types

Favorite beer types are as personal as favorite foods – Everyone has their own opinions and own reasons for choosing a certain style. Pale ales, pilsners, lagers… There are so many to choose from, and each has its own unique characteristics and flavors. But if you look at the draught menu at your favorite restaurant and your head spins trying to figure out which one won’t taste terrible to you, we can help. Check out this guide to beer types to help you select the type for you:   2 Basic Types of Beer To begin, there are two basic…

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Home bar top by Hardwoods Incorporated.

We recently completed a custom home bar bar top for a local client using solid poplar hardwood. The project involved several offsets and notches to fit around a column and on top of irregular shaped cabinets. Pictured is the layout, measurement and design stage of the bar top project. Next we have the rough cut out and glue up stage where we over size the bar top blank for cutting later. Here we show the bar top blank cut to the size and shape and installed over the plywood sub top. Notice that the sub top extends past the main bar…

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6 Great Reasons to Choose Hardwoods Incorporated for Your Next Project

When building your custom bar for your home or business, we know you’ve got a lot of choices. Size, style, materials, decor. … It can seem as if your options are never-ending before you even get started on your project. When you choose Hardwoods Incorporated, you get exceptional quality, a wide range of options to find the look you want, and our unparalleled commitment to customer support. Here are a few (of many!) reasons to choose Hardwoods, Incorporated for your next bar-building project: Bar Rails & Bar Parts Are All We Do Because we’re completely committed to providing our customers…

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Get Great Deals on Unique Products in Our Closeouts & Specials Section!

Looking for a great deal for yourself or that bar-building enthusiast in your life this holiday season? Check out our Closeouts & Specials page for the latest unique and discounted items from Hardwoods Incorporated! All these items are made in our shop right here in Maryland, but they have some natural inclusions that prevent us from listing them in regular inventory. You get the same great, high-quality product you’ve come to expect from Hardwoods Incorporated with a little extra character and at a lower price. Most items are available for free shipping, so take advantage of these great deals before…

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Chicago Bar Rail Molding Specials with Free Shipping.

Have you checked out the deals on our closeouts and specials page recently? At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve been busy changing and growing our product line and in the process have developed limited batches of select bar rail molding being offered at a discount with free shipping on most items. These bar rail moldings are in good condition and may contain small knots, mineral stain or other natural inclusions. Whether you are building a small home bar or large commercial bar you will likely find a deal on the bar rails you need with no compromises. To place and order or if you…

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7 Ways to Use Your Bar If You’re Not a Drinker

When you think of a home bar, your mind automatically imagines a section of the house lined with various liquors and beers. While that’s what many people use that space for, the home bar can also be so much more. Fortunately, there are countless ways to utilize a home bar that don’t include pouring a single drop of alcohol. Here are some of our favorite ways for non-drinkers to use a home bar: Unique TV Setup With a countertop for food and drinks and an entire back wall to stare at, home bars can also make for a perfect TV-watching…

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Absolutely fantastic stuff. It really set my basement bar off. I get compliments all the time.

Bar TopJoshua C. – Catawba SC

06/16/18

Shipped fast and was absolutely perfect.

Hi Paul,

Attached are some pictures of the bar I recently completed using your parts.

Tom Briede 2

Thanks for the help.

Tom B. – Stockholm NJ

12/16/17

The quality of every piece was flawless.