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What Is a Bar Rail, & How Do I Install One?

You’ve probably used a bar rail, but just didn’t realize it. For a beautiful custom bar, installing a bar rail is an important part of making sure your bar looks professional and finished. What Is a Bar Rail? A bar rail is the decorative hardwood edging that borders the bar top on the front of your bar. Your customers or guests can lean up against it, and installing a bar rail gives your bar a polished, finished look that can rival any professionally built bar. It is made with a curved, slightly sloping construction to provide comfort to guests and…

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Specializing in Building Bars For Over 40 Years.

For over 40 years we have been building commercial bars and assisting contractors, builders and home owners to do it yourself with our bar rail moldings, bar top and bar front parts made to exacting standards by us in our facility. We never sub contract our work or import parts of questionable quality. What we offer on our website is what you get, you order an 8′ section of bar rail you get 8′ in one piece not 2 pieces 4′. We even offer wood species and extra long lengths of bar rail molding you can’t buy anywhere else. Pictured…

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DIY Home Bars from Hardwoods Incorporated.

At Hardwoods Incorporated we’ve had the privileged of working some pretty talented home owners, contractors and do-it-yourselfers. Pictured below is a sampling of recently completed home bars submitted by customers using our bar building products. This L shaped home bar was completed by Jeff R. in Elgin IL using our BR475 bar rail moldings and matching radius corner. Here we have a beautiful front and back bar with an overhead canopy and lighting crafted by Bryan S. in Hudson FL trimmed with our BR475 Bar rail. Pictured is a nice little DIY home bar crafted by Luke B. in Rock…

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Traditional Wood Bar Arm Rest Molding In Stock For Prompt Shipment!

We have our BR475 Traditional wood bar arm rest molding in stock for immediate shipment in oak, poplar, maple, cherry and mahogany no waiting, no back orders and no excuses. We can even ship this molding up to 106″ long in one piece by UPS allowing you to build a bigger home bar. Need a longer length or matching radius corner? No problem we stock radius corners and bar rail moldings up to 16′ long. We can make these assurances because we manufacture everything we sell and rely on no one to make it for us. At Hardwoods Incorporated, we pride ourselves…

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Bar Building 101: Major Parts of a Typical Bar

You’ve decided to build your own home bar and have figured out where you’ll locate it and some basic measurements. Now, it’s time to begin sketching out the rough design for your bar, adding and subtracting features. Before you get started, you’ll need to know the basic parts of a typical bar: Front Bar The front bar is exactly what it sounds like – The front of the bar. This is the area where your guests will sit and sip their drinks. Of all the areas of your home bar, this is the one where design and guest comfort should…

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Build a bigger home bar with 9′ short bar rail molding!

Build a bigger home bar with our new 9′ short bar rail moldings. They ship as one piece, full length 106″ long by UPS with affordable shipping nationwide. With the addition of matching radius corners, it is now possible to make a U shaped bar top over 11′ long without a seam in the bar rail molding. If your home bar design is L shaped then add a matching radius corner to our 9′ short bar rail molding for a seamless bar top over 10′ long. The 9′ short bar rail moldings are offered in our 5 star top rated BR475 and BR550…

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Get a Beautiful Custom Look for Your Bar Top with Hardwoods Incorporated’s Bar Rail Radius Corners

Do you want the look of rounded corners on your home bar, but think they’ll be more difficult to install than a square corner? With our bar rail radius corners, it doesn’t have to be! Not only do curved corners provide a clean, polished look to your bar top, but they are more comfortable for guests and may be less expensive than purchasing two lengths of wood and creating a square corner. Our bar rail radius corners are easy-to-install and don’t require the use of extra pieces, such as shims or scrap wood to place between layers. They’re made to…

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Want To Build a Bar? Start Here!

So you’ve made the decision: You want to build your very own custom bar. Congratulations! But now that you’ve made the decision to build, what’s next? This practical guide will help you through the beginning stages of building a home or commercial bar on your own: Choose Your Space What sort of bar are you looking to build? Do you want an indoor bar, or an outdoor bar? Obviously, weather will be a major determining factor in answering this question. You’re less likely to spring for a fancy outdoor bar if your backyard is covered in snow for most of…

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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 gentle…

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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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Just finished the install today. Customer very pleased.

The native Iowa Walnut matched perfect with with your bar rail.

This is the second time I’ve used your product and will continue. Thank you very much for a quality product that helps me make a happy customer.

Luke Ulrich 3

Regards,

Luke Ulrich

Great Planes Millwork

Nevada, IA

12/19/18

Thank you very much for a quality product!

I really enjoyed the experience. Once I decided on the species and lengths the process was quick and satisfying.

My order arrived within a week and was in perfect condition. Your packaging was perfect and I was able to use the protective ends to setup my bar top base. The installation video were very helpful. After installing and finish it looks beautiful – everyone that has had a chance to see the bar is astonished how well it looks, your bar rail is Icing on the Cake.

Thank you for the excellent service.

Edward J. – Janesville, Wisconsin

10/28/2020

BR475 Walnut Chicago Bar Rail Molding.