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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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Tongue and Groove Bar Top Slabs

We’ve been busy in the shop making bar top kits and bar rail moldings for all of our customers. Pictured below is over 140 linear feet of tongue and groove main bar top kits made from poplar for a large commercial bar project in Philadelphia Pa.Main bar top kits are ready to assemble and install easily over your plywood subtop 1 piece at a time with screws from underneath, gluing only the top edge of the joints. A bar clamp may be used to close any open seams while attaching the planks. Clean any excess glue with a damp cloth,…

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DIY Home Bars

Our customers are building fine looking home bars and occasionally they send us pictures of their work. We want to share with you several recently completed bars crafted by do-it-yourself’ers throughout the USA. In this picture we see a nice little home bar made from American Walnut trimmed with baseboard molding, cap molding, fluted columns and a brass foot rail.The bar top features a granite tile top trimmed with a walnut Chicago style bar rail molding. Perfect for 4 bar stools and one on the end. Get this look: Bar front fluted column & BR 475 bar rail Here we have…

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Traditional wood bar arm rest molding with cropped corners.

When building a home or commercial bar of any size or shape at some point in the process you will need to decide how to deal with the corner or corners of the bar rail molding. The standard option for navigating turns in bar rail molding is the simple 90 degree mitered corner. Although this option may be a fast and easy way to make the corner it can result in a somewhat sharp edge at the very tip of the miter that can be a little tough on your guests. There is another option.  How about taking the edge…

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Our 10 Favorite Home Bars on Houzz

Houzz is one of the best places on the internet to get home project and design ideas. You can search by a whole host of options, including color, material type, style, and budget. For anyone looking for some home bar design inspiration, here are 10 of our favorites found on Houzz: Minnetrista Basement Photo by Knight Construction Design Inc. – Discover basement design ideas We love the gorgeous, dark wood used on this bar, which the designer says is knotty alder. The deep, rich finish of the bar contrasts with the light-colored carpeting and quartzite flooring to make this bar…

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Walnut Bar Rail Molding.

We had a busy morning today making walnut bar rail molding and matching radius corners for several holiday home bars. Pictured below are straight and curved sections of our BR475 Bar rails run from premium American Black Walnut sourced from a small sawmill in the Midwest. To learn more about leaning on our bar rails contact us @ 1-844-BAR-RAIL Thank you for considering Hardwoods Incorporated.      

Large Chicago Style Bar Rail Molding.

If you are building a commercial bar or sizable home bar you should know about our BR650 Chicago Style Bar Rail molding. It measures a full 6-1/2″ wide by 1-3/8″ thick and is available in lengths up to 16′ long. We make and stock the BR650 in oak, poplar, maple, cherry, walnut and mahogany, with other figured and exotic hardwoods available by request. This is our biggest bar rail molding widely used for large commercial bar tops in restaurants, pubs, night clubs and even large home bars. To learn more about resting your arms on this bar rail molding visit…

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How to build a bar top.

When making a home or commercial bar top we always recommend using ¾” thick solid hardwood for the main bar top as it is more durable and longer lasting than a plywood top and can even be refinished. At Hardwoods Incorporated we make and sell solid hardwood bar top kits in a variety of wood species. Standard sizes available are ¾” thick x 16” or 21” wide x 6’, 8’ and 10’ lengths with custom configurations available by request. Bar top kits are designed to be installed over a quality plywood sub top and offset to accept the wood bar…

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Build a holiday home bar.

Build a holiday home bar with the help of Hardwoods Incorporated your One Stop Bar Building Shop. We have in stock and ready for quick shipment; Bar rail moldings, radius corners and all the bar front parts needed to build the perfect home bar. Whether you need bar rail molding 2′ to 16′ long or matching radius corners 6″ or 12″ we have it in stock in oak, poplar, maple, cherry, mahogany, walnut and more. No back orders and no delays because we make everything right here in the USA in our own facility in Western Maryland. We also make to order…

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I couldn’t be happier with my experience ! I placed my order on a Tuesday and received it on Saturday ! The quality and craftsmanship is perfect , Ty very much it made the install very smooth.

Darrin W. – Bristol Connecticut

11/12/2020

BR475 Red Oak Bar Rail Molding

I built the bar for a customer.
475 Rail worked great!

Adam D.