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Hardwoods Incorporated One Stop Bar Building Shop.

Choosing the right bar rail molding for your bar is as important as the bar top itself. By any name; bar top rail, wood bar armrest molding, or Chicago style bar rail, it is the first thing you notice on any bar top and is the only part of the bar you really come in contact with. Whether building a small home bar out of walnut or a large commercial bar from hickory it is essential to have a bar rail molding that matches the size, scale and wood of your bar design. Consider building a bar from a figured…

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Custom orders of Chicago Bar Rail Molding.

We really enjoy making customized versions of our bar rail moldings and parts. We especially like making curved parts in wood species that can be a challenge to work with such as quartersawn oak and natural hickory. Pictured below are two such jobs we made recently for clients needing curved and matching straight rails for home bars under construction in Arizona and New York. BR475 Bar Rail Molding Natural Hickory BR475-S Bar Rail Corners Quartersawn Red Oak Nothing says custom more than the addition of curved moldings made from figured or unusual hardwoods. For more information on customizing your home…

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Hardwoods Incorporated One Stop Bar Building Shop

Whether you’re building a home or commercial bar, pool bar or bar shed it is always a good idea to start with the proper Bar building resources. Standard bar dimensions and specifications are good to know as you begin to layout and design your bar. How to assemble and install the bar top and which bar rail molding to choose? What is the best wood choice for your bar and how to stain and finish the bar top? What about curved bar rail corners and how easy are they to install? How about the bar front details and foot rail?…

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Bar front parts for Home Bars.

At Hardwoods Incorporated we make and stock a large selection of bar front parts to make and finish the front of your commercial or home bar. We have bar front fluted columns and corners, bar front trim kits and panel moldings in oak, maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany and more. All of our bar front parts are designed to work together and install easily over your existing bar wall. Combine our bar front trim kits, fluted columns, and panel moldings to finish your bar creating various looks from traditional to craftsman style. Offered in all our standard wood species including poplar for…

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Natural edge slab bar tops

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Natural edge bar tops are usually made from one solid piece of kiln dried wood with the natural edges of the log exposed on one or both sides of the bar top. In our shop, the slabs are planed, straight lined on one edge if needed and then sanded to final thickness. When several slabs are required to make a large bar top, wood slabs cut in a sequence are preferred and used when available. Because seasoned wood slabs usually have some of the bark still attached we take the time to carefully remove all the loose bark prior to…

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Bar Foot Rail Kits

Our quality bar foot rail kits are made in the USA from sturdy American ash hardwood and will add the perfect finishing touch to your home bar. The solid ash brackets and foot rail moldings are designed to attach to any bar front and work especially well when used with our bar front trim kits and bar front fluted columns. We offer our wooden bar foot rail kits in 6′ and 8′ lengths with custom configurations available. Contact us for details. The FR6 foot rail kit includes three (3) brackets and 6′ of foot rail molding. The FR8 foot rail…

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Foot Rail Installation Options

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Foot Rail Installation Options For finished existing bars: Pre-drill the foot rail brackets and attach them to the bar front using trim screws and wood glue as shown. Be sure to keep the bracket plumb and tight to the floor. Buy a Bar Foot Rail Kit For bars under construction using our bar front trim kits: Pre-drill the foot rail bracket and base board, attach the bracket to the 6″ tall base board molding with wood screws and glue from the back as shown. Be sure to keep the bracket plumb and flush with the bottom of the base board…

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Custom bar top kits and bar rail moldings for home and commercial bars.

We recently had the privilege to worked with a client in Bushnell Illinois building a large commercial bar in an 1870’s building being renovated into a bar and restaurant. The project required custom bar top kits, Curved and straight Chicago bar rail moldings and bar top trim all made from quartersawn sapele mahogany. Working closely with the client we carefully selected the sapele mahogany lumber for color and grain and proceeded to machine all of the parts required in our western Maryland millwork facility. Once completed the entire project was carefully inspected, packaged and shipped by freight to our client…

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Bar Rail Molding for 3CM granite or any thick bar top material.

At Hardwoods Incorporated, we make and stock our BR475-3CM Bar Rail Moldings in a variety of domestic and exotic hardwoods suitable for use on standard granite thicknesses of 3CM. This bar rail can be used on any bar top material natural or man-made that is 1-3/16” thick or more. The BR475-3CM Bar Rail Molding measures 1-3/4” thick by 4-5/8” wide, giving it a strong, robust appearance. For customers liking this look, you can install the 3CM molding on your bar top of any thickness by making simple alterations to accommodate the 3CM notch as shown. We offer our BR475-3CM bar…

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Do you know about the new addition to our Bar Rail Molding Line?

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Introducing our BR450 Chicago bar rail molding! We’re making and stocking our new BR450 Bar rail molding in premium red oak and poplar hardwoods for quick shipment nationwide. This simple notched design is very versatile and allows for installation on a variety of bar top thicknesses and configurations. Our BR450 wood arm rest moldings are great for home bars, commercial bars and drink rails along a wall for extra guests.When using our solid hardwood bar top kits on a plywood sub base the BR450 makes for a perfect fit. With the installation of our matching drip edge molding underneath the bar rail and…

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I’m extremely impressed with the quality of your material, workmanship and shipping care. At the time of purchase I thought you were pricey. Now I think every penny was well spent. Thank you all.

Bob BaroneNovember 14, 2014Andreas, Pennsylvania

This was my first time building a bar and I knew this product would help give me that professional and clean look. The bar rail came well packaged and free of issues. The price was well worth it and the product was better quality than that of a big box store. This rail gives a functional elegance to the bar. It’s is extremely comfortable to rest on and enjoy those cold beverages! Thank you Hardwoods Incorporated for providing such a great product!

Elliot W.

12/24/2021

BR475 Red Oak Bar Rail Molding Closeout Special.