Posts Tagged ‘hosting tips’

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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7 Basic Bartending Skills to Master to Rock Your Home Bar

Installing a home bar is the start of a lot of fun: Your house will be the go-to for neighborhood parties, dinners with friends, and to watch Sunday’s game. Are you ready to be the star bartender your friends expect? Do you have the skills to throw together an old fashioned, a margarita, or a manhattan? If you don’t think you’re there yet, don’t worry; the skills needed to make great cocktails are basic and easy to learn! Here’s a quick guide to help you begin learning to make these cocktails and impress your guests. Shaking Shaking is usually included…

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Hi Hardwoods Incorporated,

My wife and I built a bar in our basement, and we used your bar rail BR-475. The end result has been awesome! We were able to create a professional look and feel to our bar without paying someone a hefty fee to build it for us.

I even used some of the left over rail to build a workstation table for my home recording studio. The purchase process was easy, delivery was timely and the price was very reasonable. Here are a few photos of both the bar and the workstation table.

We would recommend your products and your company to any DIY weekend warriors out there. Let me know if you would like progress pictures as I have them as well.

Thank you!

Clyde Willis

Paul-

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…I would like to share a few words about my experience with Hardwoods Incorporated and in particular, Paul.  I’ve never built a bar before.  Very new to this.  Paul walked me every step of the way, took countless phone calls and gave me invaluable advice.

The best part of my experience was receiving the products I bought.  I custom ordered quarter sawn solid oak bar top kit and rail kit.  The quality of the product was impeccable. And talk about an easy process!! All of the bar boards were labeled with tape including numbered pieces and arrows to show me exactly where they went.

Lastly, the curved radius corners are end grain and will come darker.  It’s a natural consequence of end grain.  To help it match, I sanded it a little more, taped it off after installation, and applied a wood conditioner.   This conditioner helped it soak up less stain.  I then stained the straight rails with a few extra coats.  The finished product was fabulous.

Pictures coming soon!!!!

Grateful customer,

Brad Kent

Tarpon Springs, FL

03/29/18

The quality of the product was impeccable.