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 off your bar rail with a cropped corner? Pictured below is our BR475 Bar rail molding cut with a 45 degree insert as a softer alternative to the standard 90 degree mitered corner.

45 Degree Bar Rail Corner

The cropped corner is accomplished by first cutting 1-1/2″ to 2″ off the corner of the bar top on a 45 degree angle and then mitering the three bar rail molding pieces around the corner. If a larger cropped corner is desired you will need to cut more off the corner of bar top in step one.

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Purchased the 475 in maple. The material was excellent, no flaws, and very nice grain. Service and shipping were great. If you need some rails, this is the place.

Jonathan M. – Colorado Springs, Colorado

08/03/19

BR 475 Maple bar rail molding

Hi Paul,

It’s been a while since we spoke, I wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your product and service when I built my bar. I really appreciate your advice and response to my many questions. I am doing a new project and wanted to know if you could sell me the wood to build a table for my Boat…

Thanks again,

Derek W.

10/16/17

Dereks Bar

I really appreciate your advice and response to my many questions.