Premium Hardwood Bars are the Centerpiece of Man Caves
Did you know the term “man cave” was popularized in the 1992 book Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars? The theory is that when something troubles the Venusians, they'll group together with others from Venus and talk it out. When Martians feel perplexed, they go to their cave to be alone and think things through.
Male/female analysis aside, what a man cave really boils down to is a cool space for Dad that’s fabulous, functional and fits his style. “The man cave is all about taking advantage of square footage in the basement and turning it into livable space,” said Baird Brothers’ Steve Stack. “And the ultimate gathering spot for that space is the bar.” Customers can provide sketches, drawings, plans or layouts and Baird Brothers will work with them to come up with a list of project materials for their one-of-a-kind bar. In this Hardwood Advisor, Steve shares some customers’ gorgeous finished home basement bar projects.
Premium Hardwood Everywhere
Beautiful maple hardwood — used for the arch, door, bar front and cabinets — adds warmth to this stunning basement home bar, balancing out the striking stonework. The solid maple bar front features applied moulding with recessed panels. The classic theme is carried over to the custom wine cellar door, a complete pre-hung unit that includes the door, frame and etched glass panel. The hardwood was delivered unfinished, then assembled and finished with a dark stain on the job site.
A Classic Interior Design
The combination of gorgeous poplar and maple provides interest and a classic look to this basement bar. Raised panels, created with in-stock moulding, add dimensional detail to the poplar bar front. Handsome and functional, the handcrafted solid maple bar top is a topic of conversation. Completing the bar is a maple foot rail. The hardwood was finished on-site.