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Using bar rails to take your bar top to the next level

Whether it’s the focal point of an open kitchen or the pride and joy of your man-cave, a home bar is a great way to make any space more conducive for get-togethers and parties.

 With that being said, your entertainment hotspot should be as unique as the people you’d like to have around it. Bar rails, including radius corners and end caps are great accents to make your home bar uniquely yours. Additionally, they have some key functionality benefits that you won’t want to overlook.

So what is a bar rail? It’s the elevated ledge that resides at the end of a bar top. They can be flat, but we prefer curved, both as a stylistic preference as well as for comfort, as a bar rail will often be used as an armrest. They can add character to an otherwise bland bar top and give it a more complete, distinguished look.

Furthermore - and this is key - they provide a crucial barrier between your bar top and your floor. Considering that any bar worth its weight in oak will be used as a place to gather during exciting events, be it a birthday party or the big game, the likelihood of spillage will certainly be high. Just maybe tell your buddies to set their drinks down before they throw up the touchdown signal.

The species of wood you choose for these accent pieces should obviously depend on what variety is being used for your bar top itself, and with 11 species to choose from (including Oak, Cherry, & Hickory), you really can’t go wrong.

Whether you’re building your bar from scratch or giving an existing surface a complete look, a Baird Brothers bar rail is an attractive, relatively easy component to add to your bar. 

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