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Bar Molding Puts the Finishing Touch On Your Home Bar

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Bar MoldingPopular in the 1970’s, home bars are making a huge comeback, and are growing in popularity with many people. It is a great thing to have a home bar, because you can be much more social, hosting parties and getting together with friends and family, without having to go out and spend the extravagant prices bars and taverns want for liquor. You can serve your own drinks when you have a home bar, and see to it that anyone who has had too much too drink does not drive home. You can even have two bars, one for alcoholic drinks and one for non-alcoholic, so any underage persons in your household can also have fun and enjoy parties at the “bar”.

Now, if you are going to build a home bar, you need to make sure that it looks like a real bar. This means that you need to complete the job by finishing the bar with bar molding, which will not only create a finished look, but will also give your bar a look of authenticity. If you have ever been to a bar, you have probably noticed that when you go up to have a drink, there is a rail along the bar to lean against. This is what is known as bar molding. (more…)

The Beauty of Mahogany Plywood

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Mahogany PlywoodWhen discussing mahogany plywood, it is a good idea to know a little bit about what both are. First, you should know a little about mahogany. One of the appeals of this type of wood is that it gets its dark, rich color with age. Though this wood starts of darker than many other woods, products made from this reddish brown wood become more defined with age. African mahogany ranges from light to dark in color.

Generally, it is close grained and straight grained though the detailing may vary from curly to wavy, as well. Another reason it is a popular choice for making products with is its resistance to termites and decay. It is also described as having a fine to course, uniform texture. It is also usually middle of the road when it comes to weight, strength and hardness. This makes it a great, stable wood to work with, too. For making furniture, mahogany does well with being worked. That includes cutting, sanding, shaping and gluing, which are also reasons mahogany plywood does so well. It also finishes well, even if some minor fill work is required to do so. (more…)

What Does Bar Wood Actually Say?

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Bar WoodWhen you are building a bar in your home, you choose the design and the materials with a certain finished look in mind. For most people, a bar is not just some hidden corner that is just there to take up space. Building a home bar is usually a choice made by those who are interested in entertaining friends, business associates and others. And, that bar can be the difference between a good house and a great one when it comes to selling it, even in a tough real estate market. But, of all of the things that you can add or leave out in your bar’s design, the bar wood that you choose might be among the top five most important.

When people walk up to your bar, the very first thing they are going to notice, unless you have a neon naked girl lamp behind there, is the wood that was used to build the bar. It will invite them to come and sit down or it will just lay there, lifeless and not really adding any personality to the area. The wood that you use for that part of the bar can either make or break your design. (more…)

African Mahogany Lumber: Is It a Good Choice for Your Home Bar?

Monday, June 6th, 2011

African Mahogany LumberThere are dozens of types of wood that can be used for your home bar, but being a visionary, you want something with a little more personality, something a little more unique. Depending on your budget and design needs, there are some very interesting woods that you might consider. Among these, African mahogany lumber is a choice that is often made for more upscale tastes and decorating schemes.

There are a number of characteristics that should be considered when deciding if this is the right type of wood for you. In some cases, African mahogany lumber can be the most expensive lumber choice you can make. In others, it is not real mahogany that you are getting, so before you even choose the type of wood, make sure that you choose the right wood source.

Make sure that the type of wood that you are ordering is actually what is being cut and shipped to you so that you are not paying mahogany prices for pine lumber. You should also be aware that some lumber yards do not designate a difference between actual mahogany and other wood that is mahogany colored. There is actually a very large difference, making this vital information to have. (more…)

Wood for the Home Bar Design

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Home Bar DesignWhen creating a home bar design, it is important to take into account the best choices for home bar wood selection. What the living room is for the home as a family meeting place, the home bar is for the house as a meeting place for the adults to come together. Having a home bar can be about a look, an appeal or a functional space to recreate the ambiance of a pub without the crowds or worrying about having a drink and being on the road. Just like a bar one might frequent, there are many different options for the look and feel when designing a home bar, including the wood options.

Wood Selection for Home Bar Design

The first obvious thing to take into consideration is that the wood should be quality, high standard wood for a durable and long lasting addition to the home. The other decision that can affect the type of wood chosen for a home bar is whether the bar will be indoors or outdoors. Either way, it is a good idea to know a little bit about the types of wood available for creating a home pub.

Mahogany – A popular choice with builders as it is easy to work with, has a great grain design once sanded down and is easy and attractive to use as a scrolling (intricate design work for decorative pieces) wood. For a home bar design, mahogany is often used because of its glossy shine once stained and polished. The downside to using mahogany for the in-house pub is that it can end up being pricey and more difficult to acquire, so it can just depend on the size of the construction. (more…)

Mahogany Wood and African Mahogany – Appearance and Ability

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Mahogany Wood African MahoganyMahogany is a well-known name in the world of woodworking for furniture, flooring, cabinetry and other wood building design, construction and projects. Builders and woodworking enthusiasts enjoy using mahogany because of its attractive grain design, especially once sanded down. The intricate art of scrolling design work, pairs well with mahogany as the wood does not bend, break or tear easily during the process. The finished look of mahogany, once sanded, stained and polished is a stunning glossy look.

Generally, mahogany wood is known as a hard, rich and warm reddish-brown wood. When used for woodworking projects, such as furniture building, mahogany is regarded as a sturdy, durable material that creates high-quality, long-lasting pieces. Not only that, but mahogany wood is considered easy to work with during construction with hand or power tools, making it a versatile material for different types of projects. (more…)

Why Use Mahogany Veneer?

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

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Veneer, by definition, is a thin layer of quality wood applied to, or used to cover, another type of wood. This is a common use, or is often referred to, for plywood or a protective layer for fine furniture or cabinetry. Usually, a wood known for its beauty and fine grain detail, such as mahogany, is used.

A Bit About Mahogany Wood

Mahogany is a popular choice in the world of woodworking for furniture, cabinetry and other wood building design and construction. Once sanded, stained and polished, mahogany’s natural grain is exposed. The beauty of the grain is part of what makes mahogany such a sought after selection for both use as lumber and mahogany veneer. Aside from veneers, mahogany is also a favorite material for scrolling because this durable wood is known for its resistance to breaking, bending or tearing during the process.

Mahogany wood is known as a hard, rich and warm reddish-brown wood and makes an excellent choice for mahogany veneers. As a material for woodworking projects, such as cabinet making, mahogany is regarded as a sturdy, durable material that creates high-quality, long-lasting finished products.

Mahogany can come in at a more elevated cost than some other durable woods which is why some people opt for mahogany veneer. With a mahogany veneer, one still gets the look of mahogany at a more cost efficient rate. True mahogany is still one of the most “in demand” woods, regardless of its higher price tag. (more…)

Things You Can Do With Oak Bar Rail

Friday, April 29th, 2011

When most people think of bar rail, they simply think of bars, and how the rail is used to decorate them. Did you know that there are actually many other uses for oak bar rail? If you really want to get creative and add a touch of elegance to any room, you can find ways to use oak bar rail. Of course, if you have a bar, you can use it for that as well, but you don’t have to limit your use of oak bar rail to just a home bar. Here are some other ways that you can enhance the look of any room by using it:

• Create an amazing looking entertainment center: Many people these days are opting to build their own entertainment centers, or at least have them built for them. You can create many different types of entertainment centers, from plain to fancy, and you can finish them off nicely when you use oak bar rail for trim. You can have it along the edges of various shelves of the entertainment center, or running around the outside edges to create a really beautiful finished look.

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Installing Bar Moldings

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Bar MoldingsIf you have decided that you are going to build a bar in your home so you can save money by not going out every weekend, you are making a great choice. Home bars were extremely popular in the 1970s, then the popularity seemed to dwindle after a while. With the high cost of going out these days, home bars are once again becoming extremely popular, and many people are adding home bars to their rec rooms or other parts of their homes.

It is one thing to build a home bar, but it is another to have a home bar that looks like any bar at any night club. To achieve this you need to use the right building materials, including bar moldings, which is not only going to complete the look of the bar, but will also provide a comfortable arm rest for you and your guests. Adding bar rail is actually quite easy, and this simple step will give you that finishing touch you need. Here are some tips that will make installing bar molding a fairly simple job for anyone:

• Find the right molding – The first step to installing bar molding is to find the right molding. (more…)

Your Questions about Wood Bar Molding Answered

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Wood Bar MoldingIf you have ever thought about having your own bar in your home, you are not alone. This is something that is once again growing in popularity, probably due to the high cost of going out for a good time. It is much less expensive to entertain at home, and if you are going to entertain at home, then you need to do it right. Having a gorgeous bar will be the thing to set off any home bar area nicely. Now, what you need to finish off the bar nicely is some beautiful wood bar molding. While you’re at it, why not use the molding to decorate other parts of your home as well? You would be surprised at just how many uses there are for wood bar molding.

What Is Wood Bar Molding?

Have you ever been to a night club and leaned up against the bar, and found that it was actually quite comfortable to lean against? This is because the bar has been finished with wood bar molding. This molding provides a rounded edge around the bar, and makes it look incredibly attractive at the same time. There are many different types of wood used to create wood bar molding, with the most popular being red or white oak, poplar, cherry, mahogany and white maple. All of these woods will add an elegant touch to any bar, whether it is in a nightclub or in your own home. Imagine the compliments you will receive from your friends and family when you invite them over for a get-together around your beautiful new bar.
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