How Do I Build A Bar With A High Quality Bar Rail?

April 25th, 2013

bar railWhen you are looking to build a bar rail that really makes a difference in your bar, there are many factors to consider such as which woods or metal to use. The decision is basically up to you on how to make the rail look its best. You can make your bar have the look of your favorite pub or give it that traditional home look, but using the right bar rail can be the only difference that it makes between a good bar and an amateur one.


When deciding what type of bar rail to build, you must take into consideration what type of wood that you will want to use. There are many different styles and varieties to choose from. Wooden rails can make all the difference in your bar. They are also more durable than other rails and are easy to keep clean.

Here are some of the different types of wood that you can use: Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do You Need a Bar Rail?

March 28th, 2013

Setting up a home bar is more than just slapping a piece of wood on a few barrels and putting a few beers on top of it. Many people install real bars in their homes, often with all of the bells and whistles to go with them. From neon signs to the wide assortment of liquors and other potables, there are plenty of things that you can add to your bar to make it even better. One thing that you may not come up with off the top of your head is the bar rail. Sure, you may not even know what that is or why you need it, but that is about to change.Bar Rail

A bar rail is a decorative piece that is placed along the edge of the bar and is meant to give it a finished appearance. Technically you don’t “need” a bar rail, but then again who really “needs” a home bar in the first place? If you are going to have one, it might as well be done the right way. Read the rest of this entry »

Staining and Finishing Your Bar Top and Bar Rail

March 20th, 2013

If you are planning on building a home bar, you can get all of the wood bar rail at Rino’s Woodworking Shop, Inc. Whether you are simply looking for bar rail or you need all of the materials to build your home bar, Rino’s has what you need. If you are unsure of what you need, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help you choose just the right wood products for your project. All you have to do is build your home bar and, of course, stain it to the desired shade for beauty and protection.Bar-Rail

How to Stain Your Bar

Once you have gotten your home bar built, you can’t really start to use it until you have put the finishing touches on it, including staining the bar top and bar rail. Staining isn’t just done to make the bar look pretty. It will also help to protect the wood from stains and other damage. It doesn’t take long to do this last little bit of work, and it will keep you from having to replace your bar due to water damage. Here are the steps you need to take to get the job done right: Read the rest of this entry »

How to Install Bar Rail

February 28th, 2013

bar railIf you are thinking about having a home bar installed, there are a lot of things to consider, including the type of bar rail you plan to use to finish the look of your home bar. You should look into doing it yourself rather than calling in a contractor, as this is actually a fairly easy job to do, and you can save yourself a lot of money by doing it yourself. When it comes to getting the best supplies for your bar, including decorative and functional bar rail, Rino’s is the place to go. They have bar rail in a variety of woods, and it can be cut to specified lengths depending on what your needs are.

Choose Your Style

The first thing you need to do is decide how you want your bar to look. There are many different styles of bars, and a variety of bar rail styles you can use to create the ultimate home bar. Not only do you have to choose the right style, you also need to choose the wood that is going to best suit your design and color scheme. Rino’s Woodworking offers a number of options for types of wood, including:   Read the rest of this entry »

Ideas for Attaching Bar Rail to Granite Bar Top

February 25th, 2013

One of the most elegant and genuine looks for a bar is attaching the bar rail to a granite bar top. Of course, this also happens to be one of the more delicate and involved projects, which is why many people opt not to do it. That or they simply hire professionals to get the job done.

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For some people, though, only the best will do. This may also mean getting the bar rail job done yourself as opposed to hiring someone else to get the job done. If you are one of these types of people, then these could be the tips that help you get the job done correctly.

  • If the stone is of the right thickness (3 cm and 1-11/4” stone), then you should be able to drill the holes using a hammer drill. Although some other DIY experts feel that a regular drill and a mini diamond core drill bit will do just the trick, just be sure to also use water. Read the rest of this entry »

Compound Miter Settings for Bar Rail

February 5th, 2013

One of the trickiest parts of building your bar is getting everything cut and fitted as it needs to be, especially the bar rail. It may not be the ideal first time DIY project for woodworking, but it can be done even by patient first-timers. It really is important to read tips and instructions completely and then reread them again. Here are some tips on how to properly cut bar rail.

There are plenty of articles and resources out there to help make sense of this type of project. This also means there is no excuse to not get the fitting for your bar rail the way it needs to be. Use this along with other sources, and you should have no real trouble making your bar exactly how you want it.

For this type of project you will need a decent saw plus some other tools including a square, a slide ruler and similar tools. Also some basic math skills may be required.  Read the rest of this entry »

How to Properly Cut a Bar Rail

January 30th, 2013

bar-railSo you’re in the midst of creating your bar and need to know how to cut a bar rail. As with any woodworking job, it is important to know what you are doing and what you are getting yourself into before taking on the job. The old saying “measure twice and cut once” has never been more true than when working with a project such as cutting a bar rail.

Getting the right cut depends on the style you are working with. Some bar rails come with the cuts you need and then you need to simply fit them into place securely. Anything that requires cutting the bar rail has basically been compared to cutting crown molding but upside down.

So, here are some things to keep in mind in order to get the cut you want for the rail for your bar:

  • The miter cut should be done with the rail at the angle it will be staying at once secured into place for good on the bar top. In other words, having it flat on the saw table will not give you the results you need.  Read the rest of this entry »

Attaching the Bar Rail to the Bar Top – the Right Way

January 21st, 2013

Attaching a bar rail to the bar top doesn’t have to be a confusing and difficult task. The trick is to make sure you are prepared to do it and do it the correct way. If you have any experience with similar wood projects, this could easily be a good DIY project. Either way using some instruction and taking some pointers to heart will help make sure your project has the end result you were hoping to achieve.

To carry out this project for attaching the bar rail and the end cap, there are some basic supplies you will need such as:

  • Wood glue
  • Sand paper
  • Brad nailer
  • Drop cloth and rags – just to be safe
  • Plus of course the bar rail and end cap

The main goal, obviously, is to attach the end cap to the rail so that everything is flush and smooth and looks as though it came as one piece originally. The look for the rail on the bar top varies on the style you get or look you want. Some bars are designed to have everything flush and others allow for some “lip” overhang on the sides.

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Here are some pointers to consider:

  • When you look at your bar rail from the side, you will probably see an upper groove and a lower one. The main goal is to butt the top groove against the top and the other groove should fit neatly into place with the lower groove.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mahogany Lumber Prices

March 20th, 2012

mahogany lumber pricesIf you are considering making any renovations or additions to your home choosing the right wood is imperative. One type of wood that offers a wide variety of benefits is mahogany. This type of wood is member of the exotic wood family, however, mahogany lumber prices are often times the most reasonable. Along with being cost effective you also receive numerous other benefits that a lesser quality wood might not offer.

Mahogany is a type of wood that is held in the highest regards by those who are looking to balance both price and quality. Mahogany is great choice because it can be used in a wide variety of applications. Such applications might include bar rail, custom moldings/finishes or even for use as a general-purpose wood – i.e. counter-tops and furniture. Woodworkers and contractors enjoy this feature specifically because mahogany lumber prices are reasonable for multipurpose uses. Regardless of the application you can still obtain that high-end finish look without breaking your budget. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Bar Ideas: Suit Your Tastes

November 15th, 2011

home bar ideasThere aren’t many simple home upgrades that leave a lasting impression like installing a custom home bar. A home bar is a simple way to add value to your home and only one of a few home improvements that see a consistent return on investment. If you are considering home bar ideas, think about installing a home bar in your basement or patio. It will not only add value to your home but also create a great space for the whole family to enjoy and entertain.

When considering a custom home bar and home bar ideas often times people only consider the home bar as a place for adults. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Home bars are also a great place for your children and teenagers to hang out and entertain as well. The bar area is a great place for storing beverages, snacks and kitchen utensils. By creating a convenient and easy to use space in your basement or patio to store all your party necessities it will make entertaining more pleasurable and convenient. Also, a designated bar area will provide a fun environment and space that will leave the rest of the house quiet, relaxing and undisturbed. Read the rest of this entry »

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