Bar rails add the finishing touches to showcase your unique home bar design and can help you achieve the true pub feeling. The range of different styles for the bar rail profile is endless, and the width and depth of the rabbit connection vary to change the rail contour.
When choosing your profile style, one important consideration is whether you will eat at the bar regularly or not. A profile with lips that blends with the top bar is great for preventing drinks from spilling into your guests’ laps, but that can make eating at the bar uncomfortable. If you often eat at the bar, try installing rails that provide a flat surface across the top.
Bull Nose profiles are a good choice if you want the top of the bar to be level.
Match the Rail Bar to the Top Bar
Your rails must match the style and appearance of your top bar. Your choices for your boss are very broad, and include things like: granite, glass, laminate, ceramic tiles, copper, corian, marble, stainless steel, epoxy and resin, and special artwork.
Contrasting colors and materials can make your home’s blades look very sharp, so don’t be afraid to mix and match. For example, you can combine granite tops with wooden rails, copper with stones, wood with brass rail bars, or tiles with vinyl rails (like in the old Eagle’s Clubs). If you use a wooden rail, you can choose to differentiate the color of the Red Mahogany with a lighter Cherry color. If you decide to use a more modern look and use materials such as glass or granite, you might not even need a rail rod.
Most of the fence bar is mostly made of wood. Rails can have a dramatic effect on the overall look and feel of your home bar, so choosing the highest quality wood is important. It is perfectly acceptable to limit high-level wood to the main focal point of your home slats, and use a lower value for the rest of the slats. Brazilian cherries are very popular nowadays, but mahogany, maple, oak, poplar, and ash also make good choices (just to name a few).
If you cannot afford the desired ingredients for the whole stem, consider using it only for the upper stem or stem. This is a display item that will truly make your home bar special.
To learn more about installing rails and selecting profiles, see Rail Bar Basics for your Home Bar.