Originally Posted by Iusteve
I am just setting up my ideas/plans on my bar. My question now is....the bar rail like those from Rockler etc. How do they install to your bar top? Shhould the top be even at the edge? What is the trick to installing these rails? They give possibly the best look out. Please help.
P.S. you will be hearing ALOT more from me as I haven't even begun yet. Bear with me as I am a rookie
While the rail is really nice, don't think you have to do that. If you look back at my build, you will see I just did a straight piece of molding.
Don't get me wrong, the rail is awesome, but just didn't want you to get locked in with something you might not be comfortable with. I didn't do the traditional rail for a couple of reason;
1. as a beginner I didn't know if I had the skill to install it. Or how long it would take me to do.
2. I was on a tight budget, and simply didn't want to spend the money
3. I really wanted to keep the bar size proportional to the room. Not only in physical size, but also is appearance. So I wanted a "smaller" look.
4. and lastly and perhaps most importantly, my buddy came into town unannounced for work and I wanted him to help me. So we had a day to plan, a day to shop and about 2 days build as much as we could. And doing the formal rail was really just not something we planned for...LOL