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post #1 of 9 Old 06-26-2011, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Handrail as Modified Bar Rail?

I'm looking for a simple way to finish off a bar I've made.

I'm wondering if I can buy a handrail from HD or Lowes, then rip a 3/8-1/2' lip off one side to make the molding for my bar top.

Any thoughts on drawbacks of this route?

Thanks in advance for the input.

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If you like the way it would look, there's no reason not to use and modify to your taste.









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You could do this

Why not take a look at making you a two or three piece trim design, then you can really craft it to the look you want. Sounds like a great project, good luck.

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Thanks for the input.

I ended up going with the original idea.

Here's a look at the jig, the cut, and the [almost] finished bar top.

Having never done any woodworking myself, and using my grandfather's 50 year-old tools, this has been a pretty good learning experience.

I'll post a picture of the whole thing soon.

Thanks again.

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Having never done any woodworking myself, and using my grandfather's 50 year-old tools, this has been a pretty good learning experience.
For not having done any woodworking, you did an amazing job. It looks great. Finished pictures would be nice.






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For not having done any woodworking, you did an amazing job. It looks great. Finished pictures would be nice.

+1 Looks great, not a beginner procedure.

Don't forget finished pics.

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Great Job! Looks Amazing

Hey what a great job you did on that bar. That hand rail sure did the trick. Keep up the good work!

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Still have to finish things up (stain, hardware... the beer tap!), but here's a dry fit of what it looks like.

I'll try to remember to post the final pics after I finish this weekend.

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good job for beginner, but I have to ask where the mini fridge is to make it complete
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