I was hanging out at my local watering hole over the weekend and was reminded of all customers I’ve worked with over the years that made their own bars in their homes. My uncle has a full bar in his basement complete with mixers and soda’s on a gun, ice maker, and such a variety of alcohol it would make the local manager at the liquor store jealous. His home came with the bar already there so he didn’t get to build it himself. Had he built the bar himself I could have helped him out with so much of the hardware. You’ll find much of what you’ll need for your bar project below.
Depending on how you’re building your bar you may need a spot where you’ll lift up part of the bar to be able to pass through it. We carry a lift assist damper to both help lift the bar or countertop and soft close it back down made by Sugatsune. Sugatsune makes them with or without a stop so you can have it stop at 95 degrees or fold over 180 degrees. The mechanism will work on material 9/16″ to 1″ thick. It can also go up to 1-9/16″ with an optional spacer.
Something you’ll see in many bars will be ceiling hooks mounted under the bar used to hang purses or backpacks. I see these in just about every bar I go to. I’ve also seen them on bar height tables.
We have a large selection of lighting for your bar. I like the flexible strip lighting that is self adhesive and can go on curves so can wrap around corners, it looks neat just under the lip on the bar providing a down light on the front. We also have stick and puck lights for the bottle and drink ware displays.
No bar would be complete without a place to hold the wine and martini glasses. We have stemware racks in wood or metal to match the rest of your decor.
When you are ready to make yours come visit TheHardwareHut.com so we can fix you up with everything you need.