Successful entertaining depends on the environment. If you’re building a home or commercial bar, you need innovative bar top ideas. Unique shapes, edge choices and wood species lay the foundation for a stylistic solution.
Bar Top Ideas: Considering Shape
Bar tops with interesting shapes are increasing in popularity. At Maryland Wood Countertops, our team often finds great pieces of reclaimed wood that aren’t standard in shape. This can be due to partial damage or the way the original woodworker chose to fabricate the lumber.
We sometimes salvage used or partially damaged wood. We use them to create planks of varying lengths that are perfect for a half moon bar top. This shaped top maximizes seating space for small areas like dens. It’s also a perfect shape for a wet bar placed against the wall. Reclaimed wood’s distressed appearance gives a small bar a big visual impact.
Bar Top Ideas: Why the Edge Makes a Difference
A live edge slab has an uneven or gnarled edge on the untouched, outside edge of the slab. Live edge slabs add significant visual interest and texture to any area. Your guests or customers will love the natural curved edge of your slab bar top.
Do you want to add a bar top to your reclaimed wood kitchen island? A live edge slab is the perfect complement to your existing island.
Types of reclaimed wood in our slab inventory include:
Mix and Match Bar Top Ideas
Combining wood with an existing stone countertop makes a huge statement. Wood complements stone by adding warmth. Reclaimed wood in particular can add a bold style element to a modern kitchen.
For instance, we recently built a reclaimed chestnut kitchen bar top to add to a client’s black marble island. The tawny wood added light and warmth to the black and white kitchen.
Colorful Reclaimed Wood
Flat grain wood construction style, also called premium wide plank, is an affordable but stylistic solution for bar tops. To spice up a plank bar top, you can choose contrasting planks. For example, if you want natural wood shades, we can alternate dark heartwood with pale sapwood.
Because we used salvaged wood from various sources, some pieces will still have paint on them. The paint amount can vary from traces to nearly covering the board. A distressed striped bar top is an art piece that will impress your customers or friends. It’s also a way to salvage a part of history.
Inspired by these bar top concepts? Call Maryland Wood Countertops today at 443-840-7373 to schedule a consultation with our design team.