Custom wood bar tops make entertaining at home easier. Adding one to your home will impress your guests and add elegance. Choosing Maryland Wood Countertops for your bar top guarantees high-quality wood and a look you’ll love.
Benefits of Wood Bar Tops
Wood is a forgiving surface. Wood bar tops can withstand spills, heavy barware, scratches and burn marks. Large damaged areas can usually be repaired with sanding and re-staining. Small damage like dents and nicks only adds to the wood’s character.
Wood is pleasant to the touch. All hardwoods take on a warm glow under low light. A wood bar will make your home or business the go-to place for events and just relaxing.
If you’re thinking of a small bar for your den or dining room, a wood top is the best option. Wood blends with your existing decor. It weighs far less than granite or marble and is an ideal surface for portable bars.
Designing Your Bar
Your bar top says a lot about your style and taste. Bar countertops must be attractive, functional for you and comfortable for your guests. What characteristics make your guests or customers love your bar?
- Comfortable seating space
- An attractive environment
- A sturdy bar countertop
For a full bar, we suggest allowing about 24 inches per person. This ensures that people don’t bump arms, and that they have enough room for glasses and dishes.
Woods for Your Bar
Wood bar tops establish an authentic pub atmosphere. What woods are best for casual, pub style and upscale bars?
- Reclaimed oak and reclaimed pine: If you want a bar that makes you feel like you stepped back in time, use reclaimed wood. Knotholes and other distinctive markings give it a naturally distressed look. Reclaimed wood is a piece of history, and your guests are sure to appreciate that.
- Hickory: It’s pale ash brown to light golden brown and perfect if you want something neutral but still captivating. The grain is prominent and wavy. The color differences between the sapwood and heartwood are striking.
- Walnut: Walnut is a versatile wood. With a creamy brown sapwood, it can appear rustic or modern and works well with stone.
- Exotic hardwoods: For the ultimate upscale bar top, consider wenge. With extremely dark tones, people sometimes mistake it for black stone.
There are many wood design options you can choose that dress up your bar and are functional. Bar rails add comfort for your guests. Drip edges make serving more convenient.
At Maryland Wood Countertops, we’ve built many simple and elaborate wood bar tops for clients. We can do the same for you. Call us today at 443-840-7373 to start designing your perfect bar.