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Drink rail on bar tops
Last Post 01 Mar 2007 02:47 AM by Seth Emery. 11 Replies.
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23 Feb 2007 08:49 PM
    Need some opinions on building a 4" integrated into a bar top.  We have done them a few different ways.  Wondering how anyone likes doing them different reasons including:  relatively inexpensive option for the customer, really cool appearance (we have coved the inside radiI before), and ease of fabrication/assembly. 

    Also have done them on peninsulas where drawers are present which vastly limits your options, but somebody get a discussion going on how you like to do them if you have done multiples.  For the purposes of this discussion, lets eliminate the Applebee's method of "slap a couple 1/2" pieces together at a right angle, then apply silicone liberally"

    Anxious to hear ideas.  We are doing a few more of them, would like to come up with a standard method and possibly show a small piece in our showroom.

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    23 Feb 2007 08:51 PM
    We don't do a lot of bar tops but are you refering to the step down section on the bar tender side?  Could you post a picture by any chance?
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    26 Feb 2007 12:34 PM
    http://www.buildpal.com/nb/knigge/custom_images/custom/40/Sobczak__Bar_countertop_drinkrail.jpg
    Check out the inside edge.  This is similar to what I am looking to make.  Like I said, I know a couple of methods, but need to settle on one as a standard, minimizing fab labor, but giving the customer something that looks nice.
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    26 Feb 2007 02:24 PM

    Hey Matt. We have done a few edges like this. Using the CNC to profile the edge.

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    26 Feb 2007 02:27 PM
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    26 Feb 2007 02:41 PM
    Jon,

    That is pretty awesome.  We are not looking to do the wood molding in my picture, rather the drink rail on the other side of the bar.  Integrating a drop down area, with a spill proof rail.  Area where bartenders pour drinks.  Your picture is really cool, gives me an idea or two, but not what the subject of my thread was looking for.
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    26 Feb 2007 02:52 PM
    Sorry about that. How about this?
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    26 Feb 2007 02:54 PM
    Or This
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    28 Feb 2007 08:59 PM
    [QUOTE]Matt Kraft wrote
    http://www.buildpal.com/nb/knigge/custom_images/custom/40/Sobczak__Bar_countertop_drinkrail.jpg
    Check out the inside edge.  This is similar to what I am looking to make.  Like I said, I know a couple of methods, but need to settle on one as a standard, minimizing fab labor, but giving the customer something that looks nice.[/QUOTE]

    So.......nobody has ever fabricated one of these into a bar top??  You guys are holding out on me............
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    28 Feb 2007 09:50 PM
    Matt,
    Somewhere, waaaaayyyy up in the history section of our attic, I have a bar top, all corian, with a drain rail like you have shown. I looked and couldn't find it today.

    Pretty simple to make if you don't need to cove it to the deck. A half inch drop is okay, I presume?

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    01 Mar 2007 02:47 AM

    Matt,

    Check out this link: http://www.amanatool.com/bits-fv/57118.html. We use the Amana 57148 shown at the bottom of the page. It does not leave too much of a no-drip edge, but serves the purpose. Note - we don't build up the edge in the fashion shown in the picture on Amana's site. The way we do this edge, the no-drip part is routed on the CNC before the other edge build-ups are applied.

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