Wood Chicago Bar Rail | Synthesis | Bar Molding | Bar Trim

Wood Bar Top with Chicago Bar Rail Synthesis Molding
Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

What is Chicago Bar Rail?

Wood Chicago Bar Rail edge profiles can vary based on the design aesthetic. Chicago style bar rail adds a raised surface to provide a comfortable resting place for patron’s arms.

Chicago Bar Rail Synthesis Molding on Custom Wood Bar Top
Design by Kountry Kraft, Inc.

In addition, Chicago style bar rail halts spilled liquids from trickling onto patron’s laps. The curve of the bar rail can vary slightly from one manufacturer to the next. Grothouse has developed a wood Chicago Bar Rail that is ergonomic and the most comfortable for resting arms.

Designs with Wood Chicago Bar Rail Synthesis Molding

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Custom Wood Stained Cherry Synthesis™ Bar Top in Fontana, Wisconsin

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Synthesis Chicago Bar Rail for Commercial or Home Applications

Wood Bar top Synthesis rail

Grothouse is pleased to offer our Synthesis Bar Rail, an integrated Chicago Bar Rail carved from the solid wood surface. Traditional Chicago Bar Rail is milled from a separate piece of wood and applied to the bar surface as a molding. Paul Grothouse engineered the Synthesis Bar Rail by developing methods that permit the bar rail to be carved from the same solid wood piece as the bar surface. The result is a singular piece of bar, with a grain matched surface that eliminates seams at the molding and the need for unsightly mounting fasteners underneath the bar. Synthesis also creates a finished end with a seamless termination. These features create a more substantial bar rail that is easy to clean. For both of these reasons, Synthesis Bar Rail is an excellent choice for home and commercial bars.

Permits Greater Flexibility of your Designs

Wood Bar top Synthesis Chicago style rail

Synthesis Chicago Bar Rail can be curved or straight and custom shaped to your design. Synthesis bar rail can be made in very tight radii or shapes not available in classic bar rail. Standard Synthesis Rail is shaped to be ergonomic and a comfortable place to rest your arms, and custom profiles can be easily created.

Unique Features

  • Beautiful curves and comfortable Chicago Rail
  • Clean terminations with no additional end cap molding required
  • Grain matched profile
  • Opportunity to create custom edges and shapes

Zebrawood Bar Top with Synthesis Bar Rail