How to Build a Bar

Series: Here's How How to Build a Bar Source: This Old House By Jennifer Stimpson of This Old House magazine If the notion of building a bar conjures fond and fuzzy memories of hammering 2x4s into some makeshift cup stand back in college, terrific. But that experience won't help you much here. This is a real piece of furniture, as you can see from the trimmed panels, sturdy oak bar-rail molding, and stainless-steel foot rail. Follow along as This O...

Is Poplar a good wood for baseboard?

Poplar is an excellent choice for wood baseboard so long as the baseboard is to be painted. Its smooth, tight grain lends itself particularly well to painted finishes. However, due to its wide color variations from light to dark (and even green to purple), Poplar is not recommended for natural or stain finishing. All wood baseboard profiles at Blumer & Stanton are stocked in Poplar for painted applications. We also custom manufacture wood baseboard ...

What kind of wood is best for baseboard?

Traditional wood baseboard is available in a variety of wood species. A few of the most common wood species are Poplar, which is excellent for painting, and Pine or Cypress for natural finishing or staining. Cypress has become increasingly scarce in recent years, and is not as common as it once was due to its increasing cost. All wood baseboard profiles at Blumer & Stanton are stocked in Poplar for painted applications. We also custom manufacture wo...