Brass Bar Rails Can Complete a Bar’s Look

One of the most elegant decorative pieces that you can give a bar is the bar rail. Usually made of brass, here’s a few tips on ensuring yours looks great.

 Parts Sourcing

Foot bar rails consist of the attachment brackets, the long tubes and the end caps. The tubes you can find at your brass supplier will normally come in lengths of 144 inches or 12 feet. The diameters and thicknesses for each piping product also differ, while the thickness and the material should also enable the piping to withstand wear and tear and the weight of the patrons’ feet even if they are lightly stepping on the railing.


Part of the bar construction process includes measuring the overall length of the tubing you need. Consulting the layout of the bar will help assess whether you can use a whole stretch of tube to comprise one section of railing. You will also need to account for the size of any elbow joints in determining the length of each side.

 Braced Up

The brackets to be set up must be of a slightly larger diameter than the tube but still a tight fit for them. Plan ahead so that the brackets will be on both ends of the tube just before the elbow joint and one in the middle of the tube. The brackets must have their own legs on the floor while being fastened to the main bar structure.


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