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Old 09-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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Attach a wooden drink well to a granite bar top?


I'm doing some work for a restaurant that wants to add a wooden drink well to their granite bar. I'm going to have to install this on the bottom side of the bar top and was wondering if an adhesive would be enough to hold it or if I need another way to secure it. The bar tenders will be using this well to make drinks in so ti does not need to hold much weight.

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Bottle well? How many bottles?

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You say it won’t hold much weight but you should mount it as if it will. Bartenders, especially busy ones will punish the thing and don’t care how it’s mounted but it better hold.

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You say it wonít hold much weight but you should mount it as if it will. Bartenders, especially busy ones will punish the thing and donít care how itís mounted but it better hold.
That's entirely true. A Liter of liquor will probably weigh around three pounds including the weight of the vessel and when tossed into a well in a high speed operation that bottle will probably hit the holder at almost twice that weight. Then the other static vessels weights just sitting there have to be considered also.

In college I worked as a bartender in a fast track nightclub and we abused those drink wells pretty good. I'm not sure wood is even a good idea but with your sketchy information who knows.
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I'm thinking the OP is looking to add a lower glass rail to the bottom of the counter--

Not to hold bottles but glasses for mixing ----

Two part epoxy will hold--however, the glass rail may need to be made of a NSF approved material like Corian or the health department may demand it be removed.
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I'm thinking the OP is looking to add a lower glass rail to the bottom of the counter--
Okay...that would make more sense. And, you are correct, that is called a "rail" not a well as far as I know.
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Some would even stand on the thing to get up on top of the bar to hang some stupid decoration on the ceiling.

I’ve maintained a few bars and learned quickly to take a bulletproof approach to everything, and even then they still find a way to break it.
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Some would even stand on the thing to get up on top of the bar to hang some stupid decoration on the ceiling.

Iíve maintained a few bars and learned quickly to take a bulletproof approach to everything, and even then they still find a way to break it.
I've mixed a few drinks in my day---I know all about humans--alcohol and building products--

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