Category Archives: LED Bar Shelves

Custom LED Corner Bar Shelves – Recent Projects

Corner Bar ShelvingThis is a custom corner bar shelving unit we just finished up for The Alcove Cantina in Round Rock, TX. It’s one of the more unique corner displays we’ve done recently due to it’s odd shape and angles. It’s also the first time we’ve made a corner display with a full-color logo which made it extra challenging due to the different angles.

We definitely think it’s going to make an impact at The Alcove when it opens up soon!


Monster Energy Display – Facebook Contest

LED Lighted Monster Energy Display
We did a Facebook giveaway contest back in 2013 for a Monster Energy table so we’ve got a ton of Monster fans on our Facebook page. So, we figured we’d make another Monster something to give the rest of our 15,999 fans who didn’t win the table another chance to win something Monster-ish.

We made a custom 2 tier liquor display with couple extra cool features. The front has a full-color logo, the first time we’ve ever attempted it, and we added a huge Monster edge lit panel for a little added flair.

Monster Energy Display ShelfIf you’d like to enter the contest you can check it out on our Facebook Page.


Customized Designs featured in Bar Business Magazine


Back in May we were contacted by Bar Business Magazine to offer our expert advice for an article about lighted liquor displays in their June issue. Check out what we had to say.


Custom Jagermeister Liquor Display

Custom Jagermeister Liquor Display

In dark bars, of course, all of these features and components are reliant upon
great lighting schemes to make them not only appealing but simply viewable at all. In Denver, Colorado, Customized Designs ( has been creating unique and specialized LED lighted products since 2004 for hotels, restaurants and bars such as MGM Grand and many other establishments across the U.S.

“I would say the biggest mistake people make when it comes to a liquor display, other than not having one, is not planning for one”

According to company Founder & Designer Brian Turnipseed, Customized Designs is the largest manufacturer of illuminated furniture, liquor displays and other LED lighted products in the U.S., and the largest manufacturer of LED lighted liquor displays in the world.
“Our best selling models are the standard style tiered displays,” says Turnipseed. “this is mainly because we have a lot of these displays in stock and the prices are significantly lower than our semi-custom and custom products.

LED Back Bar Shelves

LED Back Bar Shelves

“As for what’s trending, I would say that it’s an option that we offer, which is logos and branding. Adding logos and branding to our displays has become an increasingly large part of our business in recent years. A lot of our customers partner with their liquor reps and have them pay for the display and put the liquor brand’s logo on the front. Other bar owners just want to add a personal touch to it by adding their bar’s logo to the front because, let’s face it, in a world where virtually everything is mass produced overseas, there is something to be said about getting a custom-made item and being able to say, ‘This was custom made for us and it is awesome, while not having to take out a second mortgage on your home to pay for it.”

The liquor displays built by Customized Designs, all backed by a lifetime warranty, also include the best LED lighting system available on the market, as Turnipseed understands the importance of shining a light on any beautiful bar design. “It goes back to visibility, and the more visible your products are, the more likely they will sell.” he explains. “There are a lot of ways to use lighting to bring visibility to your back bar, and a lighted liquor display or lighted shelves is one of the easiest. If you have a nightclub or very dimly lit bar, then I would say a lighted display is absolutely essential. If your bar is already very bright, the LED lighting may not help you quite as much, but it surely can’t hurt.

Back Bar Display w/ Logo

Back Bar Display w/ Logo

There have actually been case studies on how lighting can affect the way people make purchases and the consensus are pretty much unanimous – your customers need to be able to see what they’re buying, and adding a lighted bottle display or lighted shelves is the easiest way to bring attention to your highest margin products.”


Putting your bottles on display would seem to be a no-brainer. People can’t buy what they don’t know is available. With temporary and permanent options available, building a back bar bottle display can be as easy and as beneficial as you need it to be when you want it to be.

“I would say the biggest mistake people make when it comes to a liquor display, other than not having one, is not planning for one,” says Turnipseed. “If you plan ahead just a bit, you really open up the possibilities in what can be done with your display to really make it yours, and not just what someone else has”

You can read the full article at

Find out more about our displays on the Bar Shelving page

Custom Mini Bottle Glorifier for Suicide Bunny E-Liquids

Suicide Bunny Vape Display

Suicide Bunny Vape Display

When Suicide Bunny E-Juice Vapors contacted us a few months ago wanting us to create a custom led lighted vape display for their soon-to-be-launched vapors product line it sparked our interest. Mainly because we’d yet to do any type of custom work for the e-liquids industry. They wanted something that had never been done before to make their product stand out in shops around the country yet still affordable in smaller quantities.

We came up with a number of ideas and made a couple of prototypes. The final rendition is in the top image on the right. The display needed to be small not only because the bottles are only about 3″ tall but the less counter space the display takes up the better. The main challenge was to fit an LED controller, lighting and all of the cables inside such a small base. Eventually, we figured it out and the final versions are on the right.

The display itself consists of a black base that houses the LED controller and LED lighting. Their logo is was far too complex to do a traditional edge-lit etched panel so we printed their logo and put it on frosted acrylic which picks up the LED lighting much like our floating shelves do. We also designed this panel to be easily removable for easy shipping/transport and can be switched out if they ever want to re-brand the display.

We think it turned out great and will be sure to grab attention in stores around the US. Hopefully, they think so too and will be back for more in the future!

3 Tier Liquor Shelves w/ Edge Lit Insert Panel

3 Tier Liquor Display w/ Edge Lit Logo Panel

3 Tier Liquor Display w/ Edge Lit Logo Panel

Here at Customized Designs we offer a number of ways to customize your liquor display with branding to market your brand and one of those ways is with led edge lit panels.

This is a standard 3 tier bottle display but with an added removable edge lit panel insert. Although much less common and a bit more expensive to do than our standard front step lighted logos, edge lit panels are sometimes preferable for a number of reasons.

One of the main reasons customers will go with an edge lit logo is because of space. This logo for Bar Tendas is a fairly complex design and simply won’t fit in the 4″ space of the bottom step. Rather than sacrificing the detail of their logo we recommended and edge lit panel which allows us to use the original artwork and make their branding stand out that much more.

While the panel appears to be built into the display, it can actually be easily pulled out and replaced if it ever becomes damaged or if they want to change logos for different events.

The one drawback of these type of edge lit logo panels is that they are made with clear acrylic and unlike the white acrylic the shelving is made with, it will show scratches very easily so the panel itself must be handled and cleaned with extreme care.

We have considered making these panels with etched glass, however, glass is 1) Dangerous 2) Heavy 3) Expensive and 4) Dangerous. So, we will probably stick with acrylic for the time being. =D

To find out more about our displays, check out the bar shelving page.

Custom 3 Tier Lighted Bar Shelves w/ Cherry Finish

Custom 3 Tier Cherry Bar Shelves

Custom 3 Tier Cherry Bar Shelves

This is one of the more custom liquor displays we’ve done recently. This client had a unique back bar made that required a little ingenuity when it came to getting a bottle display to fit in and look right.

The custom angles definitely posed a challenge to our fabrication team as the majority of the pieces had complex angles and had to be cut by hand as opposed to being cut on our computerized machinery. Nevertheless, it turned out great and fit in the client’s niche perfectly.

To ensure the display matched the customers existing wood finish perfectly, they chose an unfinished cherry wood veneer that would be stained on site using the same stain used for the rest of the bar. This is the surefire way to make it look like the display and bar are a perfect match for each other!

Awesome Liquor Selection Makes for Awesome Liquor Display Pictures

4 Tier LED Bar Shelving

4 Tier LED Bar Shelving

Every year we hold our annual Photo Contest where all of our clients from the previous year can submit their photos for a chance to win money & prizes and for 2014 this was our 2nd place winner.

The actual display is a 96″ 4 tier bottle display which is one of the largest displays we make standard. Even still it looks like they have such a massive selection of liquor at The Cave in Brooklyn, NY that they could use an even bigger display!

I personally love this picture because it shows what a huge difference illuminating your selection of liquor can make. Imagine if there were no lights behind the bar. I wouldn’t be nearly as impressive and I can almost guarantee that they’re selling more of their highest margin products at The Cave than they would be without the display.

Sepetember Giveaway Displays

For those of you who follow us on Facebook, you might remember the September NFL Giveaway that we hosted.  We selected two lucky NFL fans from our Facebook page and their prize was a custom 2 Step 24″ NFL Logo Bottle Display.  Our administrative staff selected a local Denver Broncos Fan who was located right here in Denver and a Green Bay Packers fan from Iowa.  We had a lot of fun creating these back bar displays and we wanted to share the end result with you!

Just remember that we can create just about anything you dream up and we absolutely love making custom, unique items!

Broncos Display with Acrylic

Broncos Display with Acrylic

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers

City Skyline LED Lighted Back Bar Display

Skyline Lighted Liquor Display

Skyline Lighted Liquor Display

We were contacted this month by a hotel in Ohio to create a one-of-a-kind bottle display.  The designer had an idea in mind and we made it a reality!!  The city skyline piece is a first for our company and it turned out beautifully.  There were four pieces that were fabricated and when put side-by-side, they make a stunning metropolitan skyline.  Holding approximately 50 liquor bottles, this back bar display is not only functional, it is awesome!  The stainless steel laminate gives the liquor shelf a very polished look.  If you are ever in the Cleveland area, make sure you check out the Radisson Gateway Hotel!!