First off, the room looks awesome!
I see on your bar that you built out a lip with 2x4. Is that a structural thing or were you going for a certain look? I was wondering about the need for extra support with say a 10"-12" overhang?
Thanks for the comment. Alot of hours and stress going into it but think it will be great once it's done. Really starting to enjoy it.
I originally had 3/4 plywood for the base on the first go round if you look back at some previous posts you can see it. I had started that way thinking I was going to do a laminate top until I priced the laminate tops. The bar rail I am using needed something on the edge to trim which is why i decide on the 2x4's so I could rip the plywood to 3 1/2 inches and nail to the edge like I did. I had looked at a couple other bars and I liked the thicker look on the edge of it. hopefully in the next week or two I will have some railing put on and can post new pics. I was amazed at how much more sturdy it made the top though. You can lean on the bar standing up and don't notice any movement. Downside is the thing is heavy as hell. Upside is I don't have to mount it to the floor and can be slid a bit if needed to get things in behind the bar.