I know this post is over 2 years old, but was hoping mmulholland, the OP, might still be available. I love the work you did on this project, would like to know a bit more if possible about the bartop area, I am considering doing something similar myself. do you mind answering a few questions? First, after 2 years, are you happy with the laminate bar deck surface? would you use it again if starting the project over? you mentioned epoxy/resin in a later post, did you seal the whole surface with it, or the cracksealer? how did you match the barrail stain to the laminate color? you mentioned you'd build it in a way you could replace the laminate planks if damaged. How did you do that? Thanks!