Slowly but surely.....
So as you can see I got the 5/8 plywood cut and on top. I havent mounted to the top of the freezer yet, but it is all clamped up and ready for the holes to be drilled and the T-nuts to be put in place.
My clearance turned out pretty darn good if i do say so myself.
So in response to IR's question about how I'm getting to the 42 inches, look at the first post with my design drawing. See how I have the 4 chunks of 2x4 attached to the plywood? Another piece of plywood will be going on top of that to generate my 42" height as well as give me my 6 inch serving space, where the drip tray is sitting in the design drawing. It will also extend out past the back of the freezer to give the over hang for the bar. Make sense? If not ... wait two days and I'll have pics of it haha.
This shot just shows how it will bridge between the bottom frame and the top hinge.
Considering I get about 2 hours at a time to work on this thing and how slow of a worker I am (I always think to much and stop working ...) I think things are coming along pretty well.