I really wish I read this before I built my Hamilton Beach fridge into the bar. I am having the same problem with constantly running and not getting below 40°. I don’t know how I am going to get it out without destroying the bar. Please admin, update plans to include using a compact freezer rather than a mini fridge.
This might be late now. But I used maple from a gym floor for my bar top and the sides and it is gorgeous. I built the L shaped kegger bar. Using the maple added complexities to the project, but I am a novice with wood working and it turned out just fine. Actually it’s gorgeous. I don’t have the bar rail on yet, but once I do I will update with pics.