Originally Posted by GraemeInCanada
.....I actually can't decide if I want a wood finish for the counter or just use some arborite on plywood.....
Either are probably going to take some more abuse than you will want to see after all this work. You don't need much counter top. I would check with a local counter top company or even your local Home Depot or Lowes, to see if they have corian scraps cut down from a recent install. They all do, its just a question of size and you may pay a very small fee. You could work with two separate pieces, one over the ice box and other over the rest. With the same pattern, corian can be seemed together to make a larger piece as well.