Originally Posted by eglbc
Anyone got a kitchen island / butcher block suggestion (cheapo-1 yr lease) ? Interior is modern.
What size? Pretty hard to go wrong with ikea on the cheap....they have various options in either solid birch or oak tops.
For a couple hundred bucks or less, you'll have something that looks good and is sturdy. These all have solid wood in the important places, so as long as you tighten everything nicely and maybe add glue to the joints, they should be sturdy (and the best trick on the ikea stuff is to come back after a week or two of use after everything has settled and give everything a final tightening).