CHI House Tour: Christy & John's Logan Square Bungalow. You might be able to find an old piece like this on Craigslist or in the classifieds. The one directly above is also from a house tour: AT Europe: Paris - Chez Debra. We love this one and would like to hunt at flea markets for something like it! A couple more suggestions below... • Crate & Barrel has some nice big kitchen islands, like the Somerset Kitchen Island. Plenty of storage and also a big top - you could use barstools for seating.
• Maxwell wrote about the IKEA Groland butcher block which also could function as a dining space. One caveat: you MUST oil this piece and use bee's oil wax to preserve the wood. Any more suggestions for Pat?