Our beach house had very limited counter space, so I decided to build an island for the kitchen.
It is made from several 4"x12" wooden timbers glued together.
The shape was cut out with a chainsaw and smoothed out with a grinder. After a little sanding, a few coats of spar varnish brings out the character in the wood.
The legs are made from 1 1/4" galvanized pipe and industrial handrail flanges.