We need a countertop for our $25 kitchen island. And trim, but thats another story. I’m torn. I dream of a huge, white, honed marble slab. I can just see the Christmas cookies being decorated, pie dough being rolled out, and all of the huge hugs I would give a beautiful marble island. However, I am cheap & an eco hippy. Mining natural stone doesn’t so much help mother nature, & stone is $$$$. I have dreams of finding a slab like these folks did on craigslist, but no luck so far. Perhaps a remnant could work, too. How does one go about finding those? Call random stores? As a side note, Taking to people on the phone scares me. It’s a result of mu short stint as an auto claims adjuster. It’s also why I hate checking voicemail. But anyway….
I saw a product on Sweat Equity on DIY made by Durcon that might work. It’s apparently cheaper than most recycled content composite counters, but I don’t know the exact cost. They do send nice sized samples though. Maybe the solid black? 2 of these look black, but one is dark green. Since I use my non fancy phone camera for all of these lovely pictures, it doesn’t exactly read well.
So, I’m not really anywhere close to a decision, & feel totally lost.
Homemade butcher block? Some other choice entirely? Scrap lumber & a table cloth?