A trip to a salvage store for brackets & to Lowe's for wood shelf.a nice looking, heavy piece to fill a large space at a fraction of the cost of a countertop. Nice for a kitchen/ dining room coffee bar.
Built-ins for office. Built ins define an entry via BHG. DIY Built-in IKEA Bookshelves: "Built-in bookcases not only add a ton of character and storage, but they really can make a small house feel so much bigger!
Interesting idea maybe for wall between dining & living rooms ? "Bookcase surrounding a door - would do this but keep it bungalow style with dark wood and see through to the other room." Think this would be good in our dining room!